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


Systems Modeling and Simulation (SMS) Basics for Executives will provide business leaders an introduction to SMS for their organizations and will discuss the values as well as the challenges to deploy SMS from a business perspective. The course will cover SMS paradigms such as MBD (Model-Based Design), MBE (Model-Based Engineering), MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) and Digital Twin.

What you'll learn

  • 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.

Delivery: 100% online
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Duration: 2 weeks
Time commitment: 4-5 hours per week 
Fee: $700

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This course builds on the concepts presented in SMS Basics for Executives by providing a high-level view of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), even for those who may be new to this term. 

What you'll learn

  • Engage in productive discussion with management and practitioners to discuss how MBSE can support a digital transformation vision.
  • Translate requests coming from management and practitioners within your organization to plan a successful MBD, MBE and MBSE journey.

Delivery: 100% online
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Duration: 1 week

Time commitment: 3 hours
Fee: $350

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The final course in the SMS Track for Executives introduces the Digital Twin and its role within a business environment.

What you'll learn

  • Clarify concepts of the Digital Twin and how it fits within your Digital Transformation journey.
  • Promote the Digital Twin concept and its role within the engineering environment.

Delivery: 100% online
Course dates: Contact us
Duration: 1 week
Time Commitment: 3.5 hours
Fee: $350

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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.

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