12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Systems Engineering MSc programme at Loughborough University has been designed in collaboration with industry to meet the challenge of interdependence between sophisticated engineered systems of all kinds.


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 MSc programme at Loughborough University 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.


Graduates of our Systems Engineering master's will gain capabilities that are in global demand across a range of sectors and which can be applied to the challenges and issues posed by any complex system design and operation.

Promotion within their company for sponsored students is common since the programme enables them to match higher job expectations and demands. Employed students often bring a work-relevant topic to their individual project giving the opportunity to display newly acquired skills.Recent graduates have secured roles in a range of industries, at companies such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Easy Jet and Jaguar Land Rover to name a few, in positions such as Graduate Engineer, Systems Engineer, Software Engineer and Functional Safety Engineers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Systems Thinking
  • Systems Architecture
  • Understanding Complexity
  • Systems Design
  • Validation and Verification
  • Engineering and Managing Capability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline.
  • Applicants with alternative qualifications or with professional experience, but qualifications slightly below this level, will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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