Systems Engineering & Robust Design Lectures

17 February 2015, 1.00 PM - 17 February 2015, 1.50 PM

Richard Beasley, Global Chief of Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University Walk

Creating engineering solutions is hard and challenging. All too often engineered solutions do not meet customer/stakeholder expectations, and engineering projects suffer from extensive rework, run late and overspend. This is due to the difficult and increasing complex nature of the products we attempt to engineer. An approach to engineering is needed that identifies and understands issues as early as possible.

In a series of five lectures, experts from Rolls-Royce will describe Systems Engineering, a holistic approach to engineering projects that addresses the root causes of rework and, integrated with existing detailed engineering analysis and design methods, creates a much greater probability of success.

Systems Engineering, what and why?

Richard Beasley, Global Chief of Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Thursday 12 February 2015, 1:00-1:50pm
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University Walk.

The first lecture (“Systems Engineering, what and why?”) will describe the compelling case for using Systems Engineering, together with an explanation of what the Systems Engineering approach is.


Systems Engineering, when and how?

Richard Beasley, Global Chief of Systems Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Tuesday 17 February 2015, 1:00-1:50pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Chemistry

The second lecture (“Systems Engineering, when and how?”) addresses how Systems Engineering fits into the Engineering process, and the Systems Thinking methodology (creating a focus on context, requirements, purpose and functionality) that enables the approach.


Creating Robust Design Solutions

Andy Parsley, Robust Design Specialist, Rolls-Royce

Tuesday 24 February 2015, 1:00-1:50pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Chemistry

In the third lecture, Andy Parsley, a Robust Design Specialist, will discuss both the personal and technical skills expected from engineers when working on designs in complex products.


Engine Development Testing

James McLeod, Chief Engineer - Production Programmes, Rolls-Royce

Tuesday 3 March 2015, 1:00-1:50pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Chemistry


Designing for Service

Andrew Harrison, Engineering Associate Fellow - Life Cycle Engineering, Rolls-Royce

Tuesday 17 March 2015, 1:00-1:50pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Chemistry

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