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Professional Engineering

The programme comprises a set of modules, each of which has a credit rating, and a complete MSc needs 180 credits. You will study five core (compulsory) modules totalling 120 credits, then choose the remaining 60 credits from a wide range of optional modules, giving scope to match the course to your particular interests and objectives.

All modules after the initial Professional Development Audit are highly flexible - they are designed to be tailored to suit each participant's engineering area, particular interests and employment circumstances. The learning for each module is composed from workplace projects, and distance study of supporting formal material.

Entry requirements

If you wish to apply for this programme you must be employed in the engineering field in which you hope to advance. Your employer will need to be supportive of you, and willing to ensure you can undertake a good range of workplace projects to build the learning needed for the MSc and additionally the competences to qualify for CEng.

MSc Professional Engineering is suitable for people who aspire to fully qualified professional engineer status (CEng) and are already part way there, normally through a first or good second class UK accredited honours degree at Bachelor's level (BEng or BSc) supported by several years of employment experience gaining practical competence and responsibility. We can also accept people without an honours degree (eg qualified to HND level) but with greater relevant experience.

Qualifications from outside the UK will also be considered: the Admissions Officer will advise as to whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours degree required.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Course modules

All modules after the initial Professional Development Audit are highly flexible - they are designed to be tailored to suit each participant's engineering area, particular interests and employment circumstances. How the learning for each module is composed from workplace projects and distance study of supporting formal material is also flexible and will be negotiated to suit individual needs.

Assessment methods

The course begins with a Professional Development Audit (PDA), where we help students evaluate what they have done previously and what they need to add to gain the MSc and qualify for CEng. Based on the PDA, the student and Aston University set up an individual Learning Agreement which specifies the areas of study to be undertaken and how that study will be carried out, through suitable combinations of workplace projects and distance learning, and assessed - mainly through reports on the workplace projects. The student then works through the agreed study and assessment, with support from Aston University staff and a workplace mentor, gradually building over an agreed period to completion and award of the MSc.

Fees

An operational cost/ year is also payable.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Distance learning July 2018 6,300 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning July 2018 5,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2019 6,300 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2019 5,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning April 2018 6,300 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning April 2018 5,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning October 2018 6,300 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning October 2018 5,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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