University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Systems Engineering

Students spend about 75% of their time working in a company on collaborative research projects.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a recognised degree may be accepted if they can demonstrate significant industrial experience. All applicants will be interviewed and should demonstrate leadership potential.

Course modules

Year 1: systems engineering; problem structuring and research methods; mathematics for systems; commercialisation of new technology (University of Bath). Year 2: socio-technical systems; complex systems design; technology, strategy and organisation (University of Bath); integrating engineering and management systems. One elective unit is to be taken in the first two years, selected from a wide range of options.

Sponsorship information

The course is an EPSRC-funded, industry-sponsored collaboration between Bristol and Bath universities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
EngD Full-time £ 3,939 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
EngD Full-time £ 17,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years
EngD Part-time - 7 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Graduate School of Education
Telephone number: 
0117 954 5130