This module can only be taken as an Accredited Short Course.
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Successful integration and practice of systems engineering within a business environment requires a wider knowledge and understanding of the strategic management and business processes of the organisation and wider enterprise. Spanning a wide range of individual disciplines, enterprise management is used to ensure that all business activity is planned, managed and delivered to achieve strategic aims, objectives and goals.

 The interdisciplinary nature and wide-ranging applicability of systems engineering means there are inevitable touch points and integration requirements to ensure the enterprise can continue to deliver and meet its overarching goals and requirements.

 This module critically examines the relevance of underpinning theories and practice across the enterprise management domain from a systems engineering perspective. Taking a capability- and effects-based context, it aims to provide the systems engineer with extended knowledge of the wider business environment within which the systems life-cycle sits, and how systems engineering application itself requires systems thinking and practice to successfully integrate it within wider business and management processes and approaches



At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:


  • Differentiate the contributions that systems engineering and allied disciplines each make to deliver successful business outcomes.
  • Choose and apply appropriate operations and relationship management theory to solve enterprise systems problems.
  • Create and manage an integrated cross-discipline aware, outcome-focused systems programme in the context of the wider business environment

Core content

Unit 1 – Enterprises and Lifecycles

  • Defining the Enterprise
  • Lifecycles, Process and Standardisation
  • Enterprise Requirements
  • Enterprise Architectures

    Unit 2 – Operations Management and Systems 1

  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Finance and Commercial Decision Making
  • The Concept of Capability
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management

    Unit 3 – Operations Management and Systems 2

  • Capability
  • Effects Based Engineering
  • Benefits Management
  • Relationship Management

    Unit 4 – Strategy, Integration and Practice

  • Strategic Management
  • Policy and Business Goals
  • Enterprise-level Integration
  • The Dynamic Enterprise

  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    After successful completion of this Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards the Systems Engineering MSc.

    Find out more about short course credit points.


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    How to apply

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