Systems Engineering Masters degree

renamed Master of Engineering Science in Systems Engineering from 2012; discontinued from 2017

Have you ever wondered how highly complex systems get built?

The world is getting more and more interconnected, and the systems on which the world depends are becoming increasingly complex.

Such systems are complex, and are made up of – and interact with – many other systems.

Systems Engineering (SE) is the discipline of building highly sophisticated systems that work successfully. It is about the key creative processes that transform concepts into system designs, and the key technological and management processes that enable system development to proceed in an orderly, interdisciplinary fashion – maximising opportunities to meet customer needs while minimising risk.

The UQ SE program is modelled on the Boeing masters program conducted in the US and is intended to provide students with the broad range of skills required to be a successful system engineer. Some of the courses are offered in flexible delivery modes aimed at professionals interested in upgrading or updating their qualifications.

ENGG7000 is the core systems engineering course, and many specialist electives are available. Click here for more details.

Access to state-of-the-art CASE tools

Students will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) tools in an especially equipped laboratory (78-208) established with the aid of Boeing funding.

What sort of jobs do systems engineers get? recently declared systems engineering the best job in the USA. Click here for a video. See also here.

Systems Engineers are employed in a wide range of industry sectors including defence, aerospace, transport, mining, power, and production. Click here for some examples. Click here for one graduate’s outcomes.

See also the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) website and the Systems Engineering Society of Australia.

Research in systems engineering at UQ

The School of IT&EE undertakes internationally recognised research in engineering of complex software-intensive systems.

For more details

Course details are here. Official details of program requirements are here.

Print out the flyer for further details, including admission requirements and contact details, or contact the Program Director Professor Peter Lindsay, Boeing Professor of Systems Engineering.