Systems Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Build on your engineering knowledge, while you work, and develop your skills in the design and management of engineering systems in this degree apprenticeship. As engineering systems grow more complex, the sector demands more professionals with an understanding of supply chains, design and simulation of systems, and applied systems thinking techniques. As you study for this Master's in Systems Engineering, you'll be studying topics like these, and you'll be encouraged to bring concerns and issues from your organisation in as projects to work on and solve. We've developed the course with input from our industrial advisors to meet the needs of the current and future systems engineering sector, and of the busy professionals who work in it. You'll spend about 6 hours a week in guided learning on this course, and you'll have flexibility to fit the further reading and research around your workload. You won't pay fees for this course; the Government or your employer cover the costs over the three years. When you graduate, you'll have a professional mastery of managing complex systems and engineering teams - and evidence of putting your learning into practice. Careers this Master's prepares you for On this industry-focused degree apprenticeship, you'll be learning techniques and applying sector knowledge from your studies throughout your course. You'll prove that you're able to bring intelligent solutions to complex engineering issues, and that you're committed to increasing your knowledge and skills for a career in systems engineering management. Through working with academics whose work is connected to industry needs and latest developments, you'll grow your professional network and your awareness of roles you may move into in future. You'll be building a portfolio that can contribute to IEng or CEng applications, and contributing to solutions in your organisation and your industry.


You'll study the following modules: Year 1

  • Applied Systems Thinking (20 credits)
  • Research Portfolio (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
Year 2
  • Manufacturing System Design (20 credits)
  • Research Portfolio (20 credits)
  • Simulations in Systems Engineering (20 credits)
Year 3
  • Industrial Group Project (20 credits)
  • Research Portfolio (20 credits)
- Control Systems (20 credits) or Renewable Energy Management (20 credits)

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. All applicants will be required to complete a Skills Gap Analysis before completing an application form. All applicants will be invited to attend an academic interview and may be asked to submit a portfolio of work or undertake additional assessment. All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass. Please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you are unsure whether you have a suitable qualification, please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

**Postgraduate fees for 2024 entry will be available shortly.** For further fee information please see the corresponding University of Portsmouth course page or visit
Systems Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS