University of Reading

University of Reading

Systems Engineering by Research

This course is offered within the School across the broad disciplines of Systems Neuroscience, Computer Science and Information Systems, Cybernetics and Electronic Engineering. It consists of a project with a significant research element, 2 taught modules closely related to the research topic and a research study module. It is particularly suitable for those in industrial employment or for those who wish to increase their level of specialised knowledge in a specific area.

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in an electronic engineering, computer science, cybernetic or information technology related subject. However, the subject area is interdisciplinary, and motivated applicants with other degree backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

Assessment methods

The research project involves independent study, assisted by a supervisor, and the production of a dissertation on a topic consistent with the research groups in the School.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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