UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


Postgraduate Taught Courses

The UCL Centre for Systems Engineering offers three postgraduate masters degree programmes with some common elements and some elements specific to each programme.

Our programmes


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.

The Systems Engineering Management and Management of Complex Projects programmes can lead to Master of Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 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. 

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 our degree programmes benefit from our industry derived experience coupled with the academic rigour that comes with a UCL degree. UCLse has an Industrial Advisory Board with members from a range of industry sectors to advise on the content of our programmes. Together with regular interactions with industry through the delivery of customised training the centre ensures the continued relevance of its programmes.

Studying at UCL

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

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.