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Professional Engineering Programme (PgCert/PgDip/MSc)

Course Description

Designed for Engineers working in the Energy Industry, the Professional Engineering Programme aims to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering-based facets of the industry and to support their career development and progression.

The programme is flexible with regards to module choice, allowing selection from a range of topics from the School of Engineering.

Students are able to take modules for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes or to accumulate credits towards an exit or final award. Three awards are available within the Professional Engineering Programme:
- Master of Science Engineering (8 modules plus a project)
- Postgraduate Diploma Engineering (8 modules)
- Postgraduate Certificate Engineering (4 modules)

There is also the potential to achieve a course specific award.

This programme has been designed to encourage a variety of applicants who wish to further their career through CPD, gain a wider appreciation of other disciplines or gain accreditation to a professional body as part of a further learning plan.

Applicants may be:
- A qualified Engineer who is undecided on which Engineering MSc discipline to choose, may undertake a number of modules to inform their choice while still working towards an MSc,

- A qualified Engineer who would like to take a number of modules from different Engineering MSc courses,

- Companies seeking a tailored set of modules to suit the training needs of their employees.

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/engineering/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/professional-engineering-programme

English Language Requirements:
All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

What you will study

The Professional Engineering Programme allows you to apply for any module* in our wide selection of distance learning degrees, offered by the School of Engineering. Module prerequisites must be met.

*Subject to availability.

How you will learn

Teaching is delivered through the online university virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle.

Students typically take up to 3 modules per year and each module is comprised of 12 weeks of teaching. The assessment component of the module is submitted within or at the end of these 12 weeks

Significant additional private study is expected during each module.


The vast majority of graduates will be in employment in the Energy Sector already. Evidence shows that there is a healthy demand for those wishing to progress higher in their careers via an MSc.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Professional Engineering Programme (PgCert/PgDip/MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Each module has specific entry requirements, refer to the module descriptor for specific details. This programme is suitable for those who hold an honours degree, or equivalent in an appropriate discipline at 2:2 or above. However, we treat each applicant individually – if you have appropriate experience and the academic potential then we may consider you.

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