The MSc in Systems Engineering and Innovation aims to develop the next generation of technology champions in the mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering of service systems. It aims to take students who have already shown competence and leadership in the field of M&E services and who wish to extend their knowledge of systems, and systems thinking. It focuses on the new systems engineering issues likely to confront conventional M&E services systems in the next decade. An important component addresses the management of innovation needed to bring these new systems and concepts successfully into play.
The programme content is designed to be uncompromisingly challenging and would be suitable only for the most able students. At the personal level it will stretch students who have already shown their competence in traditional M&E services by exposing them to new unfamiliar systems, systems theory and new system component requirements. With a special emphasis on data networks, it is intended to give the student confidence to lead the significant revolution in M&E services already anticipated by major industrial players.
Systems approaches in engineering: introduction and foundations
Using a systems approach to analyse technologies and innovation
Applying systems analysis to energy supply policy
CI9.S.1.0 Systems approaches in engineering: introduction and foundations
CI9.S.1.1 Systems aspects of advanced M & E components
CI9.S.1.4 Economic context of future M & E systems: introduction to energy policy
CI9.S.1.3 Data networks in advanced M&E systems
CI9.S.2.1 Optimising systems and networks: urban energy systems
CI9.S.2.2 Systems approaches to safety reliability and resilience
CI9.S.2.3 Low carbon technologies: renewable and nuclear
CI9.S.2.4 Power transmission and storage: integrating systems into Smart grids
CI9.S.2.5 Innovation and entrepreneurship
CI9.S.3Dissertation in a technology agreed between supervisor and student, an investigation of its applicability to future M & E services engineering and the innovation strategy most likely to succeed for its realisation
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
At least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in an engineering subject would normally be required for entry to the programme, along with industrial experience in Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) services projects.
To reflect the key role of systems engineers in a project, candidates should expect to have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation potential in their industrial experience.
Candidates should either already hold Chartered Engineer status or should expect to enrol on a programme to achive Chartered status.
Where applicable, applicants must satisfy the College’s English proficiency requirement
English Language Requirements
To obtain maximum benefit from studies at Imperial College all students must have a good command of the English Language. Imperial College therefore requires applicants to have taken an English Language test and achieved an acceptable grade or score before admission can be confirmed.
Departmental MSc Scholarships
All candidates who have indicated their wish to be considered for available funding at the application stage.
Awards will be based on academic excellence and relevant experience.
Number of awards: up to 17
Application Deadline: 31 March 2014
Value - full or partial tuition fee waiver
All modules are compulsory