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June 3, 2022

Welcome to the new SESA President – Jawahar Bhalla (JB)!

We are pleased to announce our new SESA President Jawahar Bhalla (JB).


JB will officially start 1 July 2022, he is currently the SESA Technical Director and has been acting President for the last few months to smooth the transition.

JB is a passionate Systems professional with 30+ years’ experience established across multi-national organisations in technical and strategic leadership roles delivering complex capabilities across sectors. He continues to contribute to the understanding and advancement of Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering and Modelling & Simulation locally, regionally, and globally, through leadership roles in peak bodies including SESA and Simulation Australasia.… Read more

January 28, 2022

SESA events in 2022!

Happy new year to all our SESA members!

We have some exciting news for 2022 – we will be combining the Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation (SETE) conference and the Australian Systems Engineering Workshop (ASEW) into a single consolidated event in September 2022. More news on the format and function of this event will be coming to you in February.

Additionally we are working hard to bring back face-to-face, physical, in-person events in a COVID-safe way in areas it is safe to do so.… Read more

November 18, 2021

SESA ACT Defence Working Group – Express your interest now!

SESA is in the process of establishing systems engineering Working Group for the engineers, scientists, project managers and business professionals working in defence sector within the ACT The SESA ACT Defence Working Group.

Aman Singh is taking a lead on organising and conducting regular weekly systems engineering workshops for the SESA ACT Defence Working Group.


Aim of the SESA ACT Defence Working Group is to conduct weekly/fortnightly workshops (1hr per workshop) to discuss and appreciate the following aspects of systems engineering discipline as applied within ACT defence sector.… Read more

August 16, 2021

SESA Mentoring Program 2021 – Express your interest before 3 September!

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After the success of last years pilot mentoring program SESA is running the program again!

All are welcome to participate as either potential Mentor or Mentee, and as we had last year, you can nominate yourself as someone who has an interest in being either or both.

Mikaela Stewart and Chris Browne are back with our fresh volunteer Ryan Messina. Together they will organise and coordinate the mentoring program for 2021.

Due to COVID-19 situation, the program will be virtual. The program will be structured with several formally organised touchpoints, as well as the opportunity for the mentor, mentee or anyone to catch up more casually.… Read more

August 5, 2021

SESA General Meeting 2021 – Notes and recording

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Minutes of the SESA General Meeting 2021 are available SESA UNAPPROVED Minutes of 2021 General Meeting.

Recording of the SESA General Meeting 2021 is available below.

Contact us if you have any questions.


August 5, 2021

SESA Mentoring Program back for 2021!

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Some great news, after the success of last years pilot mentoring program SESA has decided to run it again!

Stay tuned to SESA Website, LinkedIn and member email updates to find out more soon!

2020 Mentoring Program Recap

Last year, the focus of our SE community mentoring program was a 4-week networking opportunity. Many Early Career members were keen to meet and ask questions about SE with people outside of their org chart, and we found that a few “Ask an Expert” sessions before starting the mentoring helped them break the ice, identified areas of growth and support, and also helped everyone find the ‘right’ mentor-mentee pair/group.… Read more

July 2, 2021

Grace Kennedy recipient of INCOSE Sector Scholarship award

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Australia’s own Grace Kennedy is the proud recipient of the INCOSE Sector Scholarship award.

This award is new and provides the recipient with complimentary registration for the upcoming INCOSE International Symposium.

Grace was nominated for this award based on her significant ongoing contributions to SESA and INCOSE events and activities including:

  • initiating, supporting, leading and facilitating events including the SESA Virtual Systems Forums, Australian Systems Engineering Workshop, Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation conference, and the recent Integrated Project Engineering Conference
  • providing key contributions to the SESA resilience initiative and working group and related SESA submissions to the Australian government
  • coordinating the update of the INCOSE Human Systems Integration handbook

Grace is a systems engineering researcher at the University of Wollongong, she is a Chartered Engineering Professional in Systems Engineering and an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional.… Read more

April 8, 2021

Presidents Update – Quarter 1 – 2021

Dear members,

So much has happened over the last year in these unprecedented times and I wanted to give you an update on SESA’s activities and operations since the new SESA Executive Committee started in July 2020.

At our last General Meeting (June 2020), I outlined four broad objectives for SESA for the next two years:

Objective 1 – Increase member engagement and perception of value

Objective 2 – Better leverage SESAs relationships with EA, INCOSE and other groups to deliver value for its members

Objective 3 – Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in membership and events

Objective 4 – Ensure simple, light-touch, sustainable, transparent, ethical Leadership and Governance of member funds

All of our efforts over the last 9 months have had these four objectives in mind helping us to focus our limited volunteer hours.… Read more

April 7, 2021

Free subscription to the Systems Engineering Journal through your membership

As a part of your SESA member benefits, you receive complimentary access to the Systems Engineering Journal.

Systems Engineering is an international scholarly journal and a primary source of multidisciplinary information for the systems engineering and management of products and services, and processes of all types.

Accessing the Journal Online

Members can access full-text versions of papers and access PDF copies via downloads. Members must first login on the INCOSE website in order to access the online journal using this direct link:

Wiley Interscience – Systems Engineering

NOTE: You do NOT need to login on the Wiley site once you are connected.Read more

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