The Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) was established in 2002 as a partnership between academia, industry and government and attracted top research scientists and engineers to work together on the latest innovations in products, processes and services in the field of systems engineering.
In its ten year project life, it hosted over 40 industrial and academic engineers researching collaboratively on funded projects. The SEIC was set up to:
- To promote and enhance Systems Engineering as a strategic discipline
- To create multi-disciplinary engineering
- To focus on the core competencies underpinning profitability and growth, namely Systems Engineering and Project Management
- To address the Systems Engineering challenges associated with increased complexity, degree of integration, novelty and risk.
- To encourage a collaborative hub with other strategic academic and industrial partners.
- To obtain cross -fertilisation of ideas through involvement with partners in other sectors and applications
- To apply the benefits of integrated research-led teaching to the commercial world.