Industrial Systems Engineering (BEng) (Bachelor of Engineering)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)
4 Years (Integrated Foundation)


Park, Cheltenham

This course prepares you for the challenges of integrating the digital world to drive smart factories and advanced manufacturing. You’ll graduate as a modern engineer, able to maximise the opportunities offered by the latest advances in automation, connectivity and software.

You’ll examine new developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) era – the growing interconnection of smart devices, sensors and digital systems, able to transfer data without human input. These advances are leading us into the next two phases of industrial development. While Industry 4.0 achieves new levels of automation, monitoring and self-diagnosis, Industry 5.0 seeks to improve interaction and cooperation between people and machines.

As organisations in the UK and worldwide are keen to benefit from these greater efficiencies, multi-disciplinary engineers with industrial systems skills are increasingly in demand.

This course will provide the knowledge and practical skills you need to develop your career, studying topics like engineering design, industrial technology and engineering management. You’ll learn how to enhance the latest developments in connectivity to create real-world solutions – skills that are becoming vitally important in modern industry.

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Study style

You’ll draw on the knowledge of our expert academic team to gain a solid understanding of modern engineering. You’ll develop creative and technical skills in practical experiments, and you’ll have the chance to use your skills in local and national industry.

Typical modules:

  • Engineering design and practice
  • Signals and systems engineering
  • Internet of Things and industrial connected systems
  • Industrial automation systems

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Analogue and Digital Electronics' to 'Operations and Engineering Management'.

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

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

Not enough tariff points? This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare.

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC (must include Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry) or a combination of your qualifications to reach the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BEng (Hons) - 3 years full-timeH650
BEng (Hons) - 4 years placementH651
BEng (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundationH659


  • Systems engineer
  • Integrated manufacturing engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Automation engineering

Industry links

You’ll have a strong focus on practical application of the skills and knowledge you gain. The course has been developed with the involvement of industry employers, and designed to be accredited by the Engineering Council – through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE) and/or the Energy Institute.

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Master a broad skillset

Study in a technological hub of engineering, computing, business and management. Gain the multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills you’ll need to work as a modern engineer in a range of industries.

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Meet the increasing demand

Industrial systems engineering skills are in high demand within the UK and worldwide. This course will help you develop your career in an innovative and rapidly expanding industry.

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Strong links with industry

You’ll have the chance to practise your knowledge in local and national companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

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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