Demonstrating knowledge and experience in the practice of Systems Engineering
University agreements are also called Academic Equivalencies. They are the result of INCOSE’s determination that a university’s coursework may serve as an alternative to the INCOSE knowledge exam. There is no cost to set up a university agreement, although membership in the Corporate Advisory Board (or local chapter equivalent, plus fee) is required.
INCOSE also has agreements with other certification programs and with individual INCOSE chapters. In all cases, the goal is to reduce duplication of effort by INCOSE certification candidates and assessors.
An academic equivalency is an arrangement between INCOSE and a university that enables students to prove their knowledge of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook without taking the INCOSE knowledge exam. Students in approved programs may be able to bypass the knowledge exam on their path to becoming an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP) or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP).
Academic Equivalencies require a university to show how it assesses student knowledge. These assessments may be offered in any language and in a variety of formats, including quizzes, projects, and oral presentations.
Academic Equivalency Overview
INCOSE has recognized more than 12 university programs. These universities have approved Academic Equivalency Programs for their coursework. Students who score well enough in the required courses, taken during the effective dates of the equivalency, may bypass the INCOSE knowledge exam when applying for ASEP or CSEP certification. Interested individuals should contact the universities directly to learn which courses are required and what minimum score in each course is required.
Point of Contact
Online and in-personFort Collins, CO, USA
Online and in-personIthaca, NY, USA
June 2018 - Present
Online and in-personPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Fall 2019 - Present
Online and in-person
Rolla, MO, USA
August 2018 - Present
Dr. Cihan Dagli
Monterey, CA, USA
January 2020 - Present
Dr. Heidi Hahn
Dallas, Texas, USA
Detroit, MI, USA
January 2019 - Present
Dr. Darrell Kleinke
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Dr. Sondoss El Sawah
Worcester, MA, USA
June 2019 - Present
Dr. Donald Gelosh
Universities interested in getting their programs recognized for future graduates should start by expressing interest through our Smartsheet form. They will need to meet the technical and administrative requirements described on this web page. Another presentation of this information is available through Articulate.
http://www.sezert.de/de/se-zert/incose.html Individuals certified as SEZert Level C or Level B may be recognized as INCOSE ASEP or INCOSE CSEP, respectively. POC: Stephan Stangl
https://incoseuk.orgIndividuals in the UK who are interested in INCOSE certification may apply through the INCOSE UK chapter. POC: Lynn Davis
Individuals in Australia who are chartered engineers have a streamlined path to become INCOSE CSEPs. POC: CASEAdmin@sesa.org.au
Individuals certified at DAU Engineering Level II or Level III may be recognized as INCOSE ASEP or CSEP through a streamlined process. Applicants with Engineering Level III should complete Form 1B to apply for CSEP.
DAU certification streamlined path
A company representative should reach out to INCOSE at email@example.com to discuss the rewards and recognitions being developed for companies. The Certification Program is no longer signing formal agreements but does want to talk with you about how to support INCOSE Certification within your company.