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

November 29, 2020

SESA submission to Australian Government on “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance”

SESA was pleased to provide feedback on the Australian Government’s consultation paper on “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance”. The consultation paper outlined a security and resilience framework for Australia in terms of three key elements:

  1. Positive Security Obligations;
  2. Enhanced Cyber Security Obligations; and
  3. Government assistance for entities subject to cyber-attacks.

The consultation paper sought feedback from owners and operators of critical infrastructure, state and territory governments, academia and the Australian public, through a series of (36) questions, to contribute to the design and delivery of the proposed resilience framework.… Read more

November 29, 2020

SESA involvement in Systems Engineering Standards

SESA participates through the Standards Australia Technical committee IT-015 Software and Systems Engineering, which is the National body representing Australia on the international technical committee ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 by the same name. SESA also partners with the INCOSE Standards Initiative as a Category A liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 that provides editors and working group conveners for a number of the keystone standards that underpin the SE discipline. (See SC7 Standards Collection below).

 Key among these standards is ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems Engineering Life Cycle Processes, edited by Garry Roedler, the INCOSE Immediate Past President.Read more

September 27, 2020

Abstracts open for IPEC

Submissions are now open for the inaugural “Integrated Project Engineering Congress” (IPEC) being held from 26-28 May 2021.

All details are available on the IPEC website:


July 8, 2020

SESA Needs You – Register your interest to be involved

To all SESA Members,

SESA’s newly elected Executive Committee are looking for members to volunteer for the following initiatives during 2020:

  1. Value Proposition Development – Assisting the Chief Value Officer to Engage with members and Develop the SESA Value Proposition
  2. Finance and Governance – Assisting the Treasurer in managing Governance and financial control matters
  3. Social Media and Website Improvement – Assisting the Communications and Engagement Lead to develop a social media strategy and improve the SESA website
  4. Event Planning – assisting the technical director and the Domain Leads plan and deliver exceptional events online and eventually face/to-face.
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