Our services

The Capability Systems Centre at UNSW Canberra is a centre of research excellence focused on a range of disciplines related to capability systems development, acquisition and sustainment; including systems engineering, systems thinking and modelling, systems science, requirements engineering, complex systems and project management.

The principal focus of the centre is to address shortfalls in research in methodologies, tools and techniques for developing capability. We do this through our cutting-edge research and analysis, publications, education, and events; combining world-class academic expertise across a range of disciplinary areas.

The centre is able to provide cutting edge research and assurance support to systems engineers, business analysts, executives or project, program and portfolio managers in Defence, government and industry.


The Capability Systems Centre is able to provide comprehensive assurance, research and education & training services to organisations in any domain in any stage of the capability life cycle. Our research and assurance effort is tailored to support decision making across the capability life cycle, whether in the initial exploratory phase, defining needs and requirements or development of the integrated logistic support plan.

The centre offers the following services:


Independent Assurance Project and program reviews, technical and engineering risk assessments and business and innovation assessments.  Learn more →
Research and Independent Advice Mentoring, technical 'deep dives', investigations and research.  Learn more →
Education, Training & Events Postgraduate courses, professional education short courses and events. Learn more →