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MSc in Engineering

Course Description

MSc in Engineering

Engineering is one of the most rewarding disciplines you can study. It offers tremendous variety, intellectual challenge and the high level of satisfaction that comes from problem solving. This MSc in Engineering course will take your engineering education one step further by completing an extended personal research project. It builds on previous study and takes you closer to fulfilling the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This qualification will also help you to develop your engineering skills, as well as a range of transferable skills, such as: the ability to use specialist knowledge to solve problems creatively; effective communication skills; project management skills; the ability to turn concepts into reality; and a professional approach to your work.

Career relevance

Our MSc in Engineering is accredited for Chartered Engineer status by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and The Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). A pathway through our MSc is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution and Engineering and Technology (IET). See our engineering website for further information about the accreditation of our engineering qualifications.

The knowledge and practical experience you gain during your postgraduate studies mean you'll be well placed to take advantage of the many senior engineering and technology employment opportunities available at home and abroad. At the same time, you'll be developing capabilities that are highly prized by employers in a variety of other sectors, where your logical thinking, numeracy skills, and team working abilities will be in demand.

Visit the MSc in Engineering page on the Open University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Laura Maybury

3063.jpg Engineering was something I wanted to do. Upon completing A-levels I started my Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and four years later I graduated. My love for engineering had been further enhanced by completing a sandwich year at one of the top defence companies in the world.
Upon graduating I joined a different defence company in a very specific sector, one which I didn’t know much about. This was an important turning point in my career; the realisation that you will never stop studying or learning. Working towards completion of a trial, having undertaken a lot of learning along the way I realised that I missed studying. I loved my job but wanted to study alongside as well.
My boss was completing a degree through the OU and encouraged me to have a look at the courses on offer. I had the opportunity to make a difference in my own future which would lead to career progression, a further degree and the key component I was missing, working towards becoming chartered through the IMechE.
The OU Masters of Engineering degree was perfect for me. Its hard work but worth it! You are completely supported through the use of module websites, wiki pages, tutors and easy to use platforms and forums. All of the module requirements and the learning outcomes were clear from the beginning and the high quality resources were brilliant.
Within a week of submitting my last piece of coursework, I had secured another job. Earning my MEng through the OU has enabled me to start on the journey to fulfill a lifelong ambition. I am now employed as a Graduate Tutor at a university and on the road to earning a PhD, something which would not have been possible without the OU. I’d always fancied doing a PhD and having completed my Masters I had the studying bug; but the OU enabled me to see that it was possible to maintain both a job in industry and my love of learning.
I tell everyone proudly that I completed my Masters through the Open University and I would recommend the journey to anyone. The hard work and dedication required is far outweighed by the fun, the new life-long friends, the learning a lot about yourself and the sense of achievement at your graduation.


Entry Requirements

Entry to the MSc requires that you hold our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22) or our MEng (M03). You must register on the research project module (T802) within four years of completing Team engineering (T885), the final module of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering and MEng.

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