UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


What You'll Gain


Understanding technology development

Our courses will help students to:

  • Understand technology development lifecycle options and processes
  • Select the best technologies and find the right balance between novelty and risk
  • Be aware of the context within which technology is developed including the economic and organisational constraints
  • Understand important concepts such as value, strategy, innovation and intellectual property
  • Produce compelling business plans for new technology
  • Forecast how new technology will develop using scenarios and technology roadmaps
  • Manage risk and create reliable and resilient systems
  • Conduct novel research in areas of interest through extensive projects


Ariane Launch

Drawing on our experience of providing short training courses for industry (such as the Project Manager training courses we run for the European Space Agency) we integrate a large amount of skills development into our teaching, all of which will be beneficial for future careers. This includes:

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Conflict management
  • Decision-making
  • Managing complex, time-constrained tasks


UCLse has strong links with companies in the aerospace, communications, construction, energy, transport and defence sectors and our Industrial Advisory Board ensures relevance to industry. Typical career destinations could include graduate positions as:

  • Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Technology Consultant
  • Business Consultant

in major engineering, technology and consulting companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, GE, GDUK, London Underground, QinetiQ, SELEX, THALES, Ultra Electronics, Accenture, PA Consulting, KPMG and PwC.