Engineering (General) MSc

Course code H104

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in developing your general engineering knowledge and skills? If so, this new MSc Engineering will help you progress to the next level of engineering education and help towards attainment of professional registration as a Chartered Engineer: the course is designed to fulfil the further learning component of CEng professional registration.

The course will develop your understanding of the roles of research, design, analysis and optimisation in advanced engineering careers. You will gain the knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology and gain the appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services.

Specialist modules in a variety of multi-disciplinary engineering topics from mechanical, electrical and civil engineering may be selected based on your own interests.

Special features

  • The course is delivered fully online, allowing you the flexibility to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
  • Provides all-round general engineering knowledge and understanding to prepare you to apply existing and emerging technology.
  • You will develop your ability to demonstrate effective graduate skills and a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.
  • Opportunity to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards a PgCert, PgDip, or full masters degree.

Entry requirements

  • BEng (Hons) in Engineering with a minimum award of 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) to the appropriate degree level will also be considered and will be assessed on an individual basis

Access routes

Direct progression from our own degrees:

PgCert

You will study three core modules which may include:

  • Design optimisation (S2)
  • Design process and engineering project management (S1)
  • Quantitative research methods and data analysis (S2)

PgDip

You will choose three option modules which may include:

  • Advanced analogue electronics (S1)
  • Advanced applications in engineering (SC)
  • Advanced engineering maths and modelling (SC)
  • Advanced mechanical engineering (SC)
  • Artificial neural networks and evolutionary algorithms (S1)
  • Renewable energy technologies (S1)
  • Safety case studies (S2)
  • Tidal, wave and future energy (S2)

MSc

To achieve the award of MSc you must successfully complete a research project/dissertation. This may be coordinated and conducted in conjunction with your employer in an area of specialisation within the field of mechanical, electrical or civil engineering.

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • We aim to provide a supportive and positive environment that will encourage you to take the initiative to learn and develop critical thinking skills. All materials are accessible online allowing you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. 

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time (MSc): 18 months
  • Part-time (MSc): 3 years

Where can I study my course?

  • North Highland - this is a fully online course. You will be enrolled and supported by staff at UHI North Highland.

Start date

  • September 

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
  2021-22 2022-23
Per module (20 credits) £560 £560
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,680 £1,680
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,360 £3,360
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £5,000 £5,000

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) or assessed as rest of the UK for fee status, the following fees apply:

  2021-22 2022-23
Per module (20 credits) £650 £669
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,950 £2,007
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,900 £4,014
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £5,850 £6,021

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals, who do not have settled or pre-settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2022-23, students will get an automatic fee scholarship.

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

  2021-22 With scholarship 2022-23 With scholarship
Per module (20 credits) £980 £730 £1,010 £760
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £2940 £2,190 £3,030 £2,280
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits) £5,880 £4,380 £6,060 £4,560
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £8,820 £6,570 £9,090 £6,840

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union, studying online from their home country, or assessed as international for fee status, the following fees apply:

  2021-22 2022-23
Per module (20 credits) £980 £1,010
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £2940 £3,030
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits, 180 credits) £5,880 £6,060
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation, 180 credits) £8,820 £9,090

This course is not available to international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time rest of the UK, EU and international postgraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

Eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying full-time can access loans up to £10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. 

Eligible Scotland-domiciled students studying part-time can apply for a tuition fee loan from SAAS. You must be intending to complete the course in no longer than twice the length of time it would take for a full-time student. For example, if your course is available to full-time students as a one-year programme, you will be funded for a maximum of two years' part-time study. If your course does not have a full-time option, you must complete within three years. You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5,500, which will be paid pro-rata for each academic year of study. 

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion, you will have acquired the general engineering knowledge, understanding and skills along with your own tailored specialist interests, that are relevant to employment within the engineering industry. You will also have developed essential employability skills enhancing your opportunities for relevant careers in the industries such as:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Engineering project manager
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Systems engineer

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