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Systems Modeling & Simulation Education Program Overview

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Innovation leaders realize that accurate, accessible, and trusted data is the foundation for insight and inspiration. It is also critical to recognize that the surrounding ecosystem with its various cultures and behaviors must be brought into play and linked together appropriately. This combined structure is foundational to defining and achieving sustainable innovation.

Establishing model-based approaches will support businesses in realizing their digital transformation goals and objectives.  This program leverages a common systems engineering and product data model (Model-Centric Systems Engineering) model which can be implemented to reach and maintain a more competitive position.

Why choose the SMS_ThinkTank Systems Modeling & Simulation Education Program for YOUR professional education?

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.

Gain a strong understanding of business needs related to the systems modeling and simulations concepts and industry-leading best-practices.


  • Comprehensive and objective (software agnostic)
  • Tracks available for Executives, Managers, and Practitioners
  • Courses are led by SMS_ThinkTank's own industry experts
  • Program customization available
Choose Your Track:

To provide a tailored learning experience, choose your track based on your role and responsibilities.

  • Executives
    • Spearheading Digital Transformation initiatives
    • Program Champions and Sponsors
  • Managers
    • Business and IT managers
    • Project Leaders
    • Digital Transformation team leads
  • Practitioners
    • Systems modeling and simulation team members
    • Subject matter experts
    • IT professionals

Designed for the Busy Professional:

A blend of asynchronous delivery is paired with synchronous meetings to maximize flexibility for busy professionals while also providing important discussion opportunities with the instructors and fellow learners.

  • Materials will be delivered asynchronously to provide flexibility to learners
    • Meetings will be scheduled over Microsoft Teams
    • Pre-recorded lectures are available 24/7 through the university’s Scarlet Canvas Learning platform
  • Interactive synchronous discussions will be scheduled throughout the two-week course.
  • Cost information available on course-specific websites.

For course details, dates and pricing, click on the courses pages listed below.



The SMS Basics is the first course in the Systems Modeling and Simulation (SMS) course series.

This course will cover topics including trends and challenges relative to SMS, benefits and challenges, and give you the tools to link these concepts to what you are experiencing at your own organization.


This course will provide a business perspective to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Fundamentals of MBS, and take a deeper dive into MBSE covering topics such as the “V” diagram, writing good requirements, and the role of taxonomy. Participants need to have completed the Basic course in the same track to get the full benefit of this course.

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites must keep tracks consistent (executives, managers, practitioners)

  • SMS Basics


This course will focus on the fundamentals of the Digital Twin. The course will cover topics including its role and structure within a modern Systems Engineering approach, implementation challenges, and provide a roadmap towards the Digital Twin and its maturity levels. Participants need to have completed one of the Basic and Core courses in the same track to get the full benefit of this course.

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites must keep tracks consistent (executives, managers, practitioners)

  • SMS Basics
  • SMS Core

Cancellations and Refunds

  • A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be made if cancellation is received one week prior to the start of the course. No refunds within one week of the course start date.

To find out more about credentialing and program structure, please click here.



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