UCL Centre for Systems Engineering



At UCL Centre for Systems Engineering we conduct research in a number of themes relating to systems thinking and engineering, technology management, risk management, and the management of projects.

We conduct research projects sponsored by research councilsInnovate UK, and industry in the areas of systems engineering, project management and technology management. We have experience in working in a broad range of industry sectors including aerospace, transport, defence, energy, construction, health, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Wherever there are complex systems, whether 'hard' technology-based systems or 'soft' human-based systems, we are interested in understanding how to make them work better.

Across the different industry sectors, we have five broad research themes:


Find out more about our
PhD Students


Project Sponsors:
Research Councils 
Innovate UK


Research Enquiries:

Giles Poulsom
E: g.poulsom@ucl.ac.uk