Engineering (Learning at Work), M.Sc. | Part time | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Do you want to boost your career prospects by studying for an engineering Master's degree alongside your current job? Then this Engineering (Learning at Work) programme from the University of Portsmouth might be for you.

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Whether you're looking to advance your existing technical competence and engineering knowledge or want to develop your understanding of emerging practices, this MSc Engineering Learning at Work Masters course will help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become an independent leader. 

And once you've completed the Engineering (Learning at Work) course, you'll be equipped to solve the increasingly-complex engineering issues that arise in the workplace.

Because this course from the University of Portsmouth is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. 

If you don't have an undergraduate degree, you could still do this postgraduate course if you have several years experience in a responsible position (such as a military role) or you have high-level skills through experience that isn't reflected in your qualifications.

Students could gain Chartered Engineer status through the following professional engineering institutions:

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes)
  • Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM)
  • Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)

Course highlights

  • Choose modules and study topics that match your personal and professional goals, as well as your employer's objectives
    • Develop your ability to analyse problems, research and propose solutions, and make sound professional judgements when faced with the organisational, financial and management aspects of a business
    • Take part in work-based learning (WBL) projects that form part of your daily workload, which ensure that the knowledge you develop is relevant to your employer's business
    • Get an optional 1-day induction in Portsmouth at the start of the course and have the opportunity to study on campus, if it suits you
    • Develop your learning plan with the University and your employer, so you can make an effective contribution to your workplace as you learn
    • Have full access to our student support services and community including study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students' Union
    • Tap in to our Library's electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection
    • Choose a Workplace Mentor to support your learning – someone at work who can offer advice, guidance, and moral support
    • Have support from an academic tutor specialising in your area of study and a University learning manager who oversees your programme
    • Use online tutorials and lectures to help you with study skills, including your analytical and writing skills
    • The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE)

    Careers and opportunities

    When you finish the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to advance your career with your current employer and boost your long-term career prospects.After the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

    Programme Structure

    What you'll study on this MSc Engineering (Learning at Work) degree course

    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    • Work-based learning (WBL) projects
    • Taught modules

    Key information

    Start dates & application deadlines

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    January, September


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    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A degree or equivalent. Other qualifications such as HNDs and Foundation degrees, supported by several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts, may also be acceptable. Applicants are usually working at a professional level. If you do not hold a level 6 qualification you may be required to present evidence of your ability to study at level 6.
    • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    Tuition Fee

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    Living costs for Portsmouth

    710 - 1099 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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