City's School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering hosts conference in collaboration with the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

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SMCSE hosted a National Symposium on the Need for System Integration Capability on January 8th 2020.

Organised by our School and the Institution of Engineering Designers, the Symposium set out to explore the current situation within the UK in the education and industrial experiences of Engineers, Product Designers and Computer Scientists in taking a systems approach to disciplinary integration.

System integration

The event also attempted to identify potential shortfalls and examine potential changes required in curricula and initial training to meet higher demands for system integration.

This gathering, which included sessions chaired by Professor Ahmed Kovacevic, included presentations from Dr Claudia Eckert (The Open University), Dr Benjamin Watson (3M), Professor Jennifer Whyte (Imperial College), Professor Peter Childs (Imperial College) and Dr Stuart Burge (Burge Hughes Walsh Ltd).