Foundations of the System Engineering and Architecture Frameworks

Business and System Modeling, Requirement Analysis and Design using UML 2, SysML, MBSE, MDA, BMM, TOGAF, ArchiMate and SOA standards

Foundations of the System Engineering (SE) and Architecture Frameworks (3 days)

Objectif : Providing attendees with an overview of the System Engineering Discipline and help them better understand its principles.

This 3 days course (cf. Notice) allows participants to acquire a common terminology of the System Engineering, familiarize themselves with the system vision, principles and state-of-the-art procedures according to ISO / IEC 15288 and ISO / IEC / IEEE 42010 standards as well as architectural frameworks of System Engineering such as (TOGAF, DoDAF, MoDAF, ...).


Public Concerned / Prerequisites:

Any actor involved in the System Engineering domain,

Managers having the responsibility to let all SE actors adhere to a corporate approach.

Engineers with one or more experience(s) in multidisciplinary system areas,


Detailed Description :



Objectives of this training/mentoring module,

Issues on the System Engineering and Model Typologies (AFIS, Incose),

The System Vision: definitions and characteristics,

Notions of the System Enginering : view and viewpoint of the standard ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, principles, process and activities

Typology of Requirements : business requirements, functional and non functional requirements, user requirements, design and exploitation level requirements 


Project Management in the field of System Engineering

Processes and phases, integrated and simultaneous engineering,,

System development : generic process, engineering and integration, iteration et recursivity,

Organisation in the System Engineering Discipline: a collaborative management of the information, language, and data

The Engineering Process and Modeling

Description of the dynamic and static context of the system: entities, flows exchanged, external constraints,

Modeling in system engineering: Semantic, functional, dynamic, temporal, organic modeling,

Panorama of representations in SysML,

Positioning of the System Development Cycle in the various state-of-the-art approaches according to ISO / IEC 15288: Harmony, OOSEM, RUP-SE, State Analysis MBSE, Vitech MBSE Initiative,

Basic process for engineering: requirements gathering- definition of technical requirements - analysis, design of functional and organic / physical architectures,

Verification of the constituents of the system against technical requirements,

Validation against the allocated requirements and initial requirements for the complete system,

Evaluation and optimization of architectures


Architecture Frameworks for System Engineering 


Tools for the System Engineering

Expected Functionnalities from the tools , 
Complementary tools for engineering, 
Presentation of a System Engineering tool,  

 Phases of requirements gathering, analysis and design in the system engineering,   
 Ensuring traceability between requirements and components of the system,   
 Integration and Acceptance tests of the Requiements upon the system architecture 


Notice : In order to emphasize on the traceability between the requirements and the technical solutions presented during this course, the examples of the case study are illustrated using a modeling tool.

Some examples provided in the course book treat the case of Aerospace domain's Geodetics and "GNSS Signal Processing" but this is not applied to all of the examples provided during the course.

Should you wish to present a summary of your company SE project case study, we can apply the concepts presented during the course to this case study (by scheduling an additional journey to this course carrying if necessary).


UML, SysML, MDA standards referenced on this website are trademaks of the consortium Object Management Group (OMG).

Harmony is a process for System Engineering by IBM / Rhapsody

DoDAF (Department of Defense Architecture Framework) is an architecture framework for developing a system architecture or an enterprise architecture (EA)

MoDAF is the architecture framework of the British Ministery of Defense

NAF is the architecture framework of the NATO