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Professional Engineering

MSc

Flexible route to CEng

With step-by-step guidance

Work-based learning

To benefit to your employer and your career progression

A negotiated learning contract

For a tailored programme of study

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, distance learning
Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
14 September 2020
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Would you like to study for a Masters degree whilst at work? If so, this course is designed for you. Tailor your study to meet your employer’s needs and support your own professional development.

This course allows you to use a work-based project as a route to a Masters degree. Both you and your employer will benefit from additional skills and qualifications for career progression. 

Many of the major areas of engineering will be considered. Discuss your work-based project with us to develop an individual Learning Contract. You’ll be assigned a specialist tutor specific to your area of work as well as a work-based mentor. 

Staffordshire University has been a pioneer in the provision of this course. Our success has led the way for other universities.  

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Professional Engineering

Distance learning

This course is work-based learning. We can be flexible to accommodate interest from international students. 

Course content

You’ll design the best course of study for you, through negotiation with the award team and your supervisor.  

All students study the same four modules. However, the contents of each module vary depending on the subject areas you’ve chosen for your project.  

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Energy Storage Systems 15 credits
Project Management 15 credits
Renewable Energy 15 credits
Research Methods For Engineers 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Professional Development Audit (Pda) 15 credits
Specialist Engineering 45 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Msc Work-Based Learning Project 60 credits

At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in technology, engineering, or a related discipline. 

If you have significant appropriate experience, you may be considered for enrolment if you can meet the challenge of postgraduate work. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer based) is normally required. 

Facilities

Careers

If you’re already in work, this course helps to improve job and promotion opportunities. Other options are progression to MPhil or PhD. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You’ll work according your individual learning contract. You’ll be appointed a supervisor with expertise in your area of work and have a work-based mentor who is CEng qualified.  

Information will be provided through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your work wherever you are.  

Assessment

Each module will be assessed through the submission of a report, a presentation and interview with your tutor to ask questions about your work. 

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

You’ll receive immediate verbal feedback from your presentation. A mark will be allocated to your report, presentation and interview within two weeks of completing the assessment at the end of each module. 

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,015 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£3,015 per year of study

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totaling 60 credits in your first year of study and the other 120 credits, split equally over your second and third year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay the same fee for each year of study. 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.

Alumni discount

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

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Part-time, distance learning
14 September 2020

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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