Systems Engineering MSc
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: 3 year
- School: Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
This programme has been designed with industry to meet the challenge of interdependence between sophisticated engineered systems of all kinds, and is aimed at engineers who have specialised in a traditional discipline but are now expected to understand, operate in, develop and integrate entire systems that are not only increasingly complex but rapidly changing.
We employ advanced modelling, simulation and interactive visualisation tools and techniques to enable you to gain greater understanding of the performance, behaviour and emergent properties of advanced technology and complex systems.
The block taught format of the programme and the option to elect assessment by coursework rather than exam makes it a popular part-time programme and a CPD option.
Core study areas include systems thinking, systems architecture, systems design, verification and validation, and an individual project.
Optional study areas include enterprise systems management, holistic engineering (industry-led module), sensors and actuators for control, imagineering technologies, engineering and management of capability and understanding complexity.
The curriculum stimulates thinking and extends the capabilities of technical managers and engineers to handle complexity, enabling them to remain effective in the workplace by providing:
- an integrated systems engineering view of inter-related technologies, processes, tools, techniques and their effective use;
- essential systems skills such as model-based systems architecture and design, against a background of the need for traceability in managing complex projects;
- knowledge and technical expertise in a range of systems technologies;
- experience of the importance to ultimate success of effective, integrated, multi-skilled project teams working in extended enterprises beyond the confines of any particular organisation;
- increased depth of technical and management knowledge through elective modules; and
- the ability to transfer systems skills and knowledge into the workplace through the individual master’s project.
Teaching staff comprise a varied skill set of international expertise to give the broadest perspectives and modules frequently feature master classes from industry practitioners.
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in any science, technology, engineering or mathematical subject.
Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.
You will be assessed by a combination of examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.
Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.
Graduates of this programme gain capabilities that are in global demand across a range of sectors and which can be applied to the challenges and issues posed by any complex system design and operation. Promotion within their company for sponsored students is common since the programme enables them to match higher job expectations and demands. Employed students often bring a work-relevant topic to their individual project giving the opportunity to display newly acquired skills.