Taught course

Professional Engineering

University of Derby · College of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

You will require:

  • a BSc/BEng(Hons) degree which is accredited for either IEng or as part of CEng
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant industrial or engineering experience
  • Employment within a relevant engineering role

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

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Developed with the Engineering Council as part of the Engineering Gateway programme, this MSc Professional Engineering online degree is a highly flexible, part-time, work-based learning route to obtaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. It is recognised by a wide range of engineering institutions such as ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers), IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) and IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) through the Engineering Council.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification*. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in any areas)*
  • TOEFL 580 (paper based) 237 (computer based) or 92 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 58
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C.*

Qualification and course duration


36 months
distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 594275