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UCLse selected to deliver Space Systems Engineering training to the European Space Agency

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:56:19 +0000

UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) has won a major 2 year contract to provide space systems engineering training to the next generation of systems engineers at the European Space Agency (ESA). MSSL’s Technology Management Group will deliver the training at a venue close to ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the […]

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Teaching compared with Curating

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:58:58 +0000

Following my PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education I’ve taken to thinking more about the profession that I have joined. I like finding metaphors and analogies to understand the world around me and that I occupy, and this time I thought about an analogy between curators and teachers. This article is […]

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Engineering, Ethics & Risk

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:40:40 +0000

The recent issue with emissions testing has highlighted a few issues which are very important within the field of systems engineering, and indeed engineering in general. The first is ethics, and is one that is considered important by the various professional bodies representing the engineering professions. For example, to quote from the Institute of Engineering […]

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Exploring risk management

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:37:31 +0000

At UCLse we are interested in managing risk in complex projects. It’s a topic that we cover in many of our courses in Systems Engineering, Technology Management and Project Management. But we are also interested on a practical level since we are part of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), responsible for the design and […]

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The importance of measuring the right thing

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:57:03 +0000

Within the world of projects there is a phrase that says “what gets measured gets managed” and whilst such one liners can be used as a lazy justification of poorly thought through management techniques, if we explore the meaning more deeply then I think it reveals some interesting points. The first thing I’d observe is […]

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