Professional Engineering MSc

MSc Professional Engineering

Gain a masters degree through activities undertaken in the workplace.

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About the course

The MSc Professional Engineering, which meets the academic requirements of CEng status, is available to those currently in employment and is ideal if you are seeking to further progress and develop in the profession. The innovative and flexible part-time engineering qualification allows you to gain a Masters degree and progress towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through activities undertaken in the workplace.

With a strong emphasis on work-based learning, the MSc Professional Engineering provides working professionals who cannot commit to full-time study the opportunity to gain a professional qualification. As the course is delivered in this way, the content is directly relevant to you and your employer. You will also have access to all the facilities and services available at the University. The MSc Professional Engineering is part of the Engineering Council’s Engineering Gateways initiative.

Progress towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through activities undertaken in the workplace.

What you will study

The length of time it takes to complete the MSc Professional Engineering will vary depending on each student’s experience on entry. However, the average time taken is about three-and-a-half years.

Modules include:

  • Professional Development Audit
  • Learning Contract
  • Existing and Emerging Technologies
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Project Management for Engineers
  • Technical Communication Skills
  • Professional Responsibilities
  • Dissertation

You will be assigned a mentor who will guide you through each module using work-related projects.

How you will learn

At the beginning of the MSc Professional Engineering, you will be assigned a mentor who will guide you through each module using work-related projects. A professional development review is undertaken to determine which professional competencies you have evidenced through previous projects, and which still need to be addressed.

Once these outstanding competencies have been identified, a learning contract is developed and agreed by you, your employer and the University. This contract is submitted to the relevant professional body for approval. Following approval, you will take a series of modules that address the professional competencies you wish to achieve. On completion of this taught element, you will also complete a dissertation.

You will be required to produce reports on the projects you have undertaken in the workplace, deliver a presentation, or participate in oral examinations. You may find you are already meeting the academic requirements as part of your job and your studies simply provide you with further focus and additional benefits.

You may find you are already meeting the academic requirements as part of your job.