Systems Engineering in Ship & Offshore Design



28 - 29 March 2012, London, UK 

Sponsored byDefinision of Systems Engineering

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Conference Overview

Following on from the success of the first RINA international conference on the use and application of systems engineering techniques and processes for marine and offshore design projects, we are organising a second international conference.

What was once a niche job in the aerospce and defence industries is becoming common place among a diverse and expanding range of industries. As products and businesses become ever more complex, involving many different technologies and disciplines spread across different geographical locations, there is a growing demand for systems engineers to take the wider holistic view, to work with the specialists to ensure that the customers needs are met.

The prompt delivery of high quality complex ship, marine and offshore systems is made possible by ever more advanced design methods but this also poses major challenges as management teams try to balance capability and cost across global markets. The many risks and interdependencies are best addressed within a systems engineering systems engineering 2structure that brings together all the disciplines involved and represents a single unified view of the project. Based on a sound understanding of the original requirements, multiple concepts can be developed with lifecycle management, safety and environmental issues fully integrated from the start.  

Conference Programme

RINA invites papers from those in the marine and offshore industry with a systems engineering perspective on the efficiency of their design processes and the sustainability of future assets.

  • Practical examples of its application
  • Designing for environmental sustainability
  • Risk and safety engineering
  • Applying architectural frameworks
  • Dealing with multiple concepts
  • Operations and human factors integration
  • Product and lifecycle management
  • Tools & techniques


Submit an Abstract for Systems Engineering Vee diagramthe Conference

If you would like to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link below, by email directly to  or via fax to +44 (0)20 7259 5912. .

If you would like to submit an abstract click here to submit an abstract register for the systems engineering conference. 

The copies of the final completed paper are generally reqired one month before the conference and copies of the authors Powerpoint presentations one week before the conference. 

Conference Programme and Registration form

Please click here to download the provisional Systems Engineering conference programme and registration form

Register by 28 February and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT) 

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 28/02/2012 After 28/02/2012
RINA members £700 £800
Non-members £800 £900
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £330 £330
Principcal Author £125 £125
Additional Author £700 £700


The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT.

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

Student Sponsorship

A number of sponsored places at this conference are available for Student Members of RINA. For more information, please contact Yuen Yee Pang, Professional Affairs, RINA on Tel: +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or Email:

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at RINA Head Quarters; 10 Upper Belgrave Street, London, SW1X 8BQ

Tel +44 (0) 20 7235 4622   Fax +44 (0)20 7259 5912   Email:


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Sponsor and Exhibitors

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects enjoys a world-wide reputation for the outstanding quality of its international conferences, attracting speakers and delegates who are the acknowledged leaders in their fields.

A number of cost effective opportunities are available including various sponsorship packages, exhibition space and literature distribution.

If you would like to find out more about the promotional opportunities available or for any further information please contact the conference department on Tel: +(0) 20 7235 4622, Email:

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Attendance at The Systems Engineering Conference qualifies as Continuing Professional. Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate.


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