Learn about the three-course track available for practitioners: Basics, Core & Enhanced!


Systems Modeling and Simulation (SMS) Basics for Practitioners provides engineers an introduction to Systems Modeling and Simulation (SMS), and the value of SMS. Both a business perspective and an operations perspective on the challenges and essentials to deploy SMS will be discussed. In addition, the course will present the basic architecture of SMS methods and ecosystem.

 What you'll learn

  • Ability to describe trends and challenges relative to SMS as part of Digital Transformation initiatives of businesses. Relevant examples from the automotive industry will be presented.
  • Recognize the value and influence of the three basic pillars to Digital Transformation, namely Organization, Process, and Technology. 
  • Realize the urgency of SMS adoption to remain or become a viable market leader.  
  • Appreciate the fundamental benefits and challenges associated with adopting Systems Modeling and Simulation best practices and journey forward.
  • Develop a framework to accelerate future topic exploration with regards to SMS within your organization.
  • Link the course material to your own organization’s Digital Transformation vision.

Delivery: 100% online
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Duration: 3 weeks
Time commitment: 15 hours total  
Fee: $1575

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This course builds on the concepts presented in SMS Basics for Practitioners by clarifying model-based definitions and their role within the engineering landscape and Systems Engineering “V” diagram will be presented. The course will then discuss the role of requirements along with guidance on writing good requirements. The course will also focus on the role of taxonomy.

What you'll learn

  • Properly define MBSE terms and use them appropriately.
  • Appreciate the criticality of requirements and their impact on downstream processes.
  • Realize the importance of a common set of terms and definition and communication within other groups inside and outside of an enterprise.
  • Write effective requirements using correct structure and framework.
  • Develop appropriate taxonomies to apply throughout their digital transformation journey.

Delivery: 100% online
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Duration: 3 weeks
Time commitment: 13 hours total
Fee: $1575

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The final course in the SMS Track for Practitioners continues the discussion of MBSE with a presentation of role of existing and emerging standards within the MBSE framework along with deployment challenges. The course then transitions to a discussion of the digital twin. Challenges implementing digital twin capabilities and methodologies along with a discussion of maturity levels of the digital twin will be included.

What you'll learn

  • Identify critical existing and emerging standards necessary for successful digital transformation deployment.
  • Recognize the potential deployment challenges for MBx and how to overcome them.
  • Identify the challenges in implementing digital twin methodologies and capabilities.
  • Explain the different maturity levels for the digital twin and their significance.
  • Recognize the requirements to achieve each level of digital twin maturity.

Delivery: 100% online
Course dates: Contact us
Duration: 2 weeks
Time commitment: 10.5 hours total
Fee: $1050

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About SMS_ThinkTank



This program is offered by SMS_ThinkTank™ in partnership with SIMCenter. SMS_ThinkTank™ is internationally known for its expertise in the Systems Modeling and Simulation disciplines including the Digital Twin, Industry 4.0, and related simulation areas. They provide comprehensive and objective education and training for today's business and engineering professionals.

To find out more about credentialing and program structure: SMSThinkTank