Friday, 22 January 2016

SyntheSys’ Certified Systems Engineering Practitioner (CSEP) Preparation Course 2016 Schedule is Published

We are delighted to announce the dates for SyntheSys’ updated CSEP Preparation course for 2016. The course now supports the latest edition of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering handbook. 

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The course equips students with the knowledge and structure of the handbook, and its constituent processes to prepare for the CSEP examination.

This comprehensive course combines real world scenarios with theory, to provide students with a unique learning experience which will enable them to comfortably sit the INCOSE CSEP examination.

Those who will benefit include Mechanical Engineers, Project Managers, Test Engineers, Systems Developers, personnel whose role heavily integrates with the Systems Engineering process and personnel who are due to sit the CSEP examination.

Presented by a fully accredited, qualified CSEP instructor, the course examines the role and benefits of applying Systems Engineering principles within organisations. Students are taught how to apply this theory and how to use the correct terminology to convey this process and will go on to complete a series of exercises which will prepare them for the exam.

We offer discounts for group bookings and we offer our training in a number of different locations, both at customer locations and approved training venues.

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  1. How does this course relate to/compare with degree level qualifications such as that from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at Sheffield University?

    1. Hi Bernard

      Many Thanks for your comment.

      A degree level qualification or significant systems engineering professional work experience is needed to complete the CSEP certification, so the certification requires that an individual already has a good working knowledge of SE principles which would be covered at degree level as you highlight. Our preparation course focuses on building on those principles and we look closely at how to pass the CSEP exam.

      Here is a useful link to the INCOSE site which gives further details on the different certification requirements, which may give you an indication of how these compare to the degree level qualification in terms of level of content.

      In terms of the scope of content itself, we would be more than happy to discuss the value of the certification over an email/ telephone should this be something you would like to hear more about. If this is something you would like to take forward please don't hestiate to contact or call us on +44(1) 1947 821 464 with your details and I can arrange a more detailed discussion with our course tutor.

      Thanks again for your comments.

      Sarah at SyntheSys

    2. Sarah,

      Thank you for your reply. My interest is mainly curiosity. I graduated with a BEng in Electronics followed by a MEng in Control Engineering. Both of these were very mathematically oriented and the MEng covered much on linear and non-linear dynamic modelling.

      I noticed that the INCOSE requirements, subject matter and exams seem very qualitative oriented. Is this approach typical of current Systems Engineering education?

      I'm not trying to tell others how or what they should be studying or to change the world, I'm just interested in how Systems/Control Engineering has progressed as a discipline over the past 40 odd years.

      Thanks again for your response.