Council of Engineering Systems Universities

What We Do

Primary Objectives and Activities


Review critical issues affecting the development of engineering systems.


Undertake joint projects of mutual interest in the engineering systems field of study.


Create and share needed educational material for member universities.


Conduct meetings, symposia and conferences.


Provide a job board to match PhD students with faculty opportunities.


Build relationships with related professional societies and journals.

News & Events

CESUN 2019 Annual Meeting

May 1-2, 2019 | Boston/Cambridge | MIT/North Eastern

The 2019 CESUN annual meeting will be in Boston/Cambridge area, hosted jointly by Northeastern University, and MIT and we would like to ask you to mark your calendar for May 1-2, 2019. The first-day meeting will be at Northeastern and we will meet at MIT for the second day. We will share more details about the meeting early next year, but for now, we wanted to make sure you save the date for this meeting and wanted to share with you the top goals of this event.


Shaping the Future of the Human-Technology Systems Frontier

May 15-17, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

A Workshop in Strategic Foresight, Deep Uncertainty, and Leadership


CESUN 2018: Call For Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 22, 2017

The CESUN 2018 conference is accepting abstracts for both poster sessions and full papers to be reviewed prior to the conference. CESUN 2018 seeks to bring together researchers from multiple domain and methodological backgrounds who share a common interest in tackling complex socio-technical systems problems. We welcome submissions on any traditional CESUN topic, but particularly encourage work that speaks to the conference themes below.


CESUN 2018 Annual Meeting

June 20-22, 2018 | Tokyo, Japan

The Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN) was established by universities offering educational and research programs in engineering systems. CESUN membership includes more than 50 universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Council provides a mechanism for the member universities to work together developing engineering systems as a new field of study. An overall objective of the Council is to broaden engineering education and practice.