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Acquisition Systems Engineering Certificate

The Acquisition Systems Engineering Certificate Program is a six-day program providing comprehensive coverage of the field of systems engineering in the acquisition environment. The program includes a combination of formal presentation materials and in-class exercises. The instructors provide practical examples and lessons learned from their own experience in terms of what works and what doesn't work in informal discussion that is tailored to the needs, interests, and abilities of the program participants.


Participants will learn to:

  • Develop an effective systems acquisition strategy
  • Identify and control risks in system development
  • Effectively monitor contractor development efforts and determine appropriate actions


  • Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • High-Performance Systems Engineering Teams
  • Defining System Requirements
  • Functional Analysis and Interfaces
  • System Architecture
  • Decision Analysis
  • System Design and Development
  • Technical Reviews and Audits
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Integration, Verification, and Validation (IV&V)
  • Risk Management
  • System Cost and Schedule Estimation and Management

Who should attend

Systems engineers, other engineers, and program managers responsible for the acquisition of systems


Rob Renner; Steve Wall