Systems Engineering Management

University of Strathclyde


The management of large complex systems engineering projects demands a unique set of skills that are not taught within conventional engineering or business management programmes.

The aim of this programme is to develop systems engineering management capability by creating graduates who understand the complexities of the management situations they face, and who can apply systems thinking approaches and techniques in order to address the challenge of managing the complexity between the technical system being developed and the people and organisations that are responsible.

You'll focus on engineered systems, however, many of the skills and techniques you'll acquire are equally applicable to other complex systems such as manufacturing and organisations.

This course will help you develop a unique set of skills that'll help you manage systems engineering projects. We have a strong track record of world-leading systems engineering management research.

You'll gain skills in: systems decomposition and integration; management of complexity and uncertainty within engineering, business and socio-technical systems; processes for managing the lifecycle of systems; and verification and validation.

You can exit at the end of 21 months with PgDip Systems Engineering Management.

Entry Requirements

For the MSc, a first- or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology, science or business related discipline.

For the PgDip, a degree or good HND, plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months


Faculty of Engineering


Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy