Taught course

General Transition Masters in Engineering

University of Hertfordshire · School of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

The entry requirements will typically be a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree in STEM related disciplines.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Take a leap into Engineering with our new Conversion Masters.

Earn good money, benefit from excellent career prospects, pick from a range of jobs and always be in demand! What is there not to like about a career in Engineering?

The University of Hertfordshire offers graduates from non-engineering disciplines to enter the engineering professions through conversion courses. Our conversion Engineering Masters programme is for graduates in STEM and far STEM subjects including Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science and other related fields.

The programme offers the following awards:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The aim of the programme is to equip non-engineering graduates with a STEM background to meet the demands of today's highly competitive industrial environment. On completion of these courses you acquire an Engineering qualification with a focus on one from the five speciality awards listed below.

There will be separate entry routes for those transitioning from ‘Near STEM’ and ‘Far STEM’ disciplines.

Near STEM route

The near STEM route is for admission of mathematics, physics, astrophysics or other relevant first degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts. After accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) at Level 5, you will spend three semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at Level 6 and/or 7.

Far STEM route

The far STEM route is for chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, food science or similar first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies. You will spend four semesters studying towards a General Engineering Transition Masters, studying appropriate Level 5 modules in the first semester then joining the Near STEM cohort, again with the opportunity to specialise in the above options at L6 or L7.7.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships are available, for further information contact Susan Murray on s.murray@herts.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1707 284800
+44 (0)1707 284870