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Systems Engineering degrees abroad

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary area of engineering that enables the building, analyzing, and managing of a system. There is a wide range of specific areas and programs you can study including computing, electrical, mechanical, or biological systems engineering.

As a systems engineering student, you’ll be concerned with the development of new technological possibilities, and how they can be put to use as quickly and efficiently as possible. You’ll get the chance to learn from industry experts, and gain experience developing operable systems that meet customer requirements.

Degree programs in systems engineering are available all over the world. Choosing to study abroad means you can access some of the best programs and facilities available, and you’ll gain a unique, global perspective on the subject. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn a new language, and make new friends.

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Systems Engineering program structure

You can study systems engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As an undergraduate student, you can study for a certificate or diploma, which will prepare you for further study, or entry-level employment.

Like many engineering programs, at bachelor’s level you can study systems engineering as a BSc or BEng (Bachelor of Engineering). In some countries, the BEng is more common, and it usually includes more practical modules than the BSc. Some universities also offer an MEng (Master of Engineering) program, which is the same as the BEng but includes an extra year that converts your qualification to a master’s.

Bachelor’s programs can last between three and five years. If you already have a bachelor’s in a related subject you can study for an MSc in systems engineering over one or two years. Postgraduate programs are often offered in a specialized area, like embedded systems, or mechatronic systems.

As systems engineering programs are usually offered in specific subjects, like computing systems engineering, the teaching methods and assessment will depend on the course you choose. Most will involve lectures and seminars, as well as lots of practical sessions in workshops and labs. The course content will also vary based on your choice of program, but common modules include:

  • Introduction to engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Dynamics and thermodynamics
  • Mathematics for engineering
  • System modeling
  • Circuit theory
  • Digital technologies
  • Practical project management

Systems Engineering study abroad programs

Systems engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in systems engineering

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    Engineering: Industrial and Systems Engineering - BSc Nova Southeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,080 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,080 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Engineering: Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    Industrial and Systems Engineering - BEng Auburn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,202 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,202 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Industrial and Systems Engineering
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    Systems Engineering - BAppSc Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Systems Engineering

Associate in systems engineering

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    Integrated Systems Technology - AASc Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,310 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Integrated Systems Technology

Diploma in systems engineering

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    Network and System Solutions Specialist (Co-op) - DipHE (with placement) Cornerstone International Community College of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,047 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, October, November, January, February, April, May
    Show program overview about Network and System Solutions Specialist (Co-op)

Systems engineering graduate programs

Master's in systems engineering

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    Electrical Engineering: Systems Engineering - MSEng University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,593 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Electrical Engineering: Systems Engineering
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    Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Systems Engineering (Polytechnic Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,692 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,692 USD

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Systems Engineering), MS
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    Operations and Systems Management - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,137 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,150 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Operations and Systems Management
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    Systems Engineering - MSysEng Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,032 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
    Show program overview about Systems Engineering
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    Systems Engineering - MSc University of Dayton, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,650 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Systems Engineering

Doctorate in systems engineering

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    Operations and Systems Management - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,137 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,150 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Operations and Systems Management
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    Systems Engineering - PhD University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,593 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in systems engineering

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    Systems Engineering - GradCert Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,032 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,032 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May, June
    Show program overview about Systems Engineering

Future systems engineering careers

As a broad, interdisciplinary subject, systems engineering can open up a huge number of career opportunities. If you choose to study a specific area of systems engineering, this will have a large impact on what careers you’ll be eligible for after graduation. Some popular job roles for graduates include:

  • Computing systems engineer
  • Mechanical systems engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Logistics specialist
  • Project manager
  • Analyst

A systems engineering program will give you a wide range of transferable skills, so don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what career you want to pursue after graduation. If you need help deciding, speak to the university’s career services who can help find the right path.