Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Professional Engineering

This course provides engineers with a structured route to Chartered Engineer status, by assisting in the achievement of both the academic standard and professional competencies. A part-time structure has been devised with the intention of being sympathetic towards the competing interests experienced by employed engineers. You will attend the University during 8 weekends spread across 2 academic years. During each weekend, you will receive a series of seminars, lectures and tutorials from highly respected academic and industrial experts, in the comfortable surroundings of a local hotel.

Entry requirements

Accredited 1st degrees: prospective participants holding a relevant, accredited 1st degree should typically have at least 2 years post graduation experience. Non accredited 1st degrees: prospective participants holding a relevant, though non accredited 1st degree should typically have at least 5 years post graduation experience. Other relevant qualifications: prospective participants holding other relevant qualifications are equally welcome to study MSc Professional Engineering once they have achieved approximately 7 years post qualification experience. Applicants for whom English is not their 1st language must demonstrate their proficiency; minimum requirements are an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL iBT of 90.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional development audit; risk and hazard management; quality and reliability; professional skills; analytical techniques for engineers; condition monitoring and forecasting; management in industry; research study.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include structured practical assignments and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,818 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
Telephone number: 
029 2087 0050