UCLA Extension

Systems Engineering

This 3 day course is designed to provide the student with an overview of systems engineering including its key activities of requirements, architecture, behavior, and test & evaluation. The course will define systems and how they are brought into being, the various life cycle models that can be used to describe the evolution of a system from concept through disposal, the management of the engineering and other disciplines involved to bring a system into being, the system design and analysis process, and, finally, the importance of operational feasibility analysis as a necessary element during the design process.

For more information, call (310) 825-3344 or email shortcourses@uclaextension.edu.

Course Materials

Lecture notes are distributed on the first day of the course. These notes are for participants only and are not otherwise available for sale or unauthorized distribution.

Coordinator and Lecturer

Gary Bosworth, PhD, Director, Mission Assurance, Raytheon Space & Airborn Systems business.

Gary P Bosworth a forward thinking individual that always considers the impact of today’s decisions and actions on the future state. His background encompasses:

Program Management                             Systems Engineering                           Mission Assurance

New Business Development                    R&D/Product Development                  Defense & Commercial

Bosworth’s engineering background includes systems engineering for airborne, naval/underwater, and automotive applications. He held numerous positions of increased responsibility over the years including engineering functional manager, product line manager, IPT leader, program manager, and business line director. He led the former Raytheon Consulting Group – Michigan, an engineering, information technology, and program management consulting services firm focused on the automotive industry.

As Director, Mission Assurance, for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems business, he was responsible for driving organizational improvement to ensure customer mission success leading SAS’ successful pursuit for CMMI level 5 rating covering systems, software, and hardware engineering for large development programs which was achieved two years ahead of plan.He retired from Raytheon and is currently using skills and expertise for non-profit organization leadership, mentoring young engineers and entrepreneurs, instructing on-line classes in systems engineering, and is a registered professional engineer.

Bosworth earned an MBA in general management from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an emphasis in ocean engineering from the University of Washington. Ocean Engineering is interdisciplinary encompassing study in mechanical, electrical, civil, and aerospace engineering as applied in the ocean environment.


Robert Wright, PhD, Engineering Director, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems


For more information contact the Short Course Program Office:
shortcourses@uclaextension.edu | (310) 825-3344 | fax (310) 206-2815