the introduction to our online Professional Engineering MSc video transcript

Hi, my name is Dr Justin Steele-Davies I’m the academic lead for engineering at the University of Derby Online Learning.

I’d like to talk to you today about the MSc in Professional Engineering. This programme was set up in collaboration with the Engineering Council to support engineers who are in the workplace but don’t necessarily have a high level qualification and for them to be able to demonstrate their skills at masters level and get a further qualification and work towards chartered engineering status.

So on the programme, what you’ll do is use your professional engineering skills and competencies and demonstrate those against the UK specific engineering competencies so that you can show that you are meeting or newly meeting those set standards.

The other thing we work on is engineering research into technical subjects and, actually, when we’ve had projects which work around work-based projects, the students have been able to demonstrate that their projects have an impact on the businesses that they work for and this in many cases had led to many people getting promoted or had different projects given to them that have changed their status within the work place. And that’s actually a really exciting opportunity for the students that I work with on the programme so, if you want to find out more, go to and look at the courses that we have available.

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