UCL Centre for Systems Engineering

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Short Courses


What we offer

UCLse offers a range of open short courses to promote individual and corporate development in:

Delegates use our courses to learn new knowledge (such as what is 'systems thinking'), to plug skills gaps in their capability (such as how to deliver complex technology projects) or to develop their careers.

Our experience

Our courses are based on over fifteen years of executive education and Masters-level training in the areas of applying systems thinking and systems engineering, and managing complex technology projects.

Our practical experience is derived mainly from the space sector, where we have contributed to over two-hundred successful space science missions over the last fifty years. This experience has been consolidated in a number of principles of systems engineering management, which underpin all of our training.

What our customers say

I now see the systems as a whole and how the small part I am working on fits into the bigger picture

I understand that applying process and systems into daily working practice can improve work output

The message of Systems Thinking and using the principles to add value to the wider company is gradually percolating to senior managers. Last year we used such principles to actually redesign part of our organisation and processes

The courses help engineers understand that they have more than a technical role to play (leadership, schedule, cost, etc.)

There is a wider cross-discipline appreciation of Systems Engineering principles and of each other's discipline too

Engineers are becoming aware that the old way of thinking isn't enough today ... that realisation is significant as they are asking questions or performing additional analysis that wouldn't normally be done


Courses are run in London typically on, or near, the UCL campus - a short walk from Euston station.

Customised training

We also deliver customised courses for organisations that want to tailor the content of their training or want courses delivered at their workplaces. Customers include the European Space Agency, BAE Systems, Marshall, TfL, General Electric, General Dynamics, QinetiQ, Leonardo, Ultra Electronics and BP.

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