Contact Dr Tim Ferris

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Systems Engineering


Dr Ferris is from Adelaide, Australia. He holds:

B.E.Hons, Electrical and electronic, from University of Adelaide.

B.Th., from Flinders University.

B.Litt.Hons., from Deakin University.

Grad.Cert.Ed., in higher Education from Queensland University of Technology.

PhD from University of South Australia.

Prior to joining Cranfield University in 2015 he worked at University of South Australia in systems engineering and earlier in electronic engineering as a lecturer. Prior to his academic career he worked as an engineer in power line design with Electricity Trust of South Australia, and bore water equipment development with Morrison Court Pty Ltd.

Research opportunities

His research interests include:

1. System resilience

2. Systems engineering education

3. Life cycle costing of systems

Current activities

Dr Ferris:

1. Is Deputy Head of Centre, Systems and Technology Management.

2. Conducts research in systems engineering and its application, particularly in system resilience.

3. Supervises Masters thesis and PhD students. (He has supervised 10 PhD students to completion.)

4. Teaches in several modules of the MSc in Systems Engineering and is the Module Leader of the modules System Realization; Dependability and Resilience; and Research Methods.

5. Contributes to various other teaching activities.


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