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. It 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. 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.

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

Programme modules, compulsory modules: systems thinking; systems architecture; systems design; validation and verification; individual project. Optional modules (choose 4): enterprise systems engineering; holistic engineering (industry-led module); sensors and actuators for control; imagineering technologies; engineering and management of capability; understanding complexity; block taught, individual modules are also highly suitable as cpd for professional engineers working onsystems engineering projects and challenges.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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