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This course is being updated with current information and best practices. We plan on scheduling this course as soon as the updates are complete. Anticipated schedule is FY25 Q2.


  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering
  • NASA Fundamentals
    NASA Fundamentals

Skill Level: Open to all.

Systems engineering focuses on the interfaces among the people, processes, and products that are often outside the responsibility of any one function or discipline. This course equips your teams with the knowledge necessary to realize successful solutions. This course introduces the methods and techniques for a structured systems development process that proceeds from requirements to concept to production to operation, and is based upon NASA policy guidelines, specifically NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7123.1D , 7120.5F, and 8000.4C.

This course was custom-built for NASA systems engineers, project personnel, ground system personnel, systems engineers, and Project Software Systems Engineers (PSSEs). It will benefit anyone who desires a comprehensive understanding of the NASA systems engineering process, design principles, tasks, and deliverables.

The program is designed to provide hands-on skills participants can use immediately on the job. Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to:

  • Explain the purpose of systems engineering.
  • Describe the systems engineering process incorporating NASA policy guidelines (NPRs 7123.1D & 7120.5F).
  • Explain the process for system requirements development and management.
  • Describe the system definition process (concepts and architecting).
  • Defend project decisions and trade-off analyses.
  • Analyze product and project risk and mitigation based upon NASA policies and practices.
  • Examine reliability, availability, and supportability factors during the design process.
  • Explain performance measurement needs.
  • Explain verification and validation activities.