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MBSE Training Crash Course

MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) can help businesses in several ways, such as addressing complexity, encouraging reuse and managing product lines.

Many organizations have switched over to an MBSE approach because complexity is often the root cause of systems engineering challenges.

Relationships among different aspects of a system are often easier to see and manage by using an MBSE visual representation. These visual reference support the design, analysis, verification and validation of an entire system. MBSE modeling often provides a common reference across engineering disciplines, which allows teams to more easily communicate and collaborate during the development process.

What this boils down to is improved communication which leads to greater efficiencies, often improving time-to-market.

Which means increased profit for organization using MBSE methodology.

That said, Model-Based Systems Engineering isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution or the end all be all of systems design.

MBSE is, however, an incredibly powerful tool that can probably help many organizations more than they might believe.

MBSE methodology is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, defense, rail, automotive, industrial, etc. At NASA, for example, MBSE is used to perform systems engineering with digital models, which in addition to better describing the system, also offer the capability to more thoroughly exercise, evaluate, and capture the system performance.

The job of a systems engineer is in part to lead the system design and development by working with the various design disciplines to optimize the design in terms of cost, schedule, and performance.

MBSE can help this coordination by providing a way to capture all the information from the different disciplines and share that information with the designers and other stakeholders.

Modern MBSE tools, like Innoslate, provide the means for this sharing, as long as the tool is easy for everyone to use.

A good MBSE tool will have an open ontology, such as the Lifecycle Modeling Language (LML); many ways to visualize the information in different interactive diagrams (models); ability to verify the logic and modeling rules are being met; and traceability between all the information from all sources.

MBSE Training Crash Course by Tonex

MBSE Training Crash Course covers all the principals, theories, and techniques associated with Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE).

MBSE Training Crash Course

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is the formal use of modeling to provide system requirements, design, analysis, and verification and validation activities. Such activities initiate in the conceptual design stage and continue throughout development and later life cycle phases.

A model often provides various perspectives to serve different purposes.

MBSE Goals

  • Improved communications
  • With stakeholders
  • Within the engineering project teams
  • Across spoken language barriers
  • Improved quality
  • Early identification of requirements issues
  • Enhanced system design integrity
  • Improved specification of allocated requirements to hardware and software
  • Fewer errors during integration and testing
  • More rigorous requirements traceability
  • Consistent documentation
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved impact analysis of requirements changes
  • Improved interaction across a multi discipline team
  • Reuse of existing models to support design and technology evolution
  • Auto-generation of documentation
  • Reduced risk
  • Improved cost estimates
  • Early, and on-going, requirements validation and design verification

MBSE Techniques and Tools

  • Structured analysis and design
  • Data flow diagramming
  • State transition diagramming
  • Behavioral modeling
  • Entity relationship modeling
  • Finite element modeling
  • Environment virtualization
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Analytical modeling
  • Process modeling

System Model

  • Requirements
  • Behavior
  • Structure
  • Properties
  • Interconnections


MBSE training crash course is a 4-day training designed for:

  • Product manager
  • Project director
  • R and D manager
  • Engineering manager
  • Systems engineer
  • Capability developer
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • System architect
  • Enterprise architect
  • Software systems engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Project engineer
  • LSA specialist
  • Industrial engineer

Training Objectives

Upon completion of MBSE training crash course, the attendees are able to:

  • Comprehend the general principals of systems engineering
  • Discuss the main characteristic of a system
  • Understand the overall process factors, and their relationships, which together establish the bases of systems engineering
  • Relate the roles of developer as supplier, developer as creator and developer as acquirer, and to position their own roles, and those of their customers (internal and external) and suppliers (internal and external) within this framework
  • Perform the fundamentals of some of the more important techniques of system requirements analysis, development of physical solution, development of logical solution, evaluation of solution alternatives (trade-off studies) and design iteration
  • Discuss the principles and major techniques of engineering management in a systems project context
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills to adjust the use of the systems engineering concepts and methods to different application scenarios
  • Explain the concepts and rational behind MBSE, and how it compares to traditional SE
  • Describe overall benefits of MBSE
  • Explain the application of MBSE in the industry
  • Comprehend SysML and that how it supports MBSE
  • Explain how MBSE methods are used to specify and design systems
  • Explain how an organization can transition to MBSE?

Course Outline


  • What is a system
  • Systems thinking
  • Applying systems thinking to systems design
  • What is systems engineering?
  • Multidisciplinary technique
  • Problem classes
  • The design space: three systems
  • The design space: boundaries
  • The process
  • Domains
  • Communication

The System Life Cycle and Solution Development

  • The solution domain: key concepts, relationships, information types and work products, MBSE
  • Architectural frameworks
  • Impact of problem definition and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Systems of systems engineering
  • Waterfall, incremental, evolutionary and spiral developments
  • Agile, lean and concurrent/simultaneous engineering

Systems Engineering Processes: Principles, Concepts and Components

  • System concepts
  • SE process principles & components
  • Requirements assessment
  • Development of physical solution description
  • Development of logical solution description MBSE
  • Effectiveness evaluation and decision
  • System elements – specification writing
  • System integration
  • Verification and validation
  • Engineering management

Requirements Analysis

  • What are requirements?
  • Various types of requirements, and how they relate to analysis, specification & design
  • Requirements quality qualities
  • Requirements languages: operational, formal
  • Requirements analysis (RA) – how to do it
  • MBSE in the problem domain
  • Requirements quality measures
  • Lean concepts in functional analysis for the product-oriented enterprise
  • ERA analysis, rest-of scenario analysis, out-of-range analysis, other constraints search, stakeholder value analysis
  • The Operational Concept Description (OCD)/CONUSE
  • Managing RA
  • Requirements analysis and management software tools

Development of the System Physical Solution Description (Synthesis)

  • Technology and innovation in solution development
  • Configuration items
  • Standards for selecting configuration items

Development of the System Logical Solution (MBSE in Design)

  • Rational representation classification
  • Functional analysis in design
  • Architecture process
  • Implementation risks
  • SysML, LML and other systems modeling languages
  • n-squared charts, behavior modeling, and other functional notations
  • Assessment and design software tools

What is A Model?

  • Components of a model
  • Characteristics of a model
  • Language: the systems model is language-based language of behavior
  • Managing complexity with language
  • Structure: the model expresses system relationships
  • Argument: the model is used to “prove” the concept of the design
  • Presentation: the model must be “viewable”

Model-Based Systems Engineering

  • Requirements for a systems engineering processes
  • MBSE model and system definition language developing layer 1 of our solution
  • Proceeding with layer 2
  • Architecture design at layer n
  • Verification and validation

MBSE Definitions & Advantages

  • International council on systems engineering (incose) definition & advantages
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) definition
  • Advantage to using MBSE
  • Sysml forum mbse definition & advantage
  • SysML forum MBSE definition
  • SysML forum MBSE advantage

INCOSE Systems Engineering Vision 2020

  • Vision 2020 integrating framework
  • Systems engineering vision
  • Role of MBSE within systems engineering vision 2020

MBSE Methodologies

  • INCOSE Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Method (OOSEM)
  • IBM rational telelogic harmony-se
  • IBM rational unified process for systems engineering (RUP-SE)
  • JPL State Analysis (Sa)
  • VITECH MBSE methodology
  • Dori Object-Process Methodology (OPM)
  • Weilkiens Systems Modeling Process (SYSMOD)
  • Fernandez ISE & Process Pipelines in OO Architectures (ISE&PPOOA)

MBSE Modeling Language Standards

  • SysML
  • UML

MBSE Software Tools

  • MBSE tools and relevance of other “de-facto” MBSE visual modeling standards
  • SAE Architecture Analysis and Designing Language (AADL)
  • Vitech Core
  • MagicDraw
  • Phoenix integration
  • Eclipse
  • ISIGHT & the SIMULIA execution engine

Lean Engineering

  • Lean Implementation Develops From TPS
  • Differences From TPS
  • Lean goals and strategy
  • Steps to achieve lean systems
  • How Can Lean Connect With MBSE

Hands-On activities

  • Labs
  • Individual/small group activities
  • Hands-on workshops

TONEX MBSE Hands-On Workshop Sample

  • Defining the problem
  • Studying the system and its components
  • Figuring out the relationship between the components and the entire system
  • Discussing the characteristics of the system
  • Modeling the system

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