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Adelaide Joint Technical Program Event and Online

Wednesday, 25th October 2023

Free for TelSoc members

This event is organized by Engineers Australia and is part of the Joint Technical Program in Adelaide and online.  It is free to TelSoc members.


Transversal issues within specialty engineering. Transverse, transversals or specialty engineering is a part of the overall engineering process that collates a set of diverse specialty disciplines, and addresses requirements that must be implemented at a whole system of systems (SoS) level, rather than being specific to particular equipment and subsystems.

The presentation is not a SME lecture but an opportunity to share and discuss; open to anybody who has something to say or to think about it. This is a technical 50’ short journey into a particular multi-domain specialty with some cultural and philosophical reflections. The speaker will explain what transverse engineering is and will explore with mind maps and some examples, the effects of six disciplines combinations between safety, security, electromagnetic effects and software. He will continue then presenting what in his view are the key challenges in this part of engineering, and then he will try to show some metaphors to evidence how transversal thinking is morphing engineering. Finally, he will conclude proposing some conclusions and opening to some debate with the audience.

For details, see Understanding transversal issues within specialty engineering | Engineers Australia .

Learning outcomes

In this presentation you will learn:

  • The multi-domain of specialty engineering adding philosophical and cultural reflections.
  • Learn about the six disciplines combinations between safety, security, electromagnetic effects and software.
  • Show some metaphors to evidence how transversal thinking is morphing engineering

Event program 


  • 5:30pm ACDT: Doors open and registration
  • 6:00pm ACDT: Session commences followed by Q&A
  • 7:00pm ACDT: Session concludes


  • 6:30pm AEDT: Session livestreaming commences
  • 7:30pm AEDT: Session livestreaming concludes

Date and Time

Wed, 25 Oct 2023

18:30 - 19:30 AEDT


Engineers Australia
Level 11
108 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000


Josep Gudayol

Josep Gudayol MIEAust CPEng NER 
Delivery Lead - Transverse Engineering

Josep Gudayol – Delivery Lead - Transverse Engineering at BAE Systems Australia. Josep is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia, holding a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), he has also held the position of Combat System Engineering Manager with Navantia in Cadiz Spain. Moved to Australia in 2010 to support the SEA 4000 AWD Alliance program, then joining ASC Submarines in 2012 as the Principal Engineer and as the Engineering Team Manager working with the Combat System and Electrical & Propulsion for the Future Submarine Program and the Collins Class Submarine. In 2019, Josep joined BAE Systems Maritime Australia as Senior Engineering Manager. Josep is passionate about his work and strives to learn and share knowledge and information with others.