22 July - 8 Sep 2024



This course runs over 7 weeks with a weekly 2-hour online tutorial session.




Basic knowledge of Systems Engineering processes.


$2,000.00 fee per student for the short course (content)

$1,312.50 fee per student for the assessment short course.

Fees displayed exclude GST.



Course overview

Upskill rapidly with a Professional Certificate specifically designed for Defence and related industry personnel. Delivered fully online, this Professional Certificate can be taken as a stand-alone course, as a building block as part of the UniSA Defence Professional Certificates or may also be used as credit for the Master of Systems Engineering.

The Professional Certificate in Model Based Systems Engineering provides you with the ability to build models for Systems Engineering purposes using SYSML (System Modelling Language) and OOSEM (Object Oriented Systems Engineering Methodology).

Course content

Introduction to Systems Engineering and Model Based System Engineering  

  • History 
  • Development
  • Purpose and Features

SysML Diagram Components 

  • Frames 
  • Headers 
  • Content Area

SysML Diagrams  

  • Requirements Diagram 
  • Activity Diagram
  • Sequence Diagram
  • State Machine Diagram 
  • Use Case Diagram 
  • Block Definition Diagram 
  • Internal Block Diagram
  • Parametric Diagram
  • Package Diagram

Using SysML in Model Based System Engineering 

  • OOSEM Characteristic 
  • OOSEM Stages and Steps
  • Model Initiation, Development and Tailoring using Enterprise Architect tool (Sparx Systems)
  • Transitioning to MBSE from traditional SE


This Professional Certificate has two short courses within it. This allows the flexibility to undertake the Professional Certificate in two ways.

  • Content only which includes directed study over a short period. You will receive a Certificate of Completion for the audit only course.
  • Content and Assessment which includes directed study over a short period plus additional activities and assessment. You will receive a Professional Certificate on completion.

Successful completion of both the Content and Assessment courses within the professional certificate can be used as credit into the Master of Systems Engineering against the equivalent course. 

How to apply

Please fill out the application form and email it to

Application form