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:


Systems Engineering Management

The UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) specifically developed the Masters programme in Systems Engineering Management with industrial partners in order to provide an accredited qualification with which organisations and individuals can develop their systems engineering and management capability.


Management of Complex Projects

In today's fast-moving, global marketplace, traditional project management techniques based around strategic planning and control are often not enough. To equip ourselves to deal with projects for the 21st century, in which projects are not only large scale and 'complicated' but are also 'complex' UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLse) and the Technology Management Group of the Mullard Space Science Lab have developed a new Masters degree in the Management of Complex Projects, which brings systems thinking to project management.


Technology Management

The MSc Technology Management is ideal for motivated students who want to build on a good first degree in a science, technology or engineering subject and develop their management skills before embarking upon a career with an engineering or technology company.  Students learn about the challenges and opportunities of working with new and legacy technology, and are introduced to key concepts such as technology maturity, lifecycles, risk, reliability and resilience.

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 lead to a Master of Science (MSc). 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.