Engineering Systems (with placement) at City, University of London - UCAS

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This four-year Engineering Systems degree enables you to understand and apply scientific and technical knowledge to the design of tomorrow's enhanced engineering systems. You will develop a high level of engineering expertise, spanning from systems thinking principles, to new technologies, preparing you for the global demands of industry. Prepare for a career as an interdisciplinary engineer with a four-year degree focused on the design, integration and management of new technologies and complex engineering systems. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to complex systems and the analysis of their interactions. You will develop highly valued professional skills by concentrating on innovative and sustainable solutions to problems in engineering systems. Individual and group engineering design projects will help to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers, while a fourth year at master's level helps you transition to professional practice.

  • You will learn to understand and analyse the broader context around the engineering system, integrating processes and information, and managing the challenges of complex systems interactions
  • Benefit from strong links to industry through guest lectures and projects designed by high profile engineers and scientists
  • Study in world-leading research facilities where new engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry
  • Take an optional placement year to boost your employability, using our research strengths and links with industry
As an Engineering Systems graduate, you will be equipped with a valued blend of skills and knowledge that are in high demand across the world. Your ability to evaluate and develop enhanced engineering systems will empower your career. City's outstanding global reputation for engineering, which has been built over more than a century, will also boost your prospects. You will be well positioned for analytical or developmental positions in organisations such as energy firms and engineering consultancies. We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.


You will develop strong technical knowledge of broad engineering concepts, as well as a firm understanding of management studies and engineering design. The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills. Year 1 Our shared engineering first year allows you to build a foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing. -The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits) -Engineering Design 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits) -Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits) -Introduction to programming (15 credits) -Engineering Science (15 credits) -Mathematics 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Systems Engineering (15 credits) Year 2 You begin to specialise in engineering systems with modules on signals and communications, electronics (including electromagnetics), mechatronics and systems, data analysis for engineers, and sensor systems and instrumentation. -The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits) -Mathematics 2 (15 credits) -Engineering Design 2 (15 credits) -Signals & Communications (15 credits) -Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits) -Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits) -Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits) -Sensor Systems and Instrumentation (15 credits) Year 3 Deepen your expertise through modules in modern engineering systems, including control engineering, system engineering and integration, cybersecurity systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). -Individual project (30 credits) -Systems Engineering in the society (15 credits) -Control Engineering (15 credits) -Advanced Programming (15 credits) -System Integration (15 credits) -Advanced Systems Engineering (15 credits) -Internet of Things (IoT) and Realtime Systems (15 credits) Year 4 Transition to professional practice with an integrated research design project. Advanced modules cover systems engineering practice in society, robotics, imaging and vision, and machine-learning. -Design project group (30 credits) -Systems Engineering practice in society (15 credits) -Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits) -Digital Communication and Signal Processing (15 credits) -Machine Learning (15 credits) -Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Engineering Design (15 credits) -Smart Grids and power systems (15 credits) -Embedded Systems (15 credits) -Autonomy in Space Systems (15 credits) -Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (15 credits) -Optoelectronic Systems (15 credits) -Cyber Security Systems (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports. Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

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  • Year 1

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £20760 Year 1
International £20760 Year 1

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Engineering Systems (with placement) at City, University of London - UCAS