Master class: System Engineering of Electronics and Smart Products


About the course

This master class presents the System Engineering methodology developed by the International Counsel of System Engineers (INCOSE,, consolidated in ISO/IEC/IEEE system and software engineering standards. We tailor and apply it to electronic products and smart systems with embedded electronics. We discuss in-depth the New Product Exploration (NPE), Planning (NPP) and Introduction (NPI) stages of system development that bring an electronic products from idea to the end user.
The specific characteristics of the electronic supply chain and the associated smart product development challenges are presented. A development methodology capable to cope with these challenges is explained as well as the important role of Design-for-eXcellence.

Course objectives

  • Introduction to ISO/IEC/IEEE System and Software Engineering standards.
  • Insight in product life-cycle stages and processes of electronics and smart systems.
  • Elements of an electronic product and  smart system development methodology.
  • What capabilities does a smart system engineering organization needs and can we assess this?


Off interest to:

All stakeholders in electronic product and smart system development.


Geert Willems, imec

Friday, November 25, 2022

9h30 Basics of System Engineering
           System Structure
           System Life Cycle Processes
           System Life Cycle Management
           Technology versus system development

11h00 Break

11h15  State-of-the-art of the electronics industry
              New Product Exploration
              New Product Planning

12h45 Lunch

13h30 New Product Introduction
             Electronics Technology qualification: “A white box approach”

15h00 Break

15h15 Electronics supply chain and quality
            Capabilities of the System Engineering Organization

16h45 Q&A – wrap-up
17h00  End


To register, please click "request" on the registration page.
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Maximum number of participants: 20

imec, Leuven
Participation fee: 

Participation fee: €375

EDM forum members and COOCK-project supervisory group members: €250

iStart start-ups: free participation offered by iStart.