• Job title Project Systems Engineer – New Project Integration
  • Organisation Rolls-Royce
  • CourseThrough-life System Sustainment MSc , 2016

Why did you choose Cranfield?

Before starting my Master's degree at Cranfield University I was a Rolls-Royce System Designer, designing Off-Board Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) Equipment for military customers.

As an EHM Systems Designer, my core focus was to develop in-service solutions to improve the through-life effectiveness and efficiency of Rolls-Royce products.

The Chief of EHM recommended this course to me. As a former TLSS student he knew that this course would expand my knowledge in Engineering for Services and fast-track my career toward Engineering Management.

The structured modules within the course allowed me to write academic papers based on Rolls-Royce engineering scenarios.

What was Cranfield's impact

Based on the success of my academic thesis, I was offered the role of Systems Engineering Team lead in Rolls-Royce Dahlewitz, Germany. In this position I manage a team of Systems Engineers who use a collaborative approach to enable the realisation of successful systems verifying a life-cycle balanced system solution, which satisfies customer needs.

All of the modules added value to my overall understanding and development as an Engineer within Engineering for Services, with many having direct results in the practical application of its teachings.

The most valuable module in the programme for me was the Systems Sustainment course, which introduced the concepts of through life system sustainment by highlighting the business drivers for the system sustainment and the future requirements. In industry, we are often so focused on delivering and supporting products that we forget the business fundamentals and how effective partnerships with our suppliers and customers is vital for enhancing product design.