Research within Systems Engineering

Subsea architecture

Cross-industry and cross-domain research supporting digitalization and sustainability

Research topics and domains

We strive to help our industry to create systems that are there for a purpose, and that creates values for the company as well as for people, our society, and the environment. Our staff is internationally recognized and nationally merited. We received the Quality Higher Education Award in 2019 by the Norwegian Ministry of Education.

Drivers for our research
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Digital transformation
  • Sustainable innovation
  • Systems of Systems
Qualities we strive for
  • Changeability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Human suitability
  • Sustainability
  • Maritime
  • Energy
  • Mobility
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Urban/smart cities 
  • Health Care 

Research Topics includes System Architecture & Design, Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design, Requirements management, Robust Engineering & Technical Safety, Lifecycle analysis, use of Big Data and Machine Learning, Knowledge Management & Lean Product Development, and System Integration. 

Research  projects (funded)

Connecting academia and industry

Our Research Method is based on action research, specifically industry-as-laboratory. The reasons for using action research are the high level of practical relevance of the business, it can be used with qualitative data, and it helps to gain in-depth knowledge about the problem. The research is done in iterative cycles, where reflective practice plays a significant role.


Our core: connecting academia and industry