the technical and organisational aspects of systems engineering, focusing on early lifecycle systems analysis and modelling (i.e. systems concepts, requirements and architectures);
systems engineering principles which are applicable to a range of critical engineering systems (e.g. control systems, platforms, systems of systems and autonomous and configurable systems);
focus on the early consideration of, and tradeoffs between, technical as well as economic attributes such as safety, maintainability, cost and time-to-market in the context of key organisational challenges related to technology readiness and process maturity.