Systems Engineering Management
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 MSc 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.
Instead of the full MSc, students may choose to complete the less demanding Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) qualifications.
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. The programme is accredited by the IET
as a programme of further learning for registration as a Chartered
Engineer. More information on the benefits of attending an accredited programme can be found on the IET website.
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 practices, organisations significantly reduce the risks of running over budget, delivering late and disappointing stakeholders. Complex systems often have unwanted emergent properties when deployed. By taking a broad perspective from the outset and dealing effectively with requirements management, systems modelling and design, and verification and validation, systems can be created with fewer undesirable features; they are hence more valuable and competitive.
Is it for me?
We seek motivated students with a good first degree in science, technology engineering or mathematics, good english language skills, and preferably at least two years of industrial experience.
Most of the students on our Systems Engineering Management programme are employed and complete the programme using the flexible/modular route. This enables you to develop your skills and knowledge and conduct a significant piece of research that is relevant to your organisation at your own pace (over a period of two to five years). It is also possible to complete the programme full-time in one year.
Centre for Systems Engineering
3 Taviton St.
London, WC1H 0BT, UK
T: +44 (0)20 7679 4522
F: +44 (0)20 7679 4911
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