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University of Portsmouth: Systems Engineering

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


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.


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