Our engineering programmes offer the option for you to go onto to complete an integrated Masters, resulting in an MEng qualification. Details of how to progress from a BEng to MEng are located below.
Please note: progression from BEng (Hons) to the MEng is an optional possibility at the end of Year 2 (Level 5) if you meet the Integrated Master’s Framework criteria for progression to the Integrated Masters programme.
The difference in learning between MEng and BEng (Hons) degrees in accordance to the accrediting engineering council, AHEP 3.0, is that:
MEng is an integrated four-year Masters degree course. The fourth year enables you to develop broader engineering leadership and management skills as well as advanced knowledge in a particular engineering field. Students who graduate with this level of award on professionally accredited programmes are recognised as being on track to build an engineering portfolio for a future application to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You will need to maintain 50% or more in each module during the first three years of undergraduate study to remain on/progress onto this course. Please note any module failure at Level 7 will result in being awarded the BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering.
BEng (Hons) is a three-year degree that provides you with the knowledge and skills to become a practising engineer. Students who graduate with this level of award on professionally accredited programmes are recognised as being on track to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Incorporated engineers are professional engineers who maintain and apply technology in practice.
After the first 2 years of study it is possible to progress from the BEng (Hons) onto the MEng programme as long as you achieve in the last academic year 50% or more in each module and you show academic progress in your learning. Alternatively, upon completion of the BEng course you could complete an accredited Masters degree (MSc) or a Postgraduate Degree Apprenticeship to be on track to become a Chartered Engineer.