June 14, 2016

Calendar of Events

August 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


























































Month/Year /

Wednesday August 25, 2021 5:45 PM PDT to 7:15 PM PDT

(This event is open to all, including non-INCOSE members.  Photo by Kateryna Babaieva from Pexels)

Virtual Presentation: Standard Promulgation Using an MBSE Tool

Join us virtually on Wednesday, 25 August, 2021, for a presentation by Mr. Ralph Hill on a unique application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools to promulgate an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard. The presentation will provide an overview of the content of the standard, then provide a walk thru of the standard in its current state within the MBSE tool Innoslate.

When: Wednesday 25 August, 2021 from 5:45-7pm Pacific Time (presentation starts at 6pm)
Where: Virtual presentation
Cost: Free
Webcast Link:

To join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 979 0179 0637
Passcode: 729041
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,97901790637#,,,,*729041# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,97901790637#,,,,*729041# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 979 0179 0637
Passcode: 729041
Find your local number: https://incose-org.zoom.us/u/acyniC5nj6

Join by Skype for Business

Synopsis: The focus of this presentation is on a unique application of Model Based Systems Engineering tools to promulgate an ASME standard. The presentation will provide an overview of the content of the standard and then provide a walk thru of the standard in its current state within the MBSE tool.

The standard is ASME PSD-1, Plant Systems Design. It is a technology-neutral standard for design of facilities with potential for significant hazards to the health and safety of the public, the worker, and protection of the environment. It includes nuclear facilities, including power generation; fossil power generation facilities (e.g., coal, natural gas); oil refining; oil and natural gas production; petrochemical; chemical; and hazardous waste plants and facilities. It will be accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

The Model Based Systems Engineering tool is Innoslate, a collaborative cloud-native MBSE tool released in 2012. It has been developed by SPEC Innovations (Systems and Proposal Engineering Company), a leader in systems engineering since 1993. Steve Dam, the President and Chief Operating Officer is a long-time member of INCOSE and was formerly the president of the San Diego Chapter.

Speaker: Mr. Ralph Hill

Mr. Ralph Hill. Although retired, Ralph continues his volunteer activities in support of ASME codes and standards. He has been actively involved as a contributor and a leader in promulgation of ASME nuclear codes and standards for over 40 years. He is an ASME Fellow and recipient of several ASME honors and awards. Ralph is the current Chair and champion for development of the new ASME Plant Systems Design standard. He is actively involved in bringing risk-informed probabilistic design methods into the ASME Code as well as initiatives to support both advanced and next-generation nuclear reactors.

Ralph has been a member of INCOSE since 1994 and was very active when he was a leader of the Silver State Chapter. He is a past member of the Board and even ran for president one year (they needed two candidates)! Ralph had an 8-year break in his participation when he was working with Westinghouse Electric Company.

ASME Fellow
Chair, ASME Plant Systems Design Standard Committee

Managing Member, Hill Eng Solutions LLC
+1 724-787-8755


“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden

57 signed up so far.

Event date is past

Posted by Greg Bulla on August 13, 2021

Saturday August 28, 2021 9:00 AM PDT to 5:00 PM PDT

(This workshop is open to all, including non-INCOSE members)

Join us on August 28th and 29th, 2021, for a 2-day VIRTUAL workshop by Mr. David Mason, ESEP and SEP instructor, on the essential elements of Version 4 of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook to aid audience members to prepare themselves for the INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) certification examination.

This workshop is an exceptional value and an excellent introduction to the material found on the INCOSE SEP exam. Don’t miss it – prepare now!

This workshop is jointly presented by the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters of INCOSE.

NOTE – This workshop will also be RECORDED for later viewing by registered students!

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, 28-29 August, 2021, 9am-5pm Pacific Time (PT)
Where:  Virtual/Online
Cost: $40
Webcast Details: This presentation will use Zoom. Login information will be provided to registered participants before the event.


The workshop will address major concepts in the Systems Engineering Handbook (SEH), to include:

  • Life Cycle technical and technical management processes (IEEE 15288) and the SE V diagram
  • Cross-cutting SE methods
  • N2 Diagram of SE processes
  • Tailoring programs
  • Specialty engineering activities, including affordability/cost-effectiveness, life-cycle costs (LLC), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Environmental Engineering, Human Systems Integration (HSI) Interoperability, Logistics, and others.
  • Questions similar to those found on the exam.

Please bring your own copy of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook. It is available for free to INCOSE members on the INCOSE store. If you are not a member, you may purchase the book at the INCOSE store or from another vendor.

The workshop will use a combination of audience dialogue, assorted work assignments, and homework to aid the audience members in comprehending the concepts presented in the SEH and INCOSE SEP exam. As noted, it will also include practice problems similar to exam questions!

NoticeThe 2021 WSRC will offer an inexpensive SEP paper test at the conference on 17 September.  See more information HEREPlease note that you must register for this test by 10 September.

About Systems Engineering Professional Certification:

Approximately 3500 INCOSE members have obtained professional INCOSE systems engineering certification – what about you?

INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional certification is similar to United States engineering professional engineering (PE) licenses, but instead of being issued by states, members are certified by INCOSE.

There are 3 levels of INCOSE SE certification, based on demonstrated SE experience and passing the knowledge exam:

  1. Associative Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) – For members at the beginning of their systems engineer career.
  2. Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) – For practicing Systems Engineers with more than five years of systems engineering professional work experience.
  3. Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) – For systems engineering leaders with recognized systems accomplishments and many years of systems engineering professional work experience. There are only just over 300 ESEPs!

Read more on the certification levels Here.


Instructor: Mr. Dave Mason, ESEP

Mr. Dave Mason is an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) who since 2011 has taught the INCOSE System Engineering Professional (SEP) certificate training course to professional and academia members. He has more than 30 years in Aerospace industry, transcending positions from electronic technician to system engineering, and during his last five years led the planning, design, development, and verification & validation of assorted electro-optical, space-qualified flight hardware. He has utilized the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program to maximize product efficiency through the application of six sigma tools to each product process to assess the value stream flow. His resume includes establishment of the 4-Way Benefit Model for incorporating students within the INCOSE umbrella, development of the IUSE campaign to market student member activities and accomplishments with the aid of local enterprises, and serving as the President of the INCOSE San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2009 winners of the INCOSE President Award. Mr. Mason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) focused on Production Management, and a Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) in Quantitative Business Methods.

Questions?  Please contact us at info@sdincose.org for more information!

Registration: After registering below, you will see a link for payment. This will take you to PayPal – please contact us if you have any issues.


24 signed up so far.

Event date is past

Posted by Greg Bulla on August 13, 2021


Events Archive