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Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) MSc

Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General) Engineering Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course allows you to invest in your workforce by combining university education, work-based learning and ongoing professional development. While working as a valuable part of your team, your apprentices can develop the advanced knowledge and skills needed to solve complex engineering challenges with a mechanical emphasis. This is designed to support the development of professionals that will perfectly match the current and future needs of your organisation. You can offer structured on-the-job training and an internationally recognised qualification in systems engineering and engineering management, helping you to attract the best new talent and retain valued staff through career progression. Studying flexibly alongside work will allow your apprentices to put their new skills and understanding into practice immediately, benefitting your organisation without delay. The course is designed to meet professional institution standards in the UK and internationally. If you’re looking for postgraduate-level training in this subject area but don’t work for an employer who is offering apprenticeships, please see our related courses section for details of study opportunities that don’t require current employment.

Course Highlights: When apprentices successfully complete the end point assessment for this course, they will receive a Degree Apprenticeship Certificate, and be awarded an academic degree – the MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management from the University of Bolton. Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our dedicated staff team who offer a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials. We’ll support your apprentices to develop sought-after skills such as background research, critical reasoning and problem solving, as well as professional communication, time management, teamwork, and lifelong learning. During the final stage of the course, your apprentice will undertake a substantial work-based research project, the nature of which will be identified and developed through consultation between your organisation and the University. As well as offering your apprentice valuable experience, this live project can offer you genuine insight into potential opportunities or improvements that can benefit your organisation. Key Features: This Degree Apprenticeship skilfully combines study in our vibrant higher education environment with practical and focused work-based learning and experience in your organisation. Course materials are available online, allowing your apprentices to prepare work at home and make the most of the highly interactive in-class tuition. Our approach to teaching and learning is ‘student-centred’, so we’ll work with your apprentices on an individual basis, providing tailored help and support throughout their studies. By studying alongside apprentices from other engineering specialisms or alternative industrial sectors, your apprentices can benefit from a wider range of knowledge and experience that supports cross-disciplinary thinking.

Career Opportunities: The MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route) programme is designed to meet the Systems Engineering Master’s Level Apprenticeship Standard. Developed by employers in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, this apprenticeship standard underpins a highly relevant qualification and professional development pathway that supports apprentices to achieve the requisite postgraduate knowledge and skills. Professional Recognition This course is designed to support apprentices to achieve the standard of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) systems engineering practitioner. INCOSE is the international professional body for systems engineering. Students will also achieve PGdip and PGCert.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Monitoring of Mechanical Systems - Core
Intelligent Systems - Core
Business in Engineering - Core
Work-based Portfolio and PDP 1 - Core
Integrated Management Systems - Core
Advanced Production Engineering - Core
Project Management - Core
Advanced Control Technology - Core
Technical Publications and Presentations - Core
Master’s Project - Core
Work-based Portfolio and PDP 3 - Core
Work-based Portfolio and PDP 2 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have successfully completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, and have appropriate work experience. They should also have Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics; for instance, GCSE grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent). Students will also be considered if they have alternative equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant work experience. Students holding overseas degrees are very welcome and the equivalence of their qualifications will be assessed by the University.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more

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