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Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

Aerospace systems engineering involves the designing, constructing and testing of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft.

Aerospace systems engineers also conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. They also recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Today there are more than 3,000 aerospace systems engineering jobs in the United States. You can find aerospace systems engineers working in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and the federal government.

Aeronautical engineering was the original term for the field. As flight technology advanced to include vehicles operating in outer space, the broader term “aerospace engineering” has come into common use. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, was also colloquially referred to as “rocket science.”

Over the years, the aerospace industry has often been at the forefront of innovation. Take the advancements in cloud computing due to the work of aerospace systems engineers. Aside from the ability to connect every aircraft currently flying, expanding existing satellite systems and GPS or having up to date and relevant flight information, cloud computing can also benefit the intensive simulation work necessary for aerospace design and testing.

The rise of cloud computing and connected technology is also driving developments in cybersecurity, which cuts across both aerospace and defense.

Like so many other areas of technology, new aerospace technologies are also emerging. One of these areas involves zero-fuel aircraft. Zero-fuel aircraft use photovoltaic panels to utilize solar energy to provide necessary thrust to the engines. The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered prototype had nano carbon fiber reinforced structural components to reduce the overall weight of the body.

Another evolving aerospace systems engineering area is smart automation and blockchain. Manufacturing aircraft parts is a highly specialized and complicated process. However, new technologies and processes are making it faster and simpler. Take the airbus “factory of the future,” for example. Technicians are able to scan the metal surface with a tablet or smart glass and determine what the correct sized bolt that needs to be used is and how much torque is required. Based on this information, a robotic arm will perform the work.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Training Course by Tonex

Aerospace systems engineering training covers the fundamentals of systems engineering and their applications in aerospace systems, emphasizing commercial and military systems. We will provide you with a practical knowledge of all components, technical and managerial, included in systems engineering as used in aerospace systems of variable complexity. This hands-on training will focus on the challenging parts in systems development including requirements definition, integration, distribution of requirements, risk management, verification and validation. We also will discuss the techniques and methods used on commercial systems, DoD, NATO, FAA and NASA programs.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

Learn About:

  • Systems engineering practices
  • Terms and methods
  • System life cycles used by INCOSE, DoD and NASA
  • Requirements generation
  • Trade studies
  • Architectural practices
  • Functional allocation
  • Verification/validation methods
  • Requirements Determination
  • Risk management
  • Evaluating specialty engineering contributions
  • Importance of integrated product and process teams

Aerospace systems engineering training is delivered in the form of hands-on training that includes labs, group activities, real-world case-studies, and hands-on workshops.


Aerospace systems engineering training is a 3-day course designed for:

  • Systems engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Space program managers
  • Military and commercial avionics project managers
  • Space, military, and commercial product managers

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of Aerospace systems engineering training, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of systems engineering applied to aerospace industry
  • List aerospace industry programs and standards
  • Describe avionics and aircraft systems
  • Define aerospace systems engineering processes
  • Describe the aerospace-associated programs life-cycle process
  • Identify aerospace systems components
  • Identify and provide systems requirements and management
  • Design the aerospace system
  • Integrate their aerospace specialty into systems engineering
  • Model aerospace system architecture
  • Apply verification and validation techniques
  • Apply the models and methods fit aerospace systems
  • Manage technical data
  • Manage and mitigate technical risks
  • Conducting crosscutting techniques
  • Manage and support required logistics
  • Understand data acquisition and control systems

Course Outline

Overview of Aerospace Systems Engineering

  • Systems engineering
  • Systems engineering components
  • System of systems engineering
  • Systems engineering objectives
  • Systems engineering discipline
  • Aerospace systems
  • NASA space systems
  • DoD System of Systems (SoS)
  • DoD MIL-STD applied to aerospace
  • FAA and DO standards
  • DO-178C and DO-254
  • Overview of FAA/EASA Programs and Joint Certification Program Validation
  • Joint Certification Program and Validation
  • ARP-4754 and system aspects of certification
  • ARP-4761
  • Overview of MIL-STD-810G and DO-160G
  • MIL-STD-810G and RTCA DO-160 Testing and qualification programs
  • Environmental simulation and EMC testing

System Lifecycle Process

  • Researching
  • The V diagram
  • The project lifecycle process flow
  • Preliminary analysis
  • Definition
  • Development
  • Operations and maintenance
  • The budget cycle

Aerospace Systems Engineering Management Concerns

  • Coordinating balanced goals, work products, and organizations
  • The aerospace Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • The aerospace SEMP impact
  • The aerospace SEMP content
  • The aerospace SEMP development
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) vs. Product Breakdown Structure (PWBS)
  • WBS and PBS roles
  • WBS and PBS development tools
  • Common mistakes of WBS and PBS
  • Scheduling and scheduling impact
  • System schedule info and visual styles
  • Setting up a system schedule
  • Reporting methods
  • Resource leveling
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • Risk management
  • Various types of risks
  • Risk determination methods
  • Risk assessment methods
  • Risk reduction methods
  • Configuration Management
  • Baseline development
  • Configuration management strategies
  • Managing information
  • Reviews, audits, and control
  • Objectives
  • Overall rules
  • Main control accesses
  • Temporary review
  • Reporting the state and evaluation
  • Cost and schedule control measurement indices
  • Engineering performance evaluation
  • Aerospace systems engineering process metrics

Systems Assessment and Modeling Concerns in Aerospace

  • The trade study development
  • Regulating the trade study
  • Models and tools
  • Selecting the selection rule
  • Defining and modeling the budget
  • Life Cycle expenses and other expenses evaluation
  • Monitoring life-cycle costs
  • Cost approximation
  • Defining and modeling the effectiveness
  • Measuring the system effectiveness methods
  • NASA system effectiveness evaluation
  • Accessibility and logistics supportability modeling
  • Probabilistic management of cost and effectiveness
  • Origins of uncertainty in models
  • Modeling methods for managing uncertainty

Integrating Aerospace Engineering Into the Systems Engineering Process

  • Aerospace engineering role
  • Reliability
  • Role of the reliability
  • Building consistent space-based systems
  • Reliability assessment tools and methods
  • Quality assurance
  • Role of the quality assurance engineer
  • Quality assurance tools and methods
  • Maintainability
  • Responsibility of the maintainability engineer
  • The system maintenance notion and maintenance plan
  • Designing maintainable space-based systems
  • Maintainability evaluation tools and methods
  • The avionics Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • ILS components
  • Planning for ILS
  • ILS tools and methods
  • Continuous attainment and life-cycle support
  • Verification
  • Verification process
  • Verification planning
  • Qualification verification
  • Acceptance verification
  • Deployment verification
  • Functional and disposal verification
  • Production
  • Production engineer responsibilities
  • Tools and methods
  • Publicly accepted
  • Environmental impacts
  • Nuclear safety launch authorization
  • Planetary protection

Functional Assessment Methods

  • Functional methods
  • N2 diagrams
  • Timeline analysis

Functional Analysis

  • Boeing B-777: fly-by-wire flight control systems
  • Electrical flight control systems
  • Navigation and tracking Systems
  • Flight management systems
  • Synthetic vision
  • Communication systems
  • Satellite systems
  • Sensors systems

Tonex Case Study Sample: International Space Station (ISS)

  • Some background
  • ISS systems engineering elements
  • ISS systems engineering principals
  • ISS systems engineering accomplishments
  • ISS systems engineering challenges and failures
  • ISS systems engineering configuration management
  • ISS systems engineering quality assurance and maintenance


Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

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