Core Systems Engineering

Provides attendees with a practical understanding of the discipline of contemporary systems engineering.

About this event

Area of Interest: Defence and Industry

Course overview

Provides attendees with a practical understanding of the discipline of contemporary systems engineering including the associated product, processes, tools, management practices for an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the full life cycle of successful product, service and enterprise systems. The introductory course places systems engineering principles in the context of the other related disciplines involved in the delivery of technical projects and the system life cycle. The Core SE Course includes many design exercises that illustrate the application of systems engineering processes in various contexts to be ready for the intelligent and autonomous systems of the future. The exercises allow the opportunity to practice, use and discuss systems engineering, focusing on the early concept definition and acquisition portion of the systems life cycle. The two-day Core SE Course is also the first part of a tailored three-day Advanced Systems Engineering the future Course. The latter allows attendees to reinforce the material already covered and gain further knowledge for all of the stages of the system life cycle. No prior knowledge is assumed for the Introductory level Course. The Core SE Course can also be tailored for proficient and practicing systems engineers.

Duration: 2 Days

Delivery Mode: On-campus and remote - you choose how you would like to attend.

Who should attend?

The two day course is for practitioners who are new to commercial or Defence capability or capability integration positions and Industry Professionals seeking to gain a baseline understanding of engineering intelligent and autonomous systems. The content in this course can also be applied to a range of industry sectors with those desiring to operate with safety critical systems including broader Defence, other Government, Logistics, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Security and more. The Introductory Course can then be used to undertake the Advanced Course of three days for those needing to hit the ground running with future systems engineering, test and evaluation concepts and practices that work and are not just theory.

Course Outline

This Course applies the latest INCOSE and International Test and Evaluation Association approaches and practices to describe the functions, roles, design and use of intelligent and autonomous systems, including:

  • Understanding the main components of contemporary commercial and military systems
  • Define the System Objectives from User’s Needs and Operational Concepts
  • Establish Performance Requirements and the Functionality (Requirements and Functional Analysis)
  • Evolve Design and Operations Concepts (Architecture Synthesis) to select a Baseline (Through Cost/Benefit Trades) through Conceptual, Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews
  • Validate and verify the Baseline meets Requirements (User’s Needs) using Test and Evaluation
  • Iterate the process through Operational Use and System Support needed through the system life cycle



Malcolm Tutty

Dr Malcolm Tutty has served in the Air Force, Public Service and Industry in a multitude of test, operations, engineering, staff, project management, training, educator and command roles. His experience includes being a flight test armament engineer at a research unit, an aircraft stores compatibility engineer and section chief while on exchange with the US Air Force during Gulf War I, the AP-3C Chief Engineer at Tenix Defence, a program director for joint US-AS collaboration, a project manager/director for over $760m of guided weapons, Director of both ASCENG for Gulf War II and the Woomera Test Range, and being launch authority for two hypersonic firings into space. He is currently serving as a research fellow at the Air and Space Power Centre and co-authored Australia’s Air Power and Space Manuals and doctrine modernisation after completing a tour with Air Force History and Heritage Branch co-writing the History of the RAAF – the first 100 years. He is also the Managing Director of Jaime Enterprises Australia Pty Ltd. In addition, he provides technical advice to the Phantom Work International amongst others on aviation R&D initiatives amongst other research activities of interest.

He has a Bachelor in Electronics from RMIT with Distinction majoring in electro-optics, a Masters in Systems Engineering and a PhD from the University of South Australia on the experimentation of complex, adaptive systems for the profession of arms in the Information Age.

He has been a Fellow of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineers for over two decades.