MSc Engineering

The Open University

Program Description

MSc Engineering

The Open University

MSc Engineering

his MSc in Engineering course builds on previous study of Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or our MEng, and offers you an opportunity to research an engineering topic in depth.

Our MSc in Engineering is accredited for Chartered Engineer status by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

A pathway through our MSc is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution and Engineering and Technology (IET).

Educational aims

This masters level of study offers you the opportunity to progress towards fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and will help you meet professional development needs as specified by the UK Engineering Council (ECUK) and relevant engineering institutions. In particular it will provide evidence of initial and continuing professional development.

Teaching, learning and assessment methods

Teaching on the MSc programme is essentially restricted to that required to guide students through the process of undertaking an extensive piece of personal research work.

Assessment strategy

Specific skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the topic being researched are developed by the student under the guidance of a tutor/supervisor and assessed through a series of progress reports and a final dissertation.

On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded a Master of Science in Engineering entitling you to use the letters MSc (Eng) (Open) after your name.

Fees and time

To achieve the MSc Engineering you must successfully gain 195 credits. The MSc Engineering qualification typically takes between three to four years to complete based on 12-16 hours of study each week. You must complete your MSc within five years of the date your Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or MEng was awarded.

The total cost of the qualification depends on the modules studied (please see the ‘Ready to Register’ tab). As a guide the total fee for 2012/13 academic year was from £10,205 to £13,270.

Career impact

Employers value the OU MSc Engineering. With this qualification you will:

  • improve your creative problem solving skills
  • improve your ability to turn concepts into a reality
  • improve your project management and team working skills
  • be well placed to take advantage of employment opportunities both at home and abroad.

Entry requirements

Entry to the MSc requires that you hold our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (E22) or our MEng (M03). You must register on T802 within four years of completing Team engineering (T885), the final module of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering and MEng.

You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Read more about this programme on the Open University website here

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