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Professional Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Chartered Engineer (CEng) status opens up an exciting range of career progression and promotion opportunities. As a flexible work-based learning route to CEng registration, our MSc is a smart choice for ambitious engineering professionals who want to balance their studies with their other commitments. This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. A master’s degree using negotiated learning recognises learning that takes place at work and what is involved in completing work-based projects and undertaking staff development. This allows you to be credited for what you are already learning and the contribution you are making to your organisation's success.

Our MSc Professional Engineering provides an ideal route to CEng status, improving your career prospects and employability. As a registered Chartered Engineer, you are likely to command higher salaries across your working life because employers are keen to recruit and promote high-calibre professionals with recognised expertise. Respected across the world, the CEng title on your CV proves you have a positive attitude and drive to succeed within the industry. Graduates from this course go on to secure employment in a range of sectors including rail, automotive, industrial gases, specialist fabrication, heavy plant equipment and tribology.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £690 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will normally require an accredited BSc/BEng (Hons) degree. If you lack such a qualification but have suitable industrial experience, you may join the course subject to assessment. 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.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more

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