Taught course


Robert Gordon University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Each module has specific entry requirements, refer to the module descriptor for specific details.

This programme is suitable for individuals who hold a good Honours degree in Engineering or related discipline at 2:2 or above. However, we treat every applicant independently and individuals may also be considered if they have other qualifications supported by appropriate industry experience.

All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

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

For more information, international students should visit our International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/engineering/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/professional-engineering-programme
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/engineering/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/professional-engineering-programme

For more information on fees, funding and scholarships, students should visit the Student Finance website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/studentfinance

Qualification and course duration


full time
42 months


full time
39 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admission Office
+44 (0)1224 26 2209