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Systems engineering masters level

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

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 01 July 2019

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Candidates must have English and maths at level 2. Candidates will usually have an engineering degree or equivalent.

What apprentices will learn
  • identifying problems and needs, capturing and managing requirements, designing solutions, supporting the build process and validating solutions
  • applying appropriate lifecycles and approaches to developing systems, including their interrelated dependencies and benefits
  • systems engineering management: managing complex interdependencies between different functions of large enterprises
  • the defence sector, its structure, funding and functions
  • knowledge of particular specialist subjects and domains to meet employer needs

Apprentices will achieve a postgraduate diploma in systems engineering (120 credits at level 7) or equivalent.

Professional registration

Apprentices will achieve the standard of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) systems engineering practitioner. The apprenticeship also meets professional registration requirements for chartered engineers.

End-Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
More Information

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