Level A

In the context of SE-ZERT® Level A the following knowledge will be communicated:

  • Application-safe knowledge about Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management
  • knowing, understand and master symbol or domain specific language
  • master domain specific methods and procedures to gain knowledge,
  • Ability to lead a complex project with all its parameters and to take the corresponding technical responsibility.
  • Ability to accountably lead a multidisciplinary team

The primary goal for modules one to nine is „master“

Application Requirements:

Technical Qualification Professional Experience
foreman or technician according to German standard 14 years of which minimum 6 year allocated to the functional areas (minimum 3 areas)
Bachelor Degree 11 years of which minimum 6 year allocated to the functional areas (minimum 3 areas)
Master Degree, Dipl. Ing FH, Dipl. Ing. 10 years of which minimum 6 year allocated to the functional areas (minimum 3 areas)

Anyone who has a certificate SE-ZERT® level B, and the above experience and qualification, and has personally performed a study work including a self-reflection.

The examination to prove knowledge, skills and abilities comprises of a study work which is to be deffended during an assessment. The study work will be judged by experts called by PersCert SE-TREC GmbH .

The assessment criteria are:

  • Gain of knowledge
  • Practical relevance
  • Conclusiveness of thoughts
  • Presentation
  • Conclusiveness of self-reflextion

The study work is about a systems engineering relevant topic selected by the applicant. Characteristics of relevant topics are multidisciplinary and/or thinking in systems and their life cycle. Topic proposals have to be submitted to PersCert SE-TREC GmbH , including a confirmation by the applicant permitting to forward the study work to the experts (GfSE-assessors). The study work shall comprise between 20 to 50 pages DIN A4 including a half page summary. The study work shall include an amendment of 1-2 pages comprising a self-reflexion “Examination of the own personality and the behavior in handling with others“. The amendment serves to judge if the content of module 9 is mastered. The amendment will be considered during the assessment but not made available to public.

The study work will be rated as accepted if each expert rates it with minimum 67 % of the possible points. Additionally, no assessment criterion shall be rated with less than 33 % of the possible points. Study works not reaching the required number of point may be re-worked once.

For the subsequent assessment the certification body calls the examination board. It comprises of minimum two experts (GfSE assessors) and the governor by PersCert SE-TREC GmbH .

The assessment will be rated by the experts. The governor leads the assessment.

The assessment criteria are:

  • Clarity of thoughts and statements linguistically expressiveness
  • Handling of questions and comments
  • General appearance as discussion partner
  • Conclusiveness of the self-reflexion

The assessment is passed if each expert rates it with minimum 67 % of the possible points. Additionally, no assessment criterion shall be rated with less than 33 % of the possible points.

In case of failing the assessment, the applicant can request a repetition of the assessment at next opportunity, earlies one month after receiving the assessment result.

The certificate remains valid for a period of 3 years. A re-certification is required to extend the certificate.