Technology Ventures with Systems Engineering Management (with Carnegie Mellon University)

University of Strathclyde


This unique and exciting two-year programme provides you with the opportunity to study and benefit from the expertise of both Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Strathclyde.

Silicon Valley is synonymous with tech start-ups and entrepreneurship and there's so much opportunity and funding in the region that entrepreneurs see it as a fertile ground for turning ideas into a reality.

Scotland also has a renowned history of innovation which is at the very heart of the country’s psyche and the University of Strathclyde is a central part of Scotland’s first Innovation District. This degree allows you to combine the best of Silicon Valley and Glasgow City Innovation District, creating the perfect combination for students wishing to develop the necessary skills to launch ventures that solve society’s biggest challenges.

You'll learn how to focus your engineering skills and approach problems like an entrepreneur. You'll expand your expertise in systems engineering management and emerging technologies to help you launch an innovative venture and career worldwide.

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

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles. It ensures all likely aspects of a project or system are considered and integrated into a whole, which can be useful to understand when launching a technology venture with the aim of expansion and growth.

Entry Requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology, science or business-related discipline.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

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