Summer School 2024
Design Thinking and Systems Engineering

11–16 august 2024

About the course

The course discusses fundamental concepts and processes of design thinking and systems engineering, along with applicable methods and tools.

Initial focus is on need identification and problem definition, carried out in interactive sessions with the customer and other stakeholders. This is followed by requirements and design definition activities during concept and system design phases and articulated through examples and case study projects.

Emphasis will be on enhancing the effectiveness of deployed systems by ensuring that the products and services meet stakeholders needs while reducing their operational and support costs. Specific topics include: Needs Analysis, Concept of Operation, System context, Requirements definition and traceability, Voice of the Customer, Design Concepts identification and selection, System Functional Architecture; Life Cycle and Risk Management.

The course finishes with a simulated System Requirements Review (SRR) in which the students present their case studies.


Dr. Dinesh Verma, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Dinesh was the Founding Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises and Professor in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology from 2007 through 2016. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC).

Dinesh combines a unique mix of theoretical knowledge having authored over 100 technical papers, book reviews, technical monographs, and co-authored three textbooks and experience from consulting with numerous of world leading companies internationally including several in Nordic countries. But what really sets Dinesh apart is his ability to teach in a very pedagogic way.

Tom Strandberg, CSEP, Syntell AB, Sweden

Tom is a Principal Consultant, Trainer and the Systems Engineering Competence Area Manager at Syntell AB.

He has more than 25 years of practical experience of capability development related to life cycle management of complex systems utilizing a systems engineering approach. Tom has had the benefit to work in several different companies and authorities within defence, automotive, medtech and transport.

Tom is active in the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) since 1998 and has served several leading positions both in Sweden and internationally. He was active in the development of the ISO/IEEE/IEC 15288 Systems Engineering standard and is Certified Systems Engineering Professional (INCOSE CSEP).

Course Goal
This course will provide you with the systemic mindset you need to identify the real customer needs and hence solving the right problem. You will be given a systematic and pragmatic approach to define and design creative solutions that not only meet customer needs but also those of other stakeholders.

Target group
This course is aimed at anyone involved in the marketing, procurement, engineering, management or support of technical systems (systems comprising hardware/software/humans).

It is a good opportunity to establish a shared view for customers and contractors project teams as well as for different departments (e.g. marketing and engineering) within the organization.

Register and contact

You can register here, or send an email to . We offer a group discount.

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Anders Ollevik

Partneransvarig & utbildningsadministratör

CAG Syntell

+46 (0)72 233 47 77