Our capability in Systems Engineering is unique in the UK and probably in Europe in its breadth of expertise, integrating industrial, operational and technological experience. We have senior Ministry of Defence (MOD) support, and the postgraduate programmes in Systems Engineering provides education on the subject to the whole defence community. Read more Read less

Our approach is to deliver systems engineering expertise to the defence and non-defence communities in order to equip them to tackle today's complex systems problems.

To achieve this, our approach covers a broad spectrum of activities ranging from the production of a single component to the integration and management of complex systems. The capability takes an appropriately holistic view at every stage of the acquisition and other lifecycle processes, and in particular on the iterative stages of the requirements capture process.

The expertise in systems engineering is therefore a combination of both soft and hard systems engineering. It espouses the application of the rigours and disciplines of each in such a way that defence capability can be delivered against constantly changing circumstances. 

About our research

Our research is highly regarded internationally and our academics are called upon to undertake progressive research projects and to provide impartial, expert advice on their subjects. Our approach to research and consultancy projects is flexible. While our main areas of research are defence and security, we often apply our knowledge to other sectors or to bring together multidisciplinary teams combining the skills of a number of academic areas.

Our research influences and informs the global defence and security sector. Forged through a distinctive blend of expertise, experience and facilities, we are leaders in defence and security research.

Working with us

There are a variety of ways in which your organisation can engage and work with us. We can provide real-world solutions that support and inform your operations, products and services. To highlight a few of the ways that you can work with us:

• Provision of expert advice
• Sponsor a PhD student research project
• Commission a research project
• Collaborate on an research activity or project
• Provision of support to a Masters project
• Commission a customised development programme, tailored to the requirements of your organisation
• Commission a consultancy project.