Model Based Systems Engineering

An introduction to core concepts, model development, and process implementation

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1 day

Delivery mode

Live Simulcast Online Course


UNSW Canberra City Campus

Standard price


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This course is designed to provide you with an in-depth exploration of MBSE and its pivotal role in modern systems engineering. Throughout the program, you will embark on a journey that demystifies the core concepts of MBSE. From understanding its foundational principles to diving into the processes involved, the course offers a holistic view of how MBSE is revolutionizing the engineering landscape.

You will engage in hands-on exercises that emphasize model creation, allowing you to grasp the nuances of building complex systems models. Key themes include the transition from traditional SE to MBSE, the stages of the MBSE process, and the practical applications of these models in real-world scenarios.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to confidently implement MBSE techniques in your professional endeavours, ensuring more efficient and innovative engineering solutions.

Course content

This course is broken into the following core learning topics: 

  • MBSE foundations
  • MBSE process and lifecycle
  • Model development in MBSE
  • Practical applications of MBSE
  • Collaboration in MBSE
  • Future trends in MBSE

Learning outcomes

By completing this course, you will be able to: 

  • Apply core concepts and principles of MBSE to hypothetical engineering scenarios, showcasing the advantages of model-based approaches.

  • Implement the stages of the MBSE process to a given system, illustrating the lifecycle from conceptualization to validation.

  • Construct basic models using specific tools and software.

  • Understand the main MBSE methodologies and approaches.

  • Collaborate in a team setting to coordinate and manage an MBSE project.

Who should attend

  • Systems Engineers looking to modernise their approach and stay current with the latest methodologies in their field.

  • Project managers who oversee engineering projects and want to better understand MBSE approach to ensure smoother project execution and transition from conventional SE.

  • Technical leads who aim to integrate modern systems engineering practices within their teams.

  • Organisational decision-makers who consider the adoption of MBSE for their engineering processes and wanting to comprehend its benefits and implementation. 



    Basic understanding of systems engineering: familiarity with traditional systems engineering concepts and practices


Dr Ebrahim Aly

Dr. Ebrahim Aly is currently a research associate at UNSW Canberra’s Capability Systems Centre. Dr. Aly has an MSc in modelling of complex systems from Kyushu University, Japan, and a PhD in Systems Engineering from UNSW Canberra. His research interests include improving the efficiency of complex systems’ models, integrating MBSE processes with systems models, and exploring AI’s role in MBSE. He utilizes various methodologies in his research such as causal inference, Bayesian methods, system dynamics, statistical modelling, and MBSE.

Cancellation policy

Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.