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Please read this page which contains information about how and on what terms you may use, copy, share, quote or cite the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK):

Copyright and Licensing

A compilation copyright to the SEBoK is held on behalf of the BKCASE Board of Governors by The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology ©2021 ("Stevens") and copyright to most of the content within the SEBoK is also held by Stevens. Prominently noted throughout the SEBoK are other items of content for which the copyright is held by a third party. These items consist mainly of tables and figures. In each case of third party content, such content is used by Stevens with permission and its use by third parties is limited. If you have questions about content used with permission in the SEBoK, contact us at sebok@incose.org.

Stevens is publishing those portions of the SEBoK to which it holds copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/deed.en_US for details about what this license allows. This license does not permit use of third party material but gives rights to the systems engineering community to freely use the remainder of the SEBoK within the terms of the license. Stevens is publishing the SEBoK as a compilation including the third party material under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ for details about what this license allows. This license will permit very limited noncommercial use of the third party content included within the SEBoK and only as part of the SEBoK compilation. Additionally, the U.S. government has limited data rights associated with the SEBoK based on their support for the SEBoK development.


When using text material from the SEBoK, users who have accepted one of the Creative Commons Licenses described above must attribute the work as follows:

This material is used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License from The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology.

When citing the SEBoK in general, please refer to the format described on the Cite the SEBoK page.

When using images, figures, or tables from the SEBoK, please note the following intellectual property (IP) classifications:

  • Materials listed as "SEBoK Original" may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons attribution (above).
  • Materials listed as "Public Domain" may be used in accordance with information in the public domain.
  • Materials listed as "Used with Permission" are copyrighted and permission must be sought from the copyright owner to reuse them. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at sebok@incose.org.