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 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.

Required background know
No specific background knowledge required.

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, EDM Forum, imec


Imec is een dienstenleverancier voor opleiding onder “kmo-portefeuille” met goedkeuringsnummer DV.O108298.

Friday, September 20, 2024

9h30 Basics of System Engineering
           System Structure
           System Life Cycle Processes
           System Life Cycle Management
           Development strategies
11h00 Break
11h15  New Product Exploration
              Business analysis
              Stakeholder needs
              Concept validation
              An example

12h45 Lunch

13h30 New Product Planning
          New Product Introduction
             NPI paradigm shift
             Technology qualification
             NPI per ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288
15h00 Break
15h15 System engineering capabilities of the System Engineering Organization
              The electronics supply chain
16h45 Q&A – wrap-up
17h00  End


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Maximum number of participants: 25

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Participation fee: 

Participation fee: €375
EDM forum members and COOCK-project supervisory group members: €250
iStart start-ups: free participation offered by iStart.