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Course : MSc Business and Systems Thinking (incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip) (2010)

MSc Business and Systems Thinking (incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip)

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Publisher:University of Derby


Published: 2010 • Delivery Format: Unknown


From the University of Derby:

You will develop a wide and in-depth knowledge across key managerial disciplines on the MSc Business and Systems Thinking programme.

You will practice and expand key subject area skills, unlocking business potential and management capabilities within a diverse cultural context. You will develop appropriate business strategies, policies, procedures and change programmes within a dynamic business context so you will make an immediate impact in the business sector.

You will also understand the impact of professional and ethical standards and principles on business practice, and enhance your own personal business skills. At the same time you will focus on systems thinking - an innovative approach to help organisations work efficiently and effectively- and start to understand the complex world of systems.

The MSc starts with the Postgraduate Certificate stage which is also shared across other programmes so that you build a strong support network of global colleagues to learn with. You will concentrate on the broad contextual aspects of management, developing your knowledge and understanding. The main themes here are developing people, organisational dynamics and behaviours, finance and information, marketing and operations, as well personal development skills.

At the Postgraduate Diploma stage the focus is on subject specific knowledge and practical skills.  It goes beyond the operational and functional, through the tactical, and towards a more strategic level of understanding in a wider variety of business environments and global contexts.  You’ll be internationalising your capabilities and will evaluate a range of intervention theories in terms of systems thinking and change management. You will research to evaluate the application of Systems theory to an organisation.

At the Masters level you will focus on the philosophies and practice of systems thinking.  You will develop a dissertation or management project based on systems thinking and organisational change. This is a significant piece of work culminating in your resolutions of, and perspectives on, strategic managerial problems relating to systems and change management.

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Course : Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc/PgDip/PgCert (2010)

Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Publisher:Cranfield University


Published: 2010 • Delivery Format: Unknown


Suitable for those involved in systems decisions throughout the acquisition community, ie MOD, DE&S, QinetiQ and Industry (prime contractors and the wider supply chain).

Takes you on to impressive career prospects across a range of roles commensurate with your experience. This includes membership of multidisciplinary teams in acquisition, supply or research organisations. This could be in both general systems engineering roles or as a focal point for specific skills such as availability, reliability and maintenance (ARM), human factors, requirements, architecture test and evaluation, etc. It is also applicable to key roles in MOD acquisition such as IPT leader, capability manager and requirements manager.

You will be taught by Cranfield University academic staff at the Defence Academy - College of Management and Technology who understand the challenges of translating theory into practice. Visiting lecturers include experts from industry, research establishments and Government departments, particularly the MOD.

Course Description

For the Systems Engineering for Defence Capability course, we offer two variants of the MSc, PgDip and PgCert programmes of study:

  • full-time
  • flexible part-time
  • .

Both variants are delivered by a combination of electronic learning and classroom-based lectures, workshops and exercises.

The taught phase provides comprehensive coverage of modern systems engineering principles, practices, methods and tools, and places great emphasis on their practical application.

In order to develop skills in understanding and tackling complex problems in the real world, we make extensive use of case studies and student investigation.


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Course : Systems Engineering MEng/BEng (2010)

Systems Engineering MEng/BEng

Publisher:Loughborough University


Published: 2010 • Delivery Format: Unknown


From Loughborough University:

Systems Engineering provides a structured comprehensive approach to solving today’s complex technical challenges, particularly those related to the design and development of highly sophisticated products, such as aircraft, ships, telecommunications networks, or information management systems.

It is the systems engineer’s job to integrate people, processes, tools and technologies effectively and successfully in any system to produce a required capability and performance. Systems Engineering is about the bigger picture: it provides insight into the context in which design objectives are set and enables appropriate integrated solutions to be developed and implemented as operational products or services. No matter what the system of interest, a systems engineer looks at the whole product lifecycle and all the stakeholders’ needs as well as aiming to satisfy the customer.

The course contains material drawn from the following academic departments, together with contributions from industrial organisations:

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
  • Business School
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Politics, History and International Relations
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Civil and Building Engineering


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