About Us

INCOSE UK Chapter

The aim of the INCOSE UK Chapter is to foster the definition, recognition, understanding and practice of world class systems engineering in Industry, Academia and Government.

Objectives

  • To provide a focus for debating all issues of relevance to systems engineering and exchange of knowledge
  • To promote improvements in systems engineering education and research and to establish standards
  • To improve the professional status of all persons engaged in the practice of Systems Engineering
  • To encourage Government, Academic and Industrial support for research and educational programmes that will improve the systems engineering process and its practices.

Philosophy

  • Practical solutions for practising systems engineers
  • A Systems approach to Systems Engineering
  • As broad a membership as possible - we can all learn from each other.

The INCOSE UK Strategy Plan for 2013 contains more details on our goals and initiatives for the year, and together with our other Policies and Plans can be found here.

Membership

At present we have over 900 individual members, having started with 50 at our inaugural event at Shrivenham in September 1994. Members come from diverse backgrounds covering purchasers, system developers and academics. Industries represented include aerospace, automotive, defence, transportation, construction and telecommunications. A goal for the UK Chapter is to achieve a steady and sustained increase in the number of members, and to further broaden the base of that membership to include new industries.

If you undertake tasks which are characterised by the interaction of multiple factors across multiple domains, often exhibiting less obvious behaviour, you're either doing or need to be doing some Systems Engineering, and INCOSE exists to help you.

Events

INCOSE UK organizes events at European, National and local levels as part of delivering against our objectives. We run an annual SE Conference each year, usually in November. In 1999 INCOSE UK hosted the International Symposium in Brighton, and in September 2006 the EuSEC 2006 conference in Edinburgh.

This event website has been set up to enable INCOSE UK to reduce the overhead costs associated with managing the registration process and to accept card payments as requested by many of our members. Other payment methods (Cheque with order and company invoice) are still accepted.

Governance

The UK Chapter is operated by INCOSE UK Ltd, a not for profit company limited by guarantee. The company is run by the UK Council on behalf of the membership. The Chapter is also supported by the 30+ organizations which form the UK Advisory Board (UKAB). The UKAB members bring a corporate view of Systems Engineering to INCOSE UK and promote INCOSE within their organizations as well as initiating working groups on matters of interest such as SE Competencies and Systems Architectures.