What will I learn?

Our Systems Engineering MSc has been designed in collaboration with industry to meet the challenge of interdependence between sophisticated engineered systems of all kinds.

We have been teaching Systems Engineering since 1992 with content specifically aligned to the meet the needs of industry.

In today’s extremely competitive and highly connected world, businesses need well-trained, competent engineers who can take an overview of complex problems, devise innovative solutions, and understand and manage the detail. In industries where very large, complex, multidisciplinary ventures are the norm, it is essential that staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide the end-to-end engineering of these projects to ensure smooth and efficient delivery. Systems Engineering integrates all disciplines from initial concept to fully operational system. It considers business and technical needs to create a quality product that meets all requirements. Systems Engineers think systemically, considering the whole system and individual parts and their ability to cope with the complexities of sectors as diverse as energy, transport, defence, telecommunications, health and infrastructure.

With a strong emphasis on Model-Based Systems Engineering, the Systems Engineering MSc is aligned to a set of industry-standard competencies that comply with the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Systems Engineering is aimed at recent graduates and professional engineers who have specialised in a traditional discipline but are now expected to understand, operate, develop and integrate entire systems that are not only increasingly complex but rapidly changing.

Which department am I in?

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,450.00 (26,22,541) per year
These fees are for new full-time students commencing the first year of a master's programme of 180 credits in the specified year only. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021


Loughborough University



LE11 3TU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have studied at undergraduate level in the USA would be expected to achieve a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 depending on programme requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Loughborough University

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