26 February - 14 April 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 Test and Evaluation will assess your understanding and ability to evaluate the principles and methods of test and evaluation (T&E) in the context of systems engineering.

Course content

  • Relationship between T&E and other disciplines; 
  • T&E in the Systems Engineering Life-Cycle; 
  • The scientific method; 
  • Articulating “solution-independent” measures of effectiveness, suitability and performance; 
  • Fundamentals of developmental, acceptance and operational test and evaluation; 
  • Environmental conditions and threat assessments; 
  • Team-based T&E strategies and master plans; 
  • Introduction to the legal aspects of T&E and international treaties and agreements; 
  • T&E resources – test ranges and facilities and the application of modelling and simulation; 
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to support T&E; and 
  • Planning, conducting, executing and reporting test results


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