Enabling Systems Engineering Competence


Charterhouse Systems supports organisations wishing to improve their “systems thinking” skills and their overall systems engineering or cross-disciplinary capability.


We provide independent advice in all areas of systems engineering, including capability development.


The consultancy specialises in the use of technical competence assessment which we generally recommend as the starting point for strategic development planning.


This is because it provides a measured baseline against which future developmental interventions can be targeted.  It is also a useful indicator when assessing "value" and Return on Investment (RoI).


We can also offer support to businesses interested in the accreditation of their systems engineers through programmes such as the internationally-recognised INCOSE SEP Programme or Professional Registration though the Engineering Council.


The consultancy is led by Ian Presland, a professionally registered Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET).  Ian is also an internationally-accredited Systems Engineering Expert (INCOSE ESEP).


His background includes the successful design and delivery of a number of complex technical programmes and major organisational change initiatives around the world.  


Until recently Ian was a member of the elite INCOSE Certification Advisory Group, the body which defines the standard and sets the examination for SE Certification worldwide.  


Ian is a former Professional Development Director at INCOSE UK.

Although now retired, Ian can still be contacted at ian@charterhouse-systems.com.






We offer a number of development pathways for individuals and organisations.  Our pathways are designed to help you...


  • Develop core skills and knowledge

  • Target a particular future role

  • Obtain formal INCOSE Certification


We can support the following areas:



  • Technical competence assessment

  • Independent review and governance

  • INCOSE SE Certification preparation

  • Engineering process design and optimisation

  • Engineering management planning

  • System and product line architecting

  • Integration and test planning and execution

  • Classroom-based SE training

  • Individual mentoring and coaching



Message to all Customers...


I have decided now is the best time to retire and so the business will be closing shortly. 


As a result, Charterhouse Systems Ltd. will not be taking any more orders.

Thank you ALL for your custom and tremendous loyalty over the years!