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Professional Engineering, MSc

Staffordshire University, the United Kingdom

Staffordshire University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScPart-time, Distance2 yearsJanuary, May, June, SeptemberGBP 3600GBP 3600

About Professional Engineering, MSc - at Staffordshire University

  • Cost-effective for employers Avoids costs associated with having key personnel away from work for extended periods.
  • New route to recognition The new workbased MSc opens a route to CEng registration for many who might otherwise miss out. Students are given step by step guidance along the route to CEng.
  • Professional Development Audit Students are asked to complete a PDA to identify any shortfall in competencies required by Professional Engineering Institutions and to help define the negotiated Mlevel programme.
  • Negotiated Learning Contract Students are given a structured programme of study requiring them to produce appropriate material for assessment. The study and the assessment material is negotiated individually with each student so as make maximum use of what is needed by the employer. Study programmes are also designed to ensure that the UKSPEC list of competencies are met.
  • Employability Students registered on this programme are generally studying material that is of direct and indirect benefit to their employer. They therefore are more likely to experience better career progression and are less likely to seek employment elsewhere.

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 Fees and Finance

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits in your second year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £3,060 for your first year in 2017/18. The fee for your second year of study will be broadly the same, except that an inflationary uplift may apply.* You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

* The fees listed are for the 2017/18 academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an inflationary uplift.

Alumni Discount: If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to 15% off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.'

Postgraduate Loans:

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a loan of up to £10,280 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. You won't have to start repaying the loan until you are earning more than (currently) £21,000 per year.

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.

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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