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Systems Engineering (degree)

Solving complex engineering challenges by organising all the information needed to understand the whole problem, exploring it and finding the most appropriate solution.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by the employer. Apprentices might be expected to have already achieved one of the following:

  • level 6 [1] STEM [2] qualification and 2 years relevant experience
  • level 5 STEM qualification and 5 years relevant experience
  • level 3 or 4 STEM qualification and 10 years relevant experience
What apprentices will learn
  • systems engineering lifecycle processes
  • the distinction between risk, issue, and opportunity and the different forms of treatment available
  • interface management and its potential impact on the integrity of the system solution
  • how to co-ordinate technical outputs and work of multi-disciplinary teams
  • apply creativity, innovation and problem-solving techniques to system development or operation
  • apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment (GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • MSc degree in systems engineering
Professional registration

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) - practitioner

End-Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
Pearson Education Limited 07879 602674
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.