UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


Lifecycle Management

05 November 2018–09 November 2018, 9:00 am–5:15 pm

Lifecycle Management provides an understanding of the processes that make up the different stages in the lifecycle of a system. Students learn about adaptation processes (tailoring), the different types of lifecycle models and the diverse lifecycle stages and their interrelationships.

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Centre for Systems Engineering


Gower Street
United Kingdom

Lifecycle Management develops an appreciation of the context in which the lifecycle of the development of a system is relevant and to the business in general. The course introduces aspects to consider pre- project, within a project and post-project at both 'product' and organisational level. Case studies are used to illustrate the application and relevance of taught concepts, while students relate learning to their own experience through group exercises.

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the processes involved in the lifecycle of a system, especially in development
  • Identify the project and organisational context of the development lifecycle of a system
  • Understand the centrality of process and the benefits of having an organisation that works based on processes
  • Understand the importance of a tailoring process and the factors that determine it
  • Appreciate the human aspects and influences in the organisation throughout the lifecycle
  • Understand key process areas in the lifecycle of a system
  • Understand the importance of early integration in the development lifecycle of a system
  • Understand the importance of concurrent engineering
  • Appreciate importance of the "Design for" constraints of design and when to consider them
  • Appreciate the need to optimise processes through continuous improvement 

Application process

In order to apply for a short course, please fill out an application form and return it to uclse.courses@ucl.ac.uk.


If you believe that you may need a visa, you can find more information about short course visas by visiting the UCL advice page.   


Our courses are non-residential. You will need to arrange your own accommodation in London if necessary.    


    The fees for 5-day modules are £1,595 for UK/EU students (UK/EU passport required) and £2,364 for overseas students.