East London University’s Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering program helps engineering professionals from diverse fields better understand how to manage complex engineering systems and improve future processes. The two-year schedule offers a convenient way for you to add a master’s degree to your résumé while you work.

Upgrading your knowledge and abilities is key to advancement, and the East London University systems engineering master’s degree program lets you do that on your time. Graduates have become lead engineers, principal engineers, engineering managers, and project managers in fields such as aerospace and aviation, government and defense, and manufacturing.

The program provides in-depth knowledge and technical skills in the field of systems engineering and systems of systems, and prepares students for careers within industry and government. This systems-centric program addresses the needs of engineers and scientists engaged in all aspects of analysis, design, integration, production, and operation of modern systems.

The systems engineering process coordinates and leads the translation of an operational need into a system designed to meet that need. It integrates the inputs of all the required technical disciplines into a coordinated effort that meets established performance, cost, and schedule goals. Systems engineers provide the leadership and coordination of the planning, development, and engineering of technical systems, including hardware and software components.

Instructors are practicing systems engineers who incorporate real-world problem solving activities and case studies into discussion topics.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  • Apply technical knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering to lead the realization and evaluation of complex systems and systems of systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conceive of, gather user needs and requirements, design, develop, integrate, and test complex systems by employing systems engineering thinking and processes, within required operational and acquisition system environments.
  • Understand and utilize the life cycle stages of systems development from concept development through manufacturing and
  • operational maintenance.
  • Exercise their responsibilities in the management of cost-effective systems product development by leading and participating in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Be capable of communicating complex concepts and methods in spoken and written format.
  • Demonstrate awareness and capability in employing tools and techniques in the systems engineering process.