Master Materials Engineering - Máster en Ingeniería de los Materiales
We’ve developed this course with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateways programme to help you to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status if you are working in the engineering profession.
It is a work based route to the academic qualification and professional development that you need to demonstrate for registration as a CEng. You will be able to acquire professional competencies and an MSc without taking time off work. Because the course is flexible, it can be adapted to almost any work situation, engineering industry, or location.
There are three phases to this course:
Phase one: Entry Gateway
This comprises a professional development audit (PDA) of your education, qualifications, experience, and competencies to date, and a reflective summary.
Phase two: Study Programme (Learning Contract)
This is your individual study programme that matches your PDA against professional body/Engineering Council requirements.
Phase three: Exit Gateway
This consists of either a reflective summary or an engineering project depending on your skills and needs.
You will normally require an accredited BSc/BEng(Hons) degree. Those without such a degree but with suitable industrial experience, may join the course subject to assessment.
As the course is designed to take students directly to CEng status, you must also have significant engineering experience. (Engineers applying for CEng status need to have demonstrated the ability to apply their engineering knowledge within a practical engineering environment.) For those who have an accredited first degree (either BEng or BSc) we require a minimum of two years´ relevant industrial or engineering experience. For those without such a degree, we will require a greater amount of industrial experience.
You may also be able to incorporate any prior certificated learning at an equivalent level which has not already contributed towards any other award.
This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.
You will study these modules:
Research Methods: Application and Evaluation
This module will advise, guide, and develop you in the various elements that constitute the skills required for identifying and applying appropriate research methods and developing an overall research plan. Your learning will include how to identify, evaluate, and apply different research philosophies, research approaches, research strategies, research methods, and methods of data collection and analysis.
Negotiated Advanced Technical Module
This module encourages you to engage firstly with the development of your professional development audit (PDA). You will undertake a work based project in a technical area. This could include identifying the constraints in which you work and the opportunities for improvement, development, or exploitation of intellectual capital within your field, or the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology.
Negotiated Module (Environmental and Ethical Responsibility)
To complete this module, you will seek opportunities to explore, report on, and review your own and your company’s environmental and ethical attitudes, performance, and aspirations in relation to environmental and ethical pressures. You will be advised if you need to engage in formal postgraduate academic study to support your technical development as part of this module and will undertake a structured reflection on the experiences of your enquiry into environmental and social responsibility, and locate demonstrable outcomes in an academic context.
You will study these modules:
CPD and Strategic Management
During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach. You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.
Negotiated Module (Commercial and Technical Leadership)
You will undertake a work based project to explore and report on a specific aspect of managing and leading complex, interdisciplinary technical and commercial projects. These can be within or beyond your own area of responsibility at work, provided it relates to your subject area.
Negotiated Module (Innovation in Technology)
You will undertake a work based project to assess how new and innovative technologies can be applied, developed, or transferred from another sector to improve your company’s processes, products, or intellectual capital. This will be a different process for everyone and your tutor will advise if you need to engage in formal postgraduate academic study to support your technical development as part of this module.
Negotiated Module (Solving Engineering Problems)
You will undertake a significant work based project to solve a complex technical problem within or beyond your own operational area at work, using academic methodology and applications. Your tutor will advise you if you need formal postgraduate study to support your technical development as part of this module.
You will study this module:
This triple module is an integral and substantial part of your masters degree. It will provide you with an opportunity to use and enhance the knowledge and intellectual skills you’ve gained during the course by means of an extensive investigation of a proposed postgraduate study related to the course material. You will produce a coherent, sustained, and comprehensive research based study to demonstrate your ability to generate complex proposals with an awareness of current issues and insights, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses and speculations.