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Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) Preparation

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is a highly sought after certification for those engineers wanting to be recognized for their education, experience, and knowledge in the highly competitive field of Systems Engineering. Obtaining a CSEP is not easy, but that’s what makes it so valuable. You have to demonstrate your real world experience via a lengthy application and three references. Then you need to pass a two-hour, 120-question, multiple-choice exam. The courses listed below will help prepare potential candidates for this demanding process by becoming familiar with the INCOSE SE Handbook version 3.2 which is the basis for the examination.

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Project Performance International (PPI) helps enterprises reduce costs, meet schedules, and delight stakeholders through the astute application of systems engineering. We provide consulting, public training courses and on-site training to clients on six continents. Course subject areas include systems engineering, requirements capture and validation, specification writing, cognitive SE, military capability development and much more. Clients include many Fortune 100 companies, as well as smaller companies.

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Certification Training International (CTI) offers a CSEP (Certified Systems Engineering Professional) Preparation 4-Day Course focused on preparing you to successfully take the CSEP examination conducted by INCOSE. CTI is focused on equipping you with the knowledge to comfortably sit certification examinations. Our training stands out as having been scientifically designed to this end, employing leading edge adult learning principles and techniques to assist delegates to absorb and recall the information needed in the fastest possible way. CTI presents public courses across the United States on a regular basis.


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Paul B Martin, ESEP, President SE Scholar, LLC
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SE Scholar is pleased to announce a new, instructor led, on-line course specifically designed to help you obtain this highly sought after certification in the highly competitive field of Systems Engineering! SE Scholar will lead students through a THREE step approach to conquer this demanding certification process. Learn more at our free Webinar:

Understanding the INCOSE Certification Process 

  • This is an extensive overview of the INCOSE organization, the certification process, and tips on filling out a proper and effective CSEP application.  Our best advice is to hold off on studying for the exam until your application has been accepted by INCOSE. Remember: You cannot take the exam until INCOSE accepts your application.


Pursuing a Master’s in Systems Engineering

One way to enhance your career is to get a Master’s in Systems Engineering. Fortunately our area has a plethora of College and University Institutions which can help you out. Below is just a few you should consider.

Institute for Systems Research University of Maryland

MASTER OF SCIENCE in  SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Emphasizing model-based design and analysis, and multi-disciplinary systems research

We also offer a Master of Engineering and a Certificate in Systems Engineering.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Systems Engineering Program at UMBC offers a Master of Science in Systems Engineering, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering with a Certificate in Cybersecurity, and a Certificate in Systems Engineering. Our graduate programs are designed for working engineers.

Stevens Institute

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The School of Systems and Enterprises is one of the largest providers of systems engineering education in the U.S.

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Whiting School



Focus Areas/Tracks

Biomedical Systems EngineeringCybersecurity Systems EngineeringHuman Systems EngineeringModeling and Simulation Systems EngineeringProject ManagementSoftware Systems EngineeringSystems Engineering

EXTRA NOTE: Several years ago, on 18 November 2009,  Dr. Peter Hoch presented to the INCOSE Chesapeake Chapter a very interesting lecture on “The State of Graduate Level System Engineering Education.”  He made some very interesting observations on some of the noteworthy engineering schools offering “industrial strength” professional, graduate Systems Engineering degrees. His presentation can be downloaded by clicking HERE!