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MEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

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This part-time/flexible learning MEng (Hons) Engineering course is designed for practising engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry.

The MEng level takes four years to complete on a part-time basis, although you can opt to graduate after two years with a BEng (Hons) Engineering award.

At BEng level you will cover advanced stress and vibration, business development, manufacturing operations, mechatronics and computational engineering. Continuing on to MEng level, your knowledge is deepened and broadened through subjects such as project management, design management, life cycle analysis, control system design and materials failure and prevention. 

This is an incredibly flexible way to study, with a number of core units complemented by optional units, allowing you to tailor your course to suit the needs of your employer and your long-term career plans.

Subjects are taught by flexible learning, and you will be supported throughout your study with discussion forums. Academic tutorial attendance is required typically three times for each unit of study. Subjects are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations which will be submitted electronically.

Interested in studying this course as a Degree Apprenticeship? Find out more and contact Bournemouth & Poole College.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2020


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 years part-time


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to fully meet the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for 2020-2023 intake years

Required subjects:

Engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: Foundation degree or HND with Merit or above in an engineering discipline accredited to EngTech or partial IEng. Applicants must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 467KB)

Your application

We want committed, keen, enthusiastic students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as their academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show us how much you care about the course you are interested in. 

Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done (applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry), and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

All applicants for this programme must be employed in a relevant role in the Engineering industry. All applicants who are accepted on the Integrated Master’s programme will be required to complete the BEng (Hons) Engineering part of the programme with an upper second or first class profile in order to continue to the final level of the programme.


Engineers are constantly in demand and this course will give you all the skills and knowledge you require to do well in this varied and fascinating sector. When you graduate, you'll be equipped to take on a range of engineering roles across the manufacturing and engineering sectors and our graduate employment record in this field is excellent, with 90% of our students in work or further study within six months of finishing their course.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. 

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Martin Shutler

Minimal time out of the office which employers like; you can fit around your work schedule quite easily.

What our staff say

Dr Tania Humphries-Smith

One of the most important features of our degrees is how closely we work with professional bodies to ensure that what we deliver is what the industry is looking for.

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