Introduction to Systems Engineering for Public Transport

Engineering context

Rapid shifts in economic activity, urbanisation, availability of information, resource scarcity and human connectivity have made Public Transport projects increasingly complex. As this complexity increases, we can no longer rely on traditional methods to deliver public transport projects. We must look for new technologies and novel ways of working to meet stakeholder needs.

One solution is adopting a Systems Engineering approach. Systems Engineering is a perspective, process and discipline that is designed to manage and deliver projects in an uncertain and complex environment.

This one-day training course will equip Public Transport project personnel with a basic understanding of Systems Engineering, the tools to manage complexity and provide insight into how to use Systems Engineering to improve project performance.

Download the course Technical Flyer for more details.

Pre-course requirement

Prior to attending this course, participants are required to complete an online component. This will consist of 4 - 8 hours of online activities to introduce participants to the theories and concepts covered during the face-to-face component and must be completed two business days before the course.

To ensure participants attending a public session or an in-house session are prepared for the course, they cannot be substituted two working days beforehand.

Introduction to Systems Engineering for Public Transport
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

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Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for Public Transport project professionals (technical, commercial, project management) with 5-10 years experience. 

Roles includes asset specific engineering specialists (signaling, telecommunications, power, rolling stock, track, civil); Design Interface Managers; Engineering or Technical Managers; Project Managers; and Public Transport Planners, Operational Staff, or Management Executives.


Participants must have a background in engineering or a minimum of five years industry experience in Public Transport.

Your facilitator for this course

John Nasr MIEAust CPEng NER, MsC is a Chartered Systems Engineering specialist with experience in both government and commercial positions spanning the automotive, aerospace, Defence and transport sectors. A recognised leader in his field, John is dedicated to using his Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering, process improvement and project management expertise to help clients navigate and manage the early stages of complex projects in order to reduce risk and ensure that the ‘customer' receives what they ‘need’ once the system is operational.

John has led the client-side development effort for complex, multi-billion dollar Defence projects, large multi-disciplinary teams across several sectors, and has developed cost-cutting asset management strategies. In transport, John has been instrumental in challenging the way complex projects are developed in Victoria and has developed and embedded across the portfolio a systems engineering methodology tailored to the needs of the Victorian transport sector that has started to deliver significant benefits to the state.

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