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Duration : 3 days
Dr Stuart Burge
Dr John Weaver
This live online 3-day course focuses on the concepts, principles and practices of Systems Engineering to
give attendees both understanding and specific knowledge to apply Systems Engineering to the design of
This course is derived from our most popular offering; the 5-day Systems Engineering course. The 5-day
course, tailored to suit each client-company has been delivered to many of the world’s leading engineering
companies. Variants of the course have also been designed for non-engineering organizations, whose
interest is in business and service systems.
Underpinning the “how to do” Systems Engineering content are two sessions that explain the rationale for
Systems Engineering together with an examination of the Systems Thinking concepts that are the
foundation of and the core competence of Systems Engineering. These sessions provide the necessary
knowledge to understand the structure and logic of Systems Engineering.
With the Kolb learning cycle as the learning philosophy, a significant proportion of the course is set aside
for exercises to reinforce the learning. A realistic case study is used to provide a practical focus for the
course and enables the attendees to practise the tools and processes presented.
Stuart is the Director of Burge Hughes Walsh Limited. His early career was as a Flight Control Engineer with
British Aerospace before becoming a Systems Engineer with CAP and GEC. He also, for over a decade, was
an academic at Salford and Lancaster Universities. In 200o he was one of the founders of Burge Hughes
Stuart is widely known in industry, the public sector and academia for his Systems Design and Systems
Engineering expertise. Stuart is recognised for his pragmatic approach and his ability to explain how to do
practical Systems Engineering.
Since 2000, Stuart has worked with many clients helping them improve their Systems Engineering. This
has been through the design and delivery of training courses as well as coaching and facilitating individuals
and project teams to use Systems Engineering in the design of complex systems. Stuart’s client list
includes BAE SYSTEMS, Babcock, Irvin Shipbuilding Inc., MBDA, Rolls-Royce, DSTL, Qinetiq, GE, General
Dynamics, BD, Abbott, Elekta, Dyson, Renishaw, Megger Instruments, ST Kinetics, Cooper-Standard
Automotive, Vestas, Climeworks and the Waters Corporation to name a few.
Stuart is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with expertise in Design for Six Sigma and Robust Design.
John joined BHW in 2013, having had a successful career as a Systems Engineer for Rolls-Royce, General
Dynamics and Airbus Defence and Space. His industrial career focused on requirements, system design
and verification and validation. John’s industrial experience has led to the pragmatic but exacting approach
of ensuring understanding before exploring and selecting solutions.
John is a Senior Consultant/Tutor in BHW involved in the design and delivery of training courses. He is also
involved in coaching and facilitating individuals and project teams and has had particular success with
Airbus in the design of manufacturing systems
Keary has been employed by Burge Hughes Walsh since 2011 and is one of the most experienced
Tutor/Consultants. Having spent his early career in IT, Keary moved into process improvement before
becoming a consultant with the Bourton Group. Here he developed his skills in improving process-based
systems through Lean and Six Sigma. He also became heavily involved in Design for Six Sigma and Robust
Design with Rolls-Royce and other clients. Keary is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
As more organizations are recognising the need to “engineer” and design their business systems, Keary
brings unique knowledge and experience to the application of Systems Engineering to process and service