Systems engineering courses to be offered at ESD

SOUTHFIELD — An Australian project and engineering management firm will offer three of its most popular courses this spring at Engineering Society of Detroit Headquarters in Southfield.

“Engineering Successful Infrastructure Systems” is a five-day course that will be conducted at ESD March 25-29 by highly qualified and experienced trainers from Project Performance International, a global systems engineering firm based in Victoria, Australia.

This course is a five-day immersion in the successful engineering of infrastructure that delivers maximum value to stakeholders. The course is based on systems thinking, here applied to projects and engineering. Systems engineering as a discipline has been proven to substantially reduce costs, reduce project durations and increase client satisfaction.

Participants in this training will learn an approach to infrastructure problem definition and infrastructure problem solution development during definition, design and construction phases that generates value for both the developer and the client.

This ground-breaking course is geared towards the engineering of infrastructure systems that are characterized as of significant scale in terms of cost and size, lifecycle durations, and having a degree of uniqueness in execution, together with complexity and possibly cost uncertainty.

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PPI will also offer “Systems Engineering for Technology-Based Projects and Product Development” April 1-5.

This five-day course is intended for anybody who will perform or manage significant engineering roles, whether under the name “systems engineering” or not. This course is ideal for formal systems engineering training in that it leads the participant through the ways of thinking and acting that is systems engineering.

The course instills significant understanding together with actionable methods from which skill can be developed through application of the methods in the workplace.

Systems engineering training provides an integrated approach to the set of management and technical disciplines that combine to optimize system effectiveness, enhance project success and reduce risk. Ways of achieving corporate objectives, such as time to market, cost of goods sold, product quality, strategic objectives, are a constant theme throughout the course.

The course commences with broad concepts of a systems approach to the engineering of systems (based on systems thinking) and progressively adds detail. Concepts are introduced through a very simple system, and then re-applied to the engineering of a larger, more complex system. A single system is then taken in workshop format through all process areas. Participants leave the course equipped with an understanding of, and some experience via substantial workshops in, effective, efficient, actionable methods. The course is strong in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques throughout.

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Finally, PPI will offer “Systems Engineering Management” April 8-12.

This course provides in-depth coverage of how to manage engineering projects to maximize project success, within the project’s given constraints. The course establishes sound principles and provides effective methods to successfully manage projects, and for getting the best out of people, individually and in teams.

This Systems Engineering Management course will most benefit people who seek substantial knowledge and understanding of how to best go about managing technical projects, even more so those projects involving complex engineering.

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