This course was developed in partnership with BAE Systems and provides understanding of the basic principles of engineering integration issues applied within business and is applicable in all disciplines, regardless of core product.
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At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration12-17 weeks
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£1,400 Concessions available

Course structure

The courses are delivered through blackboard via narrated power-point presentation including video and other reference material. The narration is available in written form for those without audio access. The tutor regulates the flow of the work to ensure the cohort of delegates learn together and complete assignments in a timely fashion. The course lasts approximately 12-17 weeks at five hours per week, therefore minimal disruption to work and family commitments.

What you will learn

The key learning points look at the role of the integrator and integration in the development process, as well as documentation and process leading to system clearance along with configuration control skills and competencies, and tools and processes.

Delegates’ performance on the course is measured by Cranfield academic tutors through a number of assignments, on-line discussion with other members of the cohort, and contribution to a group project. Successful completion is recognised by a graded attendance certificate which can be used as a demonstration of CPD and commitment to ongoing learning required for Professional Registration such as IEng and CEng.

Core content

What is integration? The role of the integrator

  • Integration and the life-cycle
  • Systems life-cycle and the life-cycle process
  • Life-cycle models and integration
  • The role of integration
  • Integration at various levels of the system

Integration in the development process

  • Problems with requirements and what are the type of requirements
  • System requirements concepts and writing good requirements
  • Design architecture and interfaces
  • Integration verification and validation
  • Modelling and simulation

Documentation and process leading to system clearance

  • The process to system clearance
  • Documentation (plans, technical documentation, certification etc)

Configuration control

  • Why configuration management?
  • Configuration management functions
  • Practical configuration management

Skills and competencies

  • Integration
  • Project management and knowledge of international standards
  • Personal competencies
  • Competencies for design reviews
  • HSE legislation
  • Export control/ITAR/IPR

Tools and Processes

  • Integration in life-cycle management
  • Architecture frameworks
  • Requirements managements tools
  • Formal systems engineering tools
  • Specialist learning tools

Who should attend

This course is aimed at technicians, graduates, developing engineers and non-engineering professionals interacting with engineers, who need to understand the principles of engineering systems integration.


BAE Systems


Group discounts may be available

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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