Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Apprenticeship

Our Level 7 Systems Engineering Master’s Apprenticeship prepares learners for the professional practice of systems engineering (SE) roles in multi-disciplinary teams across a range of industries. The course content and delivery focus on SE professionals working in distributed, agile teams using shared models and flexible working approaches. The apprenticeship places emphasis on professional skills such as leadership, team working, communication, data management, ethics etc.

Who is it for?

Experienced and/or qualified engineers, scientists, managers or leaders wishing to broaden and deepen their skills or apply them in SE or SE-related roles, or recent graduates wishing to extend their knowledge and skill within SE professional roles.

How is the apprenticeship delivered?

Our apprenticeship is delivered by blended learning, primarily using both distance learning and face-to-face tutorials based at our Cranfield campus in Bedfordshire. The duration of the apprenticeship is three years not including End Point Assessment.

Apprentices will take their learning from the course into their organisation and apply their learning through workplace practice, evidencing their new-found knowledge, skills and behaviours as part of their portfolio of evidence.

Why choose Cranfield University as your apprenticeship provider?

One of the most powerful ways you can generate value from your Apprenticeship Levy is to upskill your existing workforce.

At Cranfield, we’re passionate about providing education tailored for industry. As one of the first universities in the UK to offer degree apprenticeships at master’s level, we understand what is needed to develop industry-led apprenticeship standards and have the expertise to deliver that training.

Cranfield will provide a widening portfolio of master’s level apprenticeship training required by industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree in a science or engineering related discipline, or previous experience.

Apprentices on Level 7 apprenticeships in England are required to provide evidence of attainment in English and maths in the form of an accepted qualification at level 2 or above. This is a statutory requirement stipulated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for all apprentices in England on apprenticeships which are level 3 or above.

You can see the list of acceptable qualifications and equivalents by visiting the UK Government's website and opening the document entitled ‘Apprenticeship standards: list of acceptable current and prior qualifications for English and maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at Level 2 and above’. Please ensure you select the ‘Level 3 Apprenticeships’ tab for the correct list of acceptable qualifications. If your qualification is not listed, unfortunately it will not be accepted by the EPA organisation at gateway.

For more information about entry requirements, please see the Information for Apprentices page.

Qualifications underpinning the standard

Fees

The Systems Engineering Standard has a funding band of £21,000. The MSc in Systems Engineering is charged at £16,750, inclusive of End Point Assessment with Pearson, and is therefore fully funded by the Apprenticeship Levy.