UCL Centre for Systems Engineering

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Postgraduate Taught Courses

Our programmes

The UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) offers three postgraduate masters degree programmes with some common elements and some elements specific to each programme. There are many opportunities for students from the different programmes to interact, share experiences and build professional networks. Optional modules allow students to customise the programme to suit their interests and professional needs.

STAMP MSc programmes

The Systems Engineering Management and Management of Complex Projects programmes can lead to Master of Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate qualifications in Systems Engineering Management and Project Management. They have been developed for professional, experienced engineering managers to study part time while continuing to work full time. They are also available to full-time students who have relevant industrial experience.

The Technology Management programme leads to a Master of Science (MSc) qualification in technology management. It is studied full time and is suitable for graduates straight after a first degree as well as those in the very early stages of their careers. 

What our students say

"Completing the MSc in Systems Engineering Management at UCL has enabled me to develop and further my career significantly. The MSc was a key factor in supporting my own career development in gaining the roles of Chief Engineer & Technical Director. The MSc provided me with the knowledge and experience of managing complex system projects from initial proposal through to delivery within large organisations across different industries. This includes the ability of making contributions to policy and influencing the development and implementation of a systems engineering approach in the workplace and advising the customer of the benefits of this.The wide range of courses available at UCL regarding the systems engineering topic can support both experienced and inexperienced engineers by providing them a “toolbox” of methods and practices to implement within the workplace – whatever the complexity of the project.”
  • Will Gibby, MAATS Tech Limited
"[An MSc] demonstrates commitment to continued learning…and I feel that’s something very important for anyone that is serious about their career ... The course is very relevant to my work. I found many examples where the theoretical experience taught on the course had ready application in the workplace ... I did a project management module and got an APM Association for Project Management qualification out of that as well, which I think will be beneficial for me from a career perspective"
  • Paul Newton, BAE Systems
"The engagement between the tutors and the students has exceeded my expectations…discussing in teams how systems engineering can be used in the work place and also discussing with other industry sectors - it was interesting to see their viewpoints on solving similar problems."
  • Brian Gallacher, Babcock International Group
"I chose UCL because it’s quite a prestigious, well known university and the fact that it was doing a systems engineering management masters rather than systems engineering … which is what I needed really thinking of career progression ... I’ve enjoyed undertaking the MSc in London because obviously London is a great place to come and eat out and enjoy yourself - and it’s been good that UCL offer modules in week-long courses so that you can do a module at a time"
  • Dan Jones, Systems Engineer

Why UCLse?

UCLse has a long experience of successful space systems engineering through the activities of the Department of Space and Climate Physics (otherwise known as the Mullard Space Science Laboratory). Students on both of our degree programmes (Systems Engineering Management and Technology Management) benefit from our industry derived experience coupled with the academic rigour that comes with a UCL degree.

Studying at UCL

UCL is a world-leading university, consistently appearing in the top 10 in the QS World University Rankings

UCL Quad in May

It is one of the top two universities in the UK for number of professors, which means that our students are taught by the most highly qualified experts in their field (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2011). It also has the best academic to student ratio in the UK (1:10), enabling small class sizes and outstanding individual support (Times 2013).

UCL provides an environment that encourages students to be ambitious - to want to change the world for the better. In 2011–2012 alone, UCL supported the creation of 34 new student businesses, and nearly half all students volunteered on community projects. 

Based in the heart of one of the world's great cities, it offers an unrivalled student experience. Above all, when it comes to entering the careers market, London graduates start with a real advantage, with so many of the country’s leading employers in the worlds of law, finance, business, media and communications on their doorstep.

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Studying in London 

To live in London is to experience one of the great cities of the world. Students at UCL benefit from our location in the centre of the capital, the hub of culture, arts, politics, government, the media, the law and the great financial institutions of the City of London. The capital also offers a scene and status unrivalled by any other city.

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