This innovative and flexible part-time postgraduate degree allows you to gain a Masters qualification and progress towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status through activities undertaken in the workplace. The course, 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.
With a strong emphasis on work-based learning, the course 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.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
Professional Development Audit
Existing and Emerging Technologies
Project Management for Engineers
Technical Communication Skills
Learning and teaching methods
At the beginning of the course, 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..
The length of time it takes to complete the MSc Professional Engineering will varies depending on the individual student’s experience on entry. However, the average time taken is about three and a half years.
The engineering gateways framework provides flexible work-based learning ‘escalator’ that allows progression to professional registration without the need to leave work, minimising the level of debt incurred and at the same time maximising employment and earnings prospects.
On graduating from this course you will be prepared for Professional Review for Chartered Status, and be well placed to progress in your chosen engineering career.
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