Industrial Systems Engineering (MSc)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Park, Cheltenham

This course will prepare you to be creative and innovative in addressing challenges from the implementation of modern products and systems in the era of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0.

The course has been designed to create next generation of technical leaders who have acquired the necessary creative, technical and research skills to drive industrial and systems engineering. It will focus on digital transformation and implementation and maintenance engineering for products, engineering services and enterprise development.

This course will equip you with the advanced theoretical knowledge and practical application skills of industrial systems engineering. Covering the industrial technology, operation, product design, engineering management, pioneering approaches in this field and how to apply them, it will enable you to solve research-oriented and real-world problems.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to make an immediate contribution to a company’s performance and operations within the broad spectrum of modern industry. There will also be the option to progress to PhD stage.

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Study style

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, guest speakers and seminars backe up by individual work, self led work/research and group work.

Group work will bring together engineers from a variety of backgrounds to shape projects and tasks. You will gain practical experience in project management and with a day release course option, you can immediately apply your learning to your industry role.

Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

  • BSc or BEng (min Honours 2:2) in general engineering, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanics or computing
  • IELTS (6.0 average or equivalents) for international students.


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  • Systems engineer
  • Product design engineer
  • Computer integrated manufacturing engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Academic research professional or Doctorial student
  • Engineering management professional

Industry links

The course is designed with industrial partners to provide an accredited qualification with which organisations can develop the systems engineering and management capability of their employees. You will have a chance to practice your knowledge in local companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Associated professional accreditations

The course has been designed to enable membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE).

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Internet of Things-ready

This course will equip you with the necessary creative and technical theory, skills and methods used in the optimisation of complex engineering systems. You'll be ready to improve the efficiency of engineering processes and the quality of resulting products within modern industry in the IoTs era.

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Meeting increasing demand

There is increasing demand for engineering and design skills within the UK economy. We are the only university in Gloucestershire to offer a full range of engineering courses, providing a pipeline of career-ready graduates to industry.

University of Gloucestershire Business School

Part of a wider Business School

Study in a school that combines Engineering, Computing, Business and Management. The school has supervised engineering PhD projects and has significant experience of Knowledge exchange and KTP with local engineering companies.

School of Business and Technology

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. We are growing quickly and emerging as a leading collaborative hub thanks to the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers.

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