In today’s competitive environment, projects have become increasingly challenging. Issues include the need for greater efficiency whilst remaining on time and to budget, and collaborating internationally. Good systems engineering underpins the successful design and management of complex projects over the entire lifecycle. Read more Read less

Our research is focused on understanding modern systems challenges. We are able to develop flexible, practical approaches to achieve success and work with a range of industrial customers to help them to develop a successful systems capability. We have extensive experience in industry ourselves, enabling us to relate to the realities of engineering in complex, extended, often international enterprises.

Our business and research partnerships include Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority (ADWEA), AWE, BAE Systems, Centrica, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Lockheed Martin and Rolls Royce.

Working with us

Our activities are highly focused on the needs of industry and government. We engage with major organisations involved in complex, high value, high risk and safety critical systems, offering education, training, consultancy and research products and capabilities. Our experts have industrial experience allowing us to appreciate business drivers and offer valuable input.

We can offer independent advice reviewing the current design of systems, programme of activities and providing impartial recommendations and identifying risk. Specific services we are able to offer include:

• Technology evaluation
• Lifecycle management
• Technical design/reviews (such as safety critical systems or facilities)
• Framework and methodology development
• Process reviews.

About our research

Our greatest strength is the ability to combine the academic rigour and long-term perspective of a university with the commercial and business focus of industry.

Our excellence in strategic and applied research has enabled us to make significant contributions to the world around us for over 60 years. We address real life challenges and focus on research that is of strategic and practical importance.

We provide a supportive research community for students and our academic work is regularly published in journal article, book or thesis form.

Clients and partners

Our business and research partnerships include:

• Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority (ADWEA)
• AWE
• BAE Systems
• Centrica
• Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
• Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
• Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
• Lockheed Martin
• Rolls Royce.