Scientific Impact and Reputation

Technical excellence is the goal of all engineering organisations and individuals, whether in government or private industry, national or international.* This course examines the relationship between technical quality and reputation and provides delegates with the knowledge and techniques to enhance their scientific & technical impact.


Start Date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Intensive Seminar: Thursday 12th July 2018

Venue: University of Liverpool in London Campus, Finsbury Sq, EC2A 1AG

Course Overview

In an increasingly competitive scientific environment, organisational and individual reputation for quality excellence matters more than ever. Centred around a one day intensive seminar this course analyses:

  • what constitutes high quality technical work
  • how an organisation establishes a strong technical reputation
  • the route to becoming a highly regarded technical expert.

Who is the Course for

This course is for mid-level career scientists and engineers seeking to enhance the impact of their work and develop their personal and organisation’s technical reputation.

The course provided a rare opportunity to interact with well-regarded technical specialists and to share their experiences from long careers in the science and engineering industry.

Simon Woodbury

Technology Manager, Measurements and Analysis, NNL


The aims of this course are to:

  • explore and discuss issues associated with producing high-quality and well regarded technical work that leads to a recognised reputation
  • introduce the wider aspects of what constitutes technical quality and technical reputation
  • investigate the cultural and organisational factors that motivate the desire to maintain reputation
  • Discuss the connection between Technical Authority and Technical Excellence.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge
  • the role standards play in achieving technical excellence
  • the personal leadership qualities that are required to establish and maintain an organisations technical reputation.