Systems Engineering is a transdisciplinary and integrative approach that enables the successful realization, use, and retirement of engineered systems.

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Training aims to teach engineers and engineering managers the basics of system engineering discipline and systems engineering applications. Any prior knowledge is not required to participate in this training, course material is detailed in a structured manner starting from the most basic.

In this training, the fundamentals of system engineering throughout the product life cycle will be explained through presentations, discussions, examples, and in-class applications.

The training is compatible with the following documents:

  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes
  • INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineering) (2015) Systems Engineering Handbook: A Guide for System Life Cycle Process and Activities (4th ed.)


1.             Basic Concepts of Systems Engineering

1.1.          Definition of System

1.2.          Definition of Systems Engineering

1.3.          Value of Systems Engineering

2.             System Lifecycle

2.1.          Lifecycle and the Lifecycle Model

2.2.          Lifecycle Stages

2.3.          Lifecycle Approaches

3.             Technical Processes

3.1.          Business/Mission Analysis

3.2.          Stakeholder Needs and Requirements Definition

3.3.          System Requirements Definition

3.4.          Architecture Definition

3.5.          Design Definition

3.6.          Implementation

3.7.          Integration

3.8.          Verification

3.9.          Transition

3.10.        Validation

3.11.        Operation

3.12.        Maintenance

3.13.        Disposal


  • Systems Engineers
  • Systems Designers
  • Software and Hardware Engineers
  • Configuration Leaders
  • Manufacturing and Test Engineers
  • Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, Logistics, Weight and Balance Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Engineers and Managers
  • Subcontracting / Procurement Engineers

Burcu Özgör Demirkaya 


System, process and team-oriented Aeronautical Engineer skilled in Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering
Management, Flight/System Safety & Reliability, Air Vehicle Certification, and Qualification, Project Management,
Subcontractor Technical Management and Product Development Process Definition & Customization &
Improvement & Management.