Systems Engineering, when and how?

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

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

Lecture Theatre 2, Chemistry

Rolls Royce Systems Engineering and Robust Design Lectures

The second of a series of five lectures (“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 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 this 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.

Please visit the links for details of other lectures in the series:

  • Creating Robust Design Solutions: Tuesday 24 February
  • Engine Development Testing: Tuesday 3rd March
  • Designing for Service: Tuesday 17 March 

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