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. SESA, through its Engineering Process Standards Working Group, played a significant role in the curation of all of these Life Cycle Process standards. Garry will again be leading the next revision of this standard. ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 is elaborated by the INCOSE SE Handbook which encapsulates the SE BoK. This Handbook is the basis of the INCOSE Knowledge exam, which is a baseline component of the INCOSE SEP Certification. A CSEP certification is a requirement to become a Chartered Australian Systems Engineer (CASE) recognised under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with Engineers Australia.
SESA members to IT-015 are currently participating in the editing and balloting of ISO/IEC 24773 Certification of Software and Systems Engineering Professionals – Part 3: Systems Engineering.
This will provide an international standard set of requirements against which Certification Bodies must comply should they wish to certify Systems Engineers. When published this will form the basis of a renegotiated MRA due for refresh next year.
Revisions of the documents listed above will be kept in lock step. If you wish to make a significant contribution to the advancement of the Systems Engineering profession by contributing to the development of these foundational documents please notify firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact email@example.com If you are interested in finding out more about CASE.