Systems Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview If you’re inspired by complex engineering systems, and you want to lead a team in delivering innovative engineering solutions, this Master’s in Systems Engineering will shape your existing knowledge for a management role in the sector. You’ll study the design and analysis of systems in engineering projects, alongside the management skills to handle a team of colleagues efficiently and ethically. Whether you’re coming from an undergraduate degree or from a role as an engineer, you’ll find insight into the current state of the engineering industry, and how current academic research ties into the industry’s future. Course highlights

  • Specialise in the management, design and analysis of complex engineering systems
  • Prepare for IEng or CEng professional registration
  • Strengthen your career prospects with connections to industry professionals and academic research
Careers this Master's prepares you for Systems engineers are a highly sought-after group of professionals, able to provide solutions to complex problems in engineering. On this Master’s, you’ll build on your interest in engineering systems and systems thinking, developing your ability to view complex issues holistically and to identify component tasks and workflows within the solution. You’ll grow your contact list by working with researchers connected to the industry and professionals within the sector. As you gain more insight into the field, you’ll gain the knowledge that can support your industry experience when you apply for IEng or CEng registration.. You’ll also develop a greater understanding of the industries you might work in, the problems you might solve, and the ways your increased skill in systems thinking can benefit society.


Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits. Core modules

  • Applied Systems Thinking (20 credits)
  • Individual Project (Msc) (60 credits)
  • Industrial Group Project (20 credits)
  • Manufacturing System Design (20 credits)
  • Simulations in Systems Engineering (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
Optional modules
  • Control Systems (20 credits)
  • Renewable Energy Management (20 credits)
Changes to course content We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

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.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10400 Year 1
England £10400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10400 Year 1
Scotland £10400 Year 1
Wales £10400 Year 1
Channel Islands £10400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10400 Year 1
International £19200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Systems Engineering at University of Portsmouth - UCAS