Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171


Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)

We are extremely pleased to provide a link to the recent guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge. The SEBoK is a compendium of the key knowledge sources and references of systems engineering, organized and explained to assist a wide variety of users. It is a living document, accepting community input continuously, and regularly refreshed and updated.

The SEBoK is organized into 7 parts, with a Glossary of Terms and a list of Primary References.

  • Part 1 discusses the Scope of the SEBoK, and its structure, including its hierarchy of parts, knowledge areas, and topics. Part 1 also includes a lengthy discussion of SEBoK Users and Uses, including five use cases.

The other parts include:

  • Part 2 Systems
  • Part 3 Systems Engineering and Management
  • Part 4 Applications of Systems Engineering
  • Part 5 Enabling Systems Engineering
  • Part 6 Related Disciplines
  • Part 7 Systems Engineering Implementation Examples

As a compendium, much of the content has restricted intellectual property rights. This copyright information is placed on each page, and must be respected. The SEBoK copyright is held by the Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology, and plans for the transfer of the copyright are discussed in the Editors' Note.

As a living document, at the bottom of each page, version identification can be found in a link called "About SEBoK v.1.1.1."

A PDF of SEBoK v. 1.1 and the older SEBoK v. 1.0 may be downloaded at Download SEBoK PDF. Please note that a new PDF is not generated for micro releases, such as v. 1.1.1.

For other Body of Knowledge resources please also refer to :

  • PMBOK — Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • EABOK — Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge
  • BABOK — Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
  • SWEBOK - Software Engineering Body of Knowledge
  • ABOK — Automation Body of Knowledge
  • TMBOK — Test Management Body of Knowledge