Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)

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The Systems Council financially sponsors and co-sponsors several publications and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Visit the individual publications pages for more information on publication scope, call for papers, and more.

The IEEE Systems Council is a supporter of the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK). 

"The SEBoK provides a compendium of the key knowledge sources and references of systems engineering organized and explained to assist a wide variety of users. It is a living product, accepting community input continuously, with regular refreshes and updates.

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the full life cycle of successful productservice and enterprise systems. It includes problem discovery and formulation, solution definition and realization, and operational use, sustainment, and disposal. It can be applied to single problem situations or to the management of multiple interventions in commercial or public enterprises. Those new to systems engineering can find introductory articles which provide an overview of systems engineering, place it in historical context, and discuss its economic value in Part 1 of this body of knowledge."

The BKCASE Project began in the fall of 2009 and created two closely-related products:

  • Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)
  • Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE)

The SEBoK was created to provide an authoritative guide closely related to those groups developing guidance on advancing the practice, education, research, work force development, professional certification, standards, etc.