Our history - bringing systems engineering to the built environment

The Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation at Imperial College London was founded in 2010 with investment from Laing O’Rourke to bring systems engineering and innovation to the built environment. The Centre is in the Faculty of Engineering and is located in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

In the first five years, the Centre developed ways in which to bring world class process systems engineering and innovative science into building services technology and provided a focus for innovative teaching and research programmes, with a fully accredited part-time and full-time Masters Programme in Systems Engineering and Innovation from 2011-2015.

Since October 2015, the Centre has broadened its engagement with industry, working with industry partners and members to develop world-leading research.