Taught course


Robert Gordon University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Each module has specific entry requirements, refer to the module descriptor for specific details.
Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics
Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Study online for an MSc in Engineering. Designed for Engineers working in the Energy Industry, the Professional Engineering Programme aims to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of engineering-based facets of the industry and to support their career development and progression.
The programme is flexible with regards to module choice, allowing selection from a range of topics from the School of Engineering.
Students are able to take modules for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes or to accumulate credits towards an exit or final award. Three awards are available within the Professional Engineering Programme:
Master of Science Engineering (8 modules plus a project)
Postgraduate Diploma Engineering (8 modules)
Postgraduate Certificate Engineering (4 modules)
This programme has been designed to encourage a variety of applicants who wish to further their career through CPD, gain a wider appreciation of other disciplines or gain accreditation to a professional body as part of a further learning plan.
Applicants may be:
A qualified Engineer who is undecided on which Engineering MSc discipline to choose, may undertake a number of modules to inform their choice while still working towards an MSc,
A qualified Engineer who would like to take a number of modules from different Engineering MSc courses,
Companies seeking a tailored set of modules to suit the training needs of their employees.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

UK students
For Academic Year 2018/2019 - Go to: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/engineering-online-distance-learning-fees-2018-19-pdf-80kb-from-january-2019
International students
For Academic Year 2018/2019 - Go to: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/engineering-online-distance-learning-fees-2018-19-pdf-80kb-from-january-2019

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification and course duration


full time
42 months


full time
39 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728