The Systems Centre at the University of Bristol is developing a far reaching stakeholder-needs defined research programme rooted in the application of Systems Thinking approaches across a full range of engineering disciplines and sectors.
Systems thinking is knowing how to make appropriate interventions in complex socio-technical systems and provides a key intellectual underpinning for Systems Engineering.
The Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems is a leading centre and one of the largest for doctoral training in the UK. To date it has attracted £8.4M of EPSRC funding and £11M Industry contributions. The IDC in Systems attracted to date more than 70 Research Engineers, sponsored by more that 40 UK companies.
Furthermore, in the last 3 years more than 200 undergraduate students from across the Engineering faculty have developed their knowledge and skills in Open Systems architecture and design on the RAEng-funded Sustainable Systems course, delivered by the Systems Centre.