Taught course

Systems Engineering for Defence Capability

Cranfield University · Defence and Security

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

All those involved in the wider defence enterprise, across government, military, industry, science and technology have changing needs and aspirations for defence. Agility, resilience, continuity of supply, skills and innovation now complement the continuing need to balance cost, time and performance in everything we do.

The Centre for Systems Engineering has been at the forefront of developing systems engineering education for the past fifteen years, blending the breadth of systems thinking with the rigour of systems engineering and closely integrating this within acquisition management.

You will develop knowledge and skills in understanding the wider context of defence capability and guiding the development of operational, support and enabling business solutions which both deliver cost effective outcomes and contribute to the attributes of defence as a whole.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
12 months


part time
48 months
full time
5 months


part time
36 months
full time
3 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Course Administration (Shrivenham)
+44 (0)1793 785810