Course overview Engineering Systems MEng (Hons)
This course is subject to approval.
The Engineering Systems course takes an interdisciplinary approach to complex systems and the analysis of interactions to enable the successful realization and use of engineered systems in industry and globally.
Over four years, you will develop the professional engineering skills required, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future problems in engineering systems.
Individual and group engineering design projects demonstrate your expertise to future employers, whilst the fourth year, at Master’s level, helps you transition from study to professional practice.
- Students will be trained to understand and analyse the broader context in which the engineering system is used, integrating processes and information in a holistic way, dealing with the challenges of complex systems interactions
- Benefit from exceptional industry involvement in the degree programme, taking advantage of the London location of City, including undertaking projects set by industry and guest lectures from practising engineers
- Study in world leading research facilities where different engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry today
- Take an optional placement year or placement over two summer periods to boost your employability, building on the strengths in research and their industrial collaborations across the Department of Engineering, where engineering systems thinking is put into practice to make impact to meet the needs of industry today
- Fast track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop a strong technical background in the key subjects which require the integration of concepts across the breadth of engineering, as well as management studies and engineering design which are also integral parts of the course.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, with our shared engineering first year.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (15 credits)
Students will specialise in key aspects of engineering systems, where learning includes modules on signals & communications, electronics (including electromagnetics), mechatronics and systems, data analysis for engineers, and sensor systems and instrumentation.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Signals & Communications (15 credits)
Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits)
Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
Sensor Systems and Instrumentation (15 credits)
Students deepen their expertise with applied modules in today’s engineering systems including control engineering, advanced programming, system engineering and Integration, cyber security systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), Networks and Real-Time systems.
Individual project (30 credits)
Systems Engineering in the society (15 credits)
Control Engineering (15 credits)
Advanced Programming (15 credits)
System Integration (15 credits)
Advanced Systems Engineering (15 credits)
Internet of Things (IoT) and Realtime Systems (15 credits)
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a major integrated final year research design project (mentored by industry expert when possible). Further advanced modules cover systems engineering practice in society, robotics, imaging and vision, digital communication and signal processing and machine learning and two optional modules can be selected as well.
Design project group (30 credits)
Systems Engineering practice in society (15 credits)
Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits)
Digital Communication and Signal Processing (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Engineering Design (15 credits)
Smart Grids and power systems (15 credits)
Embedded Systems (15 credits)
Autonomy in Space Systems (15 credits)
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (15 credits)
Optoelectronic Systems (15 credits)
Cyber Security Systems (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
To be confirmed.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
Career prospects are excellent and build on City’s outstanding reputation of educating engineers to degree level for a century and more. Our engineering systems graduates are equipped with the skills demanded not only for the present but the future, and we are proud of the success they enjoy at the forefront of their profession, working in the UK and across the world.
Our graduates shall get opportunities to work as a design and development engineer, or a systems integrator, or a systems engineer. Aerospace, automotive, consumer appliances, defence, manufacturing, or renewable energy sectors are few sectors that will welcome our engineers.
If you want to become a Chartered Engineer – enjoying enhanced job prospects and earning potential – an integrated MEng offers the most direct route to achieving CEng status.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
This course is subject to approval.
This course is not currently open for applications. When the course opens, you can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
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You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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