Systems Engineering Management Qualification
MSc, PGCert, PGDip
Today, industry is given the responsibility for designing, building, operating and enhancing large, complex, highly integrated systems. It does this in the face of intense international competition. Therefore, an organisation’s ability to deal with complex systems effectively is often what differentiates it in the marketplace and is critical for its future prosperity. At UCL, the Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) provides training courses in Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management that enable organisations to develop and enhance their capability in this important area.
The programme has been tailored for those involved in or newly undertaking a career
in industry. The programme combines the
academic rigour characteristic of UCL with the practical expertise gained through
our collaboration with industry. This
partnership has led to a modular approach, where industry-based students can
choose the timing and nature of their studies to suit work demands. Alternatively a student may enrol in the full
time mode taking one year to complete the MSc.
The MSc Systems Engineering Management programme may lead to one of three qualifications: an MSc, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), or a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).
The PGDip is achieved by passing all elements of the MSc programme with the exception of the Research Project Dissertation (i.e. a total of 120 credits). The PGCert is obtained by gaining 60 credits and does not include any project work: the credits are achieved by passing four taught modules of which at least one has to be a Core Module.
Benefits to the Individual
We have developed our MSc (Masters in Science) in Systems Engineering Management from our expertise in space engineering and also our links with engineering and aerospace companies. Our courses will equip delegates with a powerful set of skills and knowledge:
- An integrated, interdisciplinary view of complex systems and systems engineering, covering issues associated with their development, deployment, maintenance, upgrade and disposal
- Key skills that are fully aligned with INCOSE’s (International Council for Systems Engineering) core competencies and appropriate standards (e.g. ISO 15288)
- An understanding of systems development lifecycle options and processes. How to select the best and how to find the balance between prescription and empowerment
- Awareness and understanding of the context within which systems are developed including the economic and organisational limitations
- Necessary management skills and an understanding of the relationship between project management and systems development
- The ability to manage risk and the creation of robust systems
- A detailed appreciation of systems engineering as applied to a specific, chosen discipline and/or environment
- Direct experience and practice of the process through a significant industrial project
Benefits to Industry
By adopting effective Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management practices an organisation can significantly reduce the risks of running over-budget, late delivery and stakeholder disappointment. Complex systems often are found to have unwanted emergent properties when deployed. By taking a broad perspective from the outset and dealing effectively with requirements management (including elicitation), systems design and modelling, and verification and validation, systems can be created with few, if any, unwanted and undesirable features and hence are more valuable and competitive.
Centre for Systems Engineering
3 Taviton St.
London, WC1H 0BT, UK
T: 020 7679 4522
F: 020 7679 4911
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