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Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) & SysML Certificate- Online Training

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Online Course Training

The Step by Step Course To Master MBSE Methodology ISE & PPOOA

This is the only course where you will learn from certified experts, combining both best practice and theory.

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Course objetives

Train the engineer in the development of system models with standard SysML notation, using a practical approach combining MBSE and a set of good practices used in traditional systems engineering and in other engineering disciplines.

These best practices include those related to specifying needs and requirements, identifying functions and modeling functional flows using the N-square chart, modularity and physical architecture, as well as system documentation.

To improve the understanding of the attendees, exercises will be carried out in the course and an online laboratory working on an illustrative example using a commercial MBSE tool.

Training in the ISE&PPOOA methodology is not oriented towards the use of any system modeling tool in particular, as the ISE&PPOOA methodology is tool independent.

Course Methodology

The course is based on the ISE (Integrated System Engineering) & PPOOA (Processes Pipelines in Object Oriented Architectures) methodology, presented in detail in the book: Practical Model-Based Systems Engineering.

ISE & PPOOA is an architecture design methodology where there are multiple processes running concurrently in parallel and usually in real time.

The book’s author is the teacher of the course.

What You'll Learn

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for professionals in teams building complex products and systems in regulated industries.

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Functional & Business Analysts

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Systems Engineers

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Project Managers

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Development Engineers

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Quality Managers

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Methodology Managers

Course Agenda

This is exactly what you will learn throughout the Model Based Systems Engineering Course

3 Theory sessions, 7 hours each session, Online lab (session 4) with illustrative example model using a commercial MBSE tool
Module 0: Introduction to traditional Systems Engineering (optional)
• A system and its properties
• The system life-cycle
• Systems engineering and its main activities
• System development alternatives. Agile development
Module 1: Introduction to MBSE and SysML notation (optional)
• Introduction to MBSE
• SE models
• SysML notation and how it is used by ISE&PPOOA methodology. Structural view:  Block Definition Diagrams  Internal Block Diagrams. Behavioral view:  Activity Diagrams  State Machine Diagrams  Use Case Diagrams
Module 2: ISE & PPOOA Methodology
• What is a MBSE methodology?
• Main systems engineering concepts as used by ISE&PPOOA
• ISE & PPOOA conceptual model/ontology
• ISE & PPOOA dimensions and views
• ISE & PPOOA mehodological process
• PPOOA software architecture framework and methodological process of a software architecture
Module 3: Mission dimension
• Context diagram
• Actors and use cases
• Operational needs
• Measures of Efficiency(MoEs)
• External interfaces
• Capabilities
Module 4: Functional architecture
• The importance of functional architecture
• Function as transformation
• Functional architecture modeling using traditional SE notations and standard SysML notation
• Building the functional architecture with ISE&PPOOA
• Functional interfaces: N-square chart
• Modeling of functional flows using the SysML activity diagram
• Description of functions and funtional requirements
Module 5: Physical architecture
• Introduction to physical architectures
• Blocks and parts
• Functional allocation and modularity
• Physical interfaces
• Modular architecture modeling
• Documenting parts
Module 6: Refining the physical architecture
• Architectural trade-off
• Heuristics and its use for refining the architecture: architecutral, reliability, safety, resilence, usability and real-time software
• Refined architecture modeling
Module 7: Requirements engineering
• Needs, capabilities and requirements
• Classification of requirements
• Requirements flow down
• Models and requirements
• Requirements templates
Module 8: ISE & PPOOA in indutrial processes engineering (optional)
• Defining the industrial plant envelope
• Modeling the industrial plant/processes
• Use of SysML constraint blocks
• Dimensional analysis as a best practice for engineering
Module 9: PPOOA software architecture framework (optional)
• PPOOA building blocks vocabulary and metamodel
• Domain modeling
• PPOOA diagrams
• PPOOA architecting processes
• PPOA guidelines
Bonus Resources & Materials
• Book: “Practical Model-Based Systems Engineering”
• Slides of the training sessions in PDF
• Illustrative model worked in the online laboratory

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The Trainers

Alfonso García

Industrial engineer (UPM), CSEP

With over 15 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Alfonzo has applied his expertise to a wide range of products, including air traffic management systems (ATM), avionics, automotive, and advanced elevator systems. He assists clients in tailoring Systems Engineering processes to their specific needs and provides support in applying these processes.

As a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) accredited by INCOSE since 2014, Alfonzo possesses extensive knowledge of Systems Engineering methodologies, both in traditional and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) contexts. He has been an active member of INCOSE since 2008.

Alfonzo is dedicated to helping clients define operational concepts, develop system architectures, and conduct requirements analysis and specification to ensure successful project outcomes.

Model Based Systems Engineering, Real Time systems development, Systems Engineering Professional.

Requirements engineering, Model Based Systems Engineering, Real Time systems development, Systems and Software Engineering.

Jose Luis Fernandez

Aeronautical engineer and PhD in Computer Science (UPM)

With a background in Aeronautical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Jose is a distinguished independent consultant with over 30 years of experience in national and international projects.

Jose’s expertise spans various domains, including air traffic control, avionics, power generation, home automation, banking applications, mobile telecommunications services, and CASE (Computer-Aided Software Engineering) tools.

Notably, he is the creator of the ISE & PPOOA software and systems engineering methodology, recognized in the OMG MBSE (Object Management Group Model-Based Systems Engineering) wiki. Additionally, he is the primary author of the book “Practical Model-Based Systems Engineering,” published by Artech House in Norwood, MA, in 2019.

As a Senior member of IEEE, a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), and INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering), Jose actively participates in expert groups, contributing to the advancement of systems and software engineering practices.

Jose continues to be a prominent figure, leveraging extensive knowledge and experience to make a meaningful impact in the field of engineering and systems development.

What Top Industry Professionals Say About Our Courses

Jennifer CrossTexas Tech University - February 27, 2020
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“This text provides an excellent introduction to the complex topic of MBSE for novice systems engineers and other stakeholders. The extensive practical examples in Chapters 8-10 do a great job of illustrating and illuminating concepts that are often treated only abstractly. All chapters are well-researched with a number of references, which provide a good starting point for practitioners and researchers wanting to delve more into the supporting literature on a given subject. The questions that conclude most of the chapters are a good combination of reinforcement of and practice in applying key concepts; these will be valuable for both self-study and higher education courses.”
Bernardo DelicadoINCOSE Expert Systems Engineering - February 27, 2020
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“As an expert in the field, I can only state the authors Jose L. Fernandez and Carlos Hernandez can get peace of mind knowing that this book very soon will become an obligatory and unique reference for all systems engineering community and practitioners worldwide. Professor Fernandez has been a recognized pioneer in promoting teaching and research in systems engineering both nationally and internationally. This book is a rich legacy of all Fernandez’s wisdom with a long career behind in systems engineering and requirements engineering methodologies. It is much more than purely theoretical providing real examples for the readers without any doubt an evident advantage over other numerous publications.”
Ismael DíazUniv. Politécnica de Madrid - February 27, 2020
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“The book is a detailed and practical application of the methodology ise&ppooa in examples made by collaborators who are professionals in these matters, see fixed-wing drones, robotics and electric power generation. It can be used as textbook by MBSE course students. It emphasizes the development of functional architecture and the use of heuristics to develop the physical architecture or architecture of the solution, driven by requirements. The focus on the functional architecture guarantees the quality of the core properties of the resulting systems.”
Leila MeshkatCalifornia Institute of Technology - February 27, 2020
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“Fernandez and Hernandez have written an engaging and creative book that provides a solid understanding of the history, theory and applications of Model Based Systems Engineering and its relationship with other disciplines. Read this book, and learn about Model Based Systems Engineering from original systems thinkers.”
John StarkJohn Stark Associates - February 27, 2020
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“This book provides comprehensive coverage of the increasingly important topic of model-based systems engineering. It provides systems engineers and practitioners with the analytic, design and modelling tools of the widely-used ISE & PPOOA methodology. It also covers subjects such as trade-off analysis, model checking, and agile development. The book will be useful not only for practising systems and specialty engineers, but also for teachers and students of systems engineering in both basic and advanced courses.”


Great question! Yes, this course is ideal for students who are aiming to join Global organizations building complex products and systems.

IREB stands for International Requirements Engineering Board – a non-profit organization, who’s provider of the CPRE (Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering) certification scheme.

The CPRE by IREB® is a certification for everyone involved professionally with Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis and software and systems development.

Great question! Yes, we do provide corporate trainings to organizations of any level. For more information, please visit our Contact Us Page or email us at

Once you complete the mini exams of each module within the course, you’ll be able to access the certification exam.

In order to pass the exam, you need a score greater than 70. If the score is reached, a certification will be generated by with your name and also registered within our database for validation.

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