Taught course

Systems Engineering

Loughborough University · School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.

Applicants with alternative qualifications or with professional experience, but qualifications slightly below this level, will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

You can choose to start this degree in October 2021 (full-time and part-time) or January 2022 (part-time only).

Our Systems Engineering MSc has been designed in collaboration with industry to meet the challenge of interdependence between sophisticated engineered systems of all kinds.

We have been teaching Systems Engineering since 1992 with content specifically aligned to the meet the needs of industry.

In today’s extremely competitive and highly connected world, businesses need well-trained, competent engineers who can take an overview of complex problems, devise innovative solutions, and understand and manage the detail. In industries where very large, complex, multidisciplinary ventures are the norm, it is essential that staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide the end-to-end engineering of these projects to ensure smooth and efficient delivery. Systems Engineering integrates all disciplines from initial concept to fully operational system. It considers business and technical needs to create a quality product that meets all requirements. Systems Engineers think systemically, considering the whole system and individual parts and their ability to cope with the complexities of sectors as diverse as energy, transport, defence, telecommunications, health and infrastructure.

With a strong emphasis on Model-Based Systems Engineering, the Systems Engineering MSc is aligned to a set of industry-standard competencies that comply with the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Systems Engineering is aimed at recent graduates and professional engineers who have specialised in a traditional discipline but are now expected to understand, operate, develop and integrate entire systems that are not only increasingly complex but rapidly changing.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227158