Choose Kingston's Professional Engineering MSc
This course, which has been developed in conjunction with the Engineering Council, offers a work-based learning route to the academic qualifications and professional development you will need for registration as a chartered engineer (CEng). It allows you to acquire professional competencies alongside the MSc without the need to take time off work. The flexibility of the programme enables it to be adapted to almost any work situation, industry or location.
We help to match your workplace achievement against UK-SPEC competencies in a carefully defined, step-by-step, supervised way.
The application process is ongoing throughout the year, with four start points – August, November, February and May – to provide maximum flexibility.
Apply for this course and you could be entitled to an Aerospace MSc bursary of up to £9,500 to pay for your fees. Details of the scheme and how to apply are at http://www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc
What will you study?
Supervisors with appropriate academic and professional qualifications work with you and your employer to design a unique programme of activities and goals that also aim to meet a development need for your employer. Typically lasting two to three years, this 'learning agreement' (see link below) , tailored to your specific work situation, uses your normal workplace activities in 'learning modules', which are recognised as further learning at masters level. Our supervisors will ensure that your individual programme meets the requirements of an MSc, and will enable you to demonstrate engineering skills and competencies needed for chartered engineer status.
Learning agreement: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/professional-engineering-msc/learning-agreement-framework.html
Projects and reports.
There are three phases to this programme – the Entry Gateway; Work-based Learning Goals; and the Exit Gateway.
Phase One: Entry Gateway:
eg personal development audit (PDA), a reflective summary of education, qualifications, experience and competences to date.
Phase Two: Work-based Learning Modules:
eg individual modules created around the opportunities in your work by matching the PDA against PEI/UK SPEC requirements.
Phase Three: Exit Gateway:
eg either a paper plus a reflective summary or an engineering dissertation, and a viva voce.
English language requirements
In order to complete your programme successfully, it is important to have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, if you are a non-UK applicant* you will usually be required to provide certificated proof of English language competence before commencing your studies.
For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
* Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
Accredited BSc/BEng(Hons) degree. Those without such a degree but with suitable industrial experience, may join the MSc subject to assessment. As the course is designed to take participants directly to CEng status, participants 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.