May 12, 2016


What is INCOSE?

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems.



About INCOSE San Diego

INCOSE San Diego is a chapter of the Region II geographical division of INCOSE. With approximately 250 members representing industries including aerospace, defense, transportation, medical devices, and telecommunications, INCOSE San Diego provides a focal point for local professionals to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of world-class systems engineering in support of the overall mission of INCOSE. We provide members the opportunity to network with other system engineers and learn from their contemporaries about practical applications of systems engineering. We encourage people from all disciplines involved with systems development to join our INCOSE chapter and participate in our local activities. It is our goal to provide career enhancement education and awareness related to systems engineering for our members.

Message From The President

Hello, I am Abbas Rostami and am pleased to serve as the 2019 president of the San Diego Chapter of INCOSE.

In my 44-year career span I have designed, developed and maintained various software intensive systems (mostly for Defense industries) and also taught software engineering courses at the San Diego colleges and universities. I have been member of INCOSE since 1997 and have Systems Engineering certification from USCD and INCOSE (CSEP). I volunteered and served on the board of San Diego and Texas chapters for the past fifteen years.

I like to extend my warm welcome to all board members and hope that we can meet/exceed all chapter requirements by working together and have another successful year.

I would also like to congratulate the 2018 board members especially Mr. Ted Mulder (2018 President) for achieving the highest award points in the history of the chapter. We are confirmed to receive our first Platinum award this year and hope to be able to continue improving the chapter performance throughout this year as well.

On January 23rd 2019 we had our first Social and Membership Drive at the Primos Mexican Restaurant that was well attended. This event was also sponsored by the National University (NU) School of Engineering. The NU offers an advanced degree in Engineering Management with a specialization in Systems Engineering.

During this year we plan to have two tutorials (May and November), a STEM event for the high school students fundraising (September), and our mini-conference (December) Plus our regular monthly meetings (4th Wed. of each month). Please check our website for schedule of events and plan to attend or participate in presenting at any of these events.

I had the opportunity to attend the IW-2019 in Torrance That was a great experience and education. Among many interesting initiatives and working groups I would like to mention the new FUSE (FUture of Systems Engineering) initiative in and will provide detailed information in the future News Letters for this year.

As we all know the fast past of technology advancements especially in the digital transformation requires Systems Engineering principal to plan, guide, and meet the expectation of the new complexity and requirements of the future systems and their applications. The FUSE is the forward looking approach and initiative to meet the demand of the Systems Engineering in the digital age.
Abbas Rostami,
Chapter President
Chapter Awards
  • Platinum Chapter Circle Award for 2018
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Chapter 2018
  • Top Gold Award for 2015
  • INCOSE San Diego Chapter has been the recipient of a Circle Award for eleven years (2001 – 2011)


Our Chapter Bylaws are available by clicking here.