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

April 2, 2021

INCOSE Handbook Exams – COVID-19 Update

With current restrictions in place there are no paper exams scheduled for the first half of 2021, we will be looking to hold paper exams, current restrictions permitting, in the second half of the year.

Please send your name and location to if you would like to receive updates about paper exams moving forward.

March 2, 2021

SESA and the systems approach at the EA Climate Smart Engineering Conference 2021

The Climate Smart Engineering Conference 2021 will demonstrate the pivotal role of engineering in providing sustainable solutions, systems and efficiencies, which in turn provides the pathway by which business and government may avoid serious climate consequences.

SESA has been invited by Engineer Australia’s Chief Engineer, Jane MacMaster, to be a key member in the design and execution of this conference. SESA and the systems approach will be a focus area for the conference and we encourage all members to contribute.

The conference will be held from the 16 to 17 November 2021 as a hybrid event.… Read more

December 18, 2020

New Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from Australia’s National University 

Great news for SESA members – ANU has released a new Graduate Certificate of Systems Engineering.

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a standalone postgraduate qualification or used as a pathway to a Master of Engineering at ANU.

Applications close Sunday 31 January. Apply now to start studying in 2021.


There are many ways to study systems engineering in Australia. Below is a list of existing Australian providers of systems engineering courses and training:




  • AcmenaSystems engineering training available across multiple areas available for private delivery by prior arrangement
  • University of New South Wales – Systems engineering training available across multiple areas available in person or online via Coursera with ability to attain credits for the UNSW Masters of Systems Engineering
  • Eggler Technology – Systems engineering training available across multiple areas available in person or online on demand
  • Project Performance International – Systems engineering training available across multiple areas available in person and live online
  • Nova Systems – Systems engineering training available across multiple areas available in person
  • Engineering Education Australia – Introduction to Systems Engineering for Public Transport 

Please note that this list includes the Australia providers of systems engineering courses and training available at this time as known to the author.… Read more

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