Core Systems Engineering

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 productservice 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: Face-to face and remote.  You choose how you would like to attend.

Presenter Information

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.



Course Information

The Courses 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

Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to commencement of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to transfer your registration or be issued a full refund. If registrant cancels within 10 days of course commencement, a 50% registration fee will apply. UNSW Canberra is a registered ACT provider under ESOS Act 2000-CRICOS provider Code 00098G.