MSc Professional Engineering

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.

Study Mode
2017
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Full-time 6 Years December On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years April On Line 8
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Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 6 Years December On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years February On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years January On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years April On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years May On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years June On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years July On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years August On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years September On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years October On Line 8
Part-time 6 Years November On Line 8

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

Teaching

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.

Assessment

Many modules are continually assessed while other modules are a mixture of continuous assessment and examination.

Applicants should have an accredited BEng Honours degree and be in relevant employment.

Suitable applicants will then be invited for interview. Applicants who are IEng accredited or have completed an academic review by a professional body may also be considered.

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2016 - July 2017 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC
  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Apply directly to the University if you are applying for a part-time, professional or postgraduate course, an Erasmus/Exchange programme, the Legal Practice (part-time) course, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution.    

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Admissions statement 

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.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.