MSc Professional Engineering, Derby, UK

MSc Professional Engineering
專業工程 碩士
University of Derby, UK

Ready to become a Chartered Engineer?

This MSc puts you on course to become a Chartered Engineer

An Accreditation Programme Offering to the British Military 

University of Derby    

The University of Derby, with origins traced back to 1851, is accredited by British Royal Charter.  The University consists of Derby campus and Buxton campus that opened by Prince Charles.  In 1995, the University became a charity.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.  In addition to on-campus study, the University offers an extensive of e-Learning programmes.  There are 20,000 students, of whom more than 1,300 overseas students from around 100 countries worldwide.


University of Derby

– Gold Standard Award
Teaching Excellence Framework 2017,
Department of Education, UK

– Ranked 75 out of 131 Universities
Times Good University Guide, 2019


– Ranked no. 7 in the East Midlands Region, UK
(The Complete University Guide, 2010)
– Ranked 54 out of 109 Universities in UK
(Times Higher Education, Annual National Student Experience Survey, 2009)
– Ranked 12 in the UK out of 151 Universities for employability,
ahead of Cambridge (20th) and Oxford (72nd). (HESA, 2013)
– Business courses at Derby are rated ‘Excellent’, with a rating of 22 out of 24
(UK Quality Assurance Agency)
– The Law School was rated in the top 5
(National Student Satisfaction Survey, 2009)


University of Derby is an accredited University under British Royal Charter

Developed with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateway programme to help you gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Through Engineering Council, the MSc Professional Engineering is recognised by a wide range of engineering institutes.  E.g.,:
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)
– Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Obtain an Engineering Masters without taking time off work

The course is available to study part time, through online distance learning meaning you don’t have to take time off work to complete your Masters; it’s designed to give you the flexibility to study at a time and place most suitable for you, while receiving support and guidance from our expert online tutors.

Through the combination of online distance learning and work based learning you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to evidence your registration as a Chartered Engineer.

How does it work?

Through the combination of online distance learning and worked-based learning you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to apply for registration as Chartered Engineer.

Through consultation with your tutor, professional body mentor and employer, you’ll develop a learning plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

Programmes are run in a structured environment with assessment deadlines.

Flexible online learning nature enable you to plan your study periods around your work and personal commitment without the need to attend fixed lectures or tutorials.

University tutor will support you and help you navigate through your studies.

Online student communities such as discussion forums will also provide the opportunity to engage with fellow peers.

You will undertake studies and access course content through University virtual learning platform – blackboard.

Mentoring from experienced Chartered Engineers
– You will require mentoring and support from a Chartered Engineer.
– An appropriate mentor may be sourced via your relevant engineering institute or workplace.
Programme Structure – This course is made up of three (3) stages:
– Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
– Negotiated Advanced Technical Module (20 cr)
– Professional Development Audit (PDA) and Learning Contract (10 cr)
– Research Methods, Application And Evaluation (10 cr)
– Negotiated Technical Module (Environmental & Ethical Responsibility) (20 cr)
– Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits)
– CPD and Strategic Management (20 cr)
– Negotiated Technical Module (Commercial & Technical Leadership) (20 cr)
– Negotiated Technical Module (Problem Solving & Innovation in Technology) (20 cr)
– MSc (60 credits)
– Independent Scholarship (Technology) (60 cr)

Career Info

Becoming a Chartered Engineer provides international recognition of your expertise to further advance your career and employability.  It may increase your earning potential and provide you with greater influence within your organisational and industry.

Through the combination of the MSc Professional Engineering and worked based learning you can achieve the academic qualifications and professional development required to apply for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

In additional to the MSc, you must have relevant work experience to apply for Chartership.  This varies depending on your engineering institute but is generally 3-5 years’ experience at a senior/principle engineer level with responsibility during this time for a range of projects and areas.  Please contact your engineering institute for further information about requirements and fees.

Student’s Message

“The course is a great option for me to progress my career, because it has been designed to suit full-time working students like myself.  It gives me the flexibility to study while staying in my current job with work-based and online learning.”

Remeo, Graduate Engineers at Interfleet Technology Ltd who wanted to progress their careers and become chartered engineers but lacked the qualifications to do so.

Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Normal Duration

3 years, part-time study

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A mixture of formative and summative assessment will be employed.  The assessment strategy aims, on a formative level, to enable you to continuously develop your development towards your registration to CEng.

The nature of assessment is based on the module and subject area, as well as the requirement of the professional bodies for CEng registration.

Some modules are assessed through coursework only; while others by a combination of coursework, assignments, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, etc.

Entry Requirements

– Holders of BSc/BEng (Hons) degree accredited for either IEng or as part of CEng
– Minimum of two (2) years relevant industrial or engineering experience
– English language proficiency

If you don’t have a degree or an accredited degree,
the University may consider your application if supported by significant industrial experience within the engineering sector.
Application Status

Open for application now

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For detailed information on the course and application procedures, please contact us
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– by phone at 3482 8241 / 3482 8251
– by email at


Programme information is correct at time of publish.  The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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