CSEP Applications and Pathways

CASE Applications

There are two ways of obtaining CSEP and CASE Certification, please note that in order to be eligible for CASE you must be a current member of SESA, INCOSE and Engineers Australia:

  • Pathway 1: Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Engineers Australia to Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), INCOSE.
  • Pathway 2: Professional Engineer* to Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), INCOSE to Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Engineers Australia.

* Professional systems engineering practitioners who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in many aspects of the discipline, see minimum requirements below.

 

CSEP Pathways

If you currently hold CPEng with Engineers Australia please read the instructions under Pathway 1 below.

If you do not currently hold CPEng with Engineers Australia please read the instructions under Pathway 2 below.

Pathway 1: CPEng to CSEP

The required 5 years of Systems Engineering experience, described at the minimum requirements section below, can be either or both of:

  • experience presented in your CPEng Application, or
  • experience gained post achieving chartered status

The CSEP Pathway 1 application process is detailed below, you may also need to refer to the Forms page and the Fees page as necessary.

  1. Complete CASE Form 1 using guidance from CASE Form 2 and send this to caseadmin@sesa.org.au with a copy of your current CV.
  2. Once your application form has been received and your eligibility checked an invoice will be raised and sent to you directly for payment of the application fees.
  3. You need to provide one referee with your application. Send CASE Forms 4a and 4b to your referee. Once your referee has completed CASE Form 4b this can be sent directly to caseadmin@sesa.org.au or can be submitted with your application form as above.
  4. Once CASE Form 1, CASE Form 4b, your CV and payment have been received your application will be submitted to a CSEP Review panel – this process can take up to 28 days however if further information or clarification is sought from yourself or your referee then the review process may take longer and you will be notified accordingly.
  5. In order to achieve CSEP you need to pass the review panel and have sat and passed the INCOSE SE Handbook Knowledge Exam. If you have completed the knowledge exam prior to submitting your CSEP application then please let us know when you submit CASE Form 1.  For further information about the Knowledge Exam please click here.

Helpful Tips: Within CASE Form 1, the following are key points for CPEng to CSEP applicants:

In Section 4 – Experience, include in the P1 data entry fields, complete the “Referees” and “Your Duties and Responsibilities” sections as follows

  • “Referees” field: Include one referee, that satisfies the criteria for a qualified referee in Form 4b, who is able to attest to one (1) year of claimed SE experience
  • “Your Duties and Responsibilities” field: Start entry with “CPEng Experience Cited”. For each SE competency element being claimed, provide details of your position and the duration of SE experience, and cite the entry within CPEng application that supports the SE competency claim. Where the CPEng application covers more than one SE competency claimed, provide clarification on how citation supports the claimed SE competency

If necessary, use the data entry fields of P2 onwards, in Section 4, to provide any additional SE competency claims.

 

Pathway 2: Professional Engineer to CSEP to CPEng

In order to apply for CSEP you must satisfy the minimum application requirements described in the minimum requirements section below.

The CSEP Pathway 2 application process is detailed below, you may also need to refer to the Forms page and the Fees page as necessary.

  1. Complete CASE Form 1 using guidance from CASE Form 2 and send this to caseadmin@sesa.org.au with a copy of your current CV.
  2. ASEP to CSEP Transition: If you currently hold ASEP certification through INCOSE then please indicate this on CASE From 1.
  3. Once your application form has been received and your eligibility checked an invoice will be raised and sent to you directly for payment of the application fees.
  4. You need to provide three referees with your application. Send CASE Forms 4a and 4b to your referees. Once your referees have completed CASE Form 4b they can be sent directly to caseadmin@sesa.org.au or can be submitted with your application form as above.   Please note: each referee is to cover different SE competency experience claims.
  5. Once CASE Form 1, 3x CASE Form 4b, your CV and payment have been received your application will be submitted to a CSEP Review panel – this process can take up to 28 days however if further information or clarification is sought from yourself or your referees then the review process may take longer and you will be notified accordingly.
  6. In order to achieve CSEP you need to pass the review panel and have sat and passed the INCOSE SE Handbook Knowledge Exam. If you have the exam prior to submitting your CSEP application then please let us know when you submit CASE Form 1.  For further information about the Knowledge Exam please click here.

 

Minimum Requirements for CSEP

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of Systems Engineering (SE) competency achievement. Evidence of 5 years (total) of SE experience with at least one year of SE experience in at least three (3) of the fifteen (15) SE function areas below:

·  Requirements Engineering·  Acquisition and Supply
·  System and Decisions Analysis·  Information and Configuration Management
·  Architecture/Design Development·  Risk and Opportunity Management
·  Systems Integration·  Lifecycle Process Definition and Management
·  Verification, and Validation·  Specialty Engineering
·  System Operation and Maintenance·  Organisation Project Enabling Activities
·  Technical Planning·  Other
·  Technical Monitoring and Control
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