Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Systems Engineering

This course has been designed with industry to meet the challenge of interdependence between sophisticated engineered systems of all kinds and is often taken in its part time format. It 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. The course is suited to BEng graduates working towards Chartership, industry based engineers needing to gain or update their systems skills or who wish to embrace a new challenge and enhance their careers. Mixed student groups are encouraged to share prior domain knowledge and benefit from their combined experience. Although long established (beginning as an industry only course in 2000), this is a rare qualification serving a skill set highly sought after by senior engineers, technical managers and directors across a range of sectors. Its block taught format and the option to elect assessment by coursework rather than exam makes it a popular part time course and a CPD option.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in electronic or electrical engineering, physics or an equivalent qualification or equivalent industrial experience; applicants with a good Lower 2nd Class Honours degree are also considered; candidates holding CEI part II admitted.

Course modules

Core modules: systems thinking; systems design; soft systems engineering; systems architecture; individual project. Optional modules (choose 4): validation and verification; holistic engineering; sensors and actuators for control; innovation and entrepreneurship for engineers; engineering and management of capability; understanding complexity.

Assessment methods

There is the option to complete without written examinations as all compulsory modules are assessed by coursework. Where examinations are taken these are in January and May.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

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