MSc Professional Engineering

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:

Get the advanced engineering knowledge and understanding needed to qualify for full chartered engineer (CEng) status.

Important information

Requirements: Why choose this course? Course developed in conjunction with the UK Engineering Council Offers progression to Chartered Engineer status Requires no time away from employment Uses learning through immediate application to real-life work problems to reduce costs or increase value for the employer


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

The programme comprises a set of modules, each of which has a credit rating, and a complete MSc needs 180 credits. You will study five core (compulsory) modules totalling 120 credits, then choose the remaining 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules, giving scope to match the course to your particular interests and objectives.

All modules after the initial Professional Development Audit are highly flexible – they are designed to be tailored to suit each participant’s engineering area, particular interests and employment circumstances. The learning for each module is composed from workplace projects, and distance study of supporting formal material.

Duration of programme: 2 to 5 years work-based distance learning
Start date:
October, January, April or July
Distance learning available: This programme is work-based distance learning only
Intake: Up to 25 per year

Intake conditions: If you wish to apply for this programme you must be employed in the engineering field in which you hope to advance. Your employer will need to be supportive of you, and willing to ensure you can undertake a good range of workplace projects to build the learning needed for the MSc and additionally the competences to qualify for CEng.

MSc Professional Engineering is suitable for people who aspire to fully qualified professional engineer status (CEng) and are already part way there, normally through a first or good second class UK accredited honours degree at Bachelor’s level (BEng or BSc) supported by several years of employment experience gaining practical competence and responsibility. We can also accept people without an honours degree (eg qualified to HND level) but with greater relevant experience.

Qualifications from outside the UK will also be considered: the Admissions Officer will advise as to whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours degree required.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Fees (2016/17):  

Home/ EU: £5600 plus operational cost/ year

Outside EU: £6150 plus operational cost/ year

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