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Professional Engineering MSc

Course Description

This is a workbased learning postgraduate award designed for students who are currently in employment and for a variety of reasons cannot attend university but can study at their place of work, and be educated to Masters level through a programme involving collaboration between the university, a Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) and an industrial partner. Within this programme, academic challenges at MSc level, together with competencies required by the PEI are clearly addressed.

One of the many advantages of this system is that students registered on this programme do not have to attend university apart from seminar and assessment days (an alternative arrangement may be possible for students not resident in the UK) thus reducing the costs of staff development for employers. An excellent feature of this programme is the final project which can be designed to correlate with the work that the student is doing for their employer.

Candidates completing this award successfully should be able to demonstrate the requirements for CEng registration.

Course content

The course of study undertaken, by the very design of the course, is derived through negotiation with the award team and your supervisor. This will start with an audit of your current position in terms of knowledge, experience and qualifications. With a study plan approved you will commence your studies in areas of engineering that are supported by the University.

Engineering disciplines you may wish to choose:
The major areas of engineering that can be studied as part of the MSc Professional Engineering at Staffordshire University include the following: 1. Electrical Engineering 2. Electronic Engineering 3. Communications Engineering 4. Mechanical Engineering 5. Engineering Management 6. Environmental Engineering 7. Energy Management 8. Automotive Engineering 9. Control Engineering This is not exhaustive however.

Employment opportunities

This course is designed to lead students to Chartered Engineer status.

Visit the Professional Engineering MSc page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)

International Merit Scholarship


Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normal requirements are at least a second class honours degree or equivalent in technology, engineering, or a discipline related to the proposed MSc Advanced Technology title. If you do not meet the above but you have significant appropriate experience, you may be considered for enrolment provided that you can satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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