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The Work-Based Route to Professional Registration

The MSc Professional Engineering and the Bachelors programme in Professional Engineering have been devised as part of the Engineering Council DIUS-funded Gateways Project, Flexible Pathways to becoming a Professional Engineer.

The courses provide a pathway to professional registration as Chartered Engineer (MSc) and Incorporated Engineer (Bachelor) through work-based learning.

This new flexible work-based route enables you to gain the necessary academic qualifications and develop the required competence for professional qualification without needing to leave employment.

Full details of the MSc and Bachelors in Professional Engineering can be found on our Engineering Gateways website.

A detailed interim evaluation of the engineering gateways model has been carried out, involving the key stakeholders, and a report of the findings can be found under useful documents.

Visit the Engineering Gateways site

Employers' support

The Engineering Council and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have jointly sponsored research to gauge the level of employer support for employees working towards professional qualification by way of a work-based MSc Professional Engineering with a research element.  A report of the findings can be found under useful documents.

Engineering Gateways Workshop (11th September 2013)

The Engineering Council hosted a workshop dedicated to the Engineering Gateways programme on 11th September 2013 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The aim of the workshop was to engage a range of existing and newer audiences, including:

  • Universities: to share their experiences in the development and delivery of programmes
  • Professional bodies: to share expertise to support universities and learners
  • Wider stakeholders, including Sector Skills Councils, HE related bodies, trade unions and the National Apprenticeship Service: to showcase the programme and develop relationships further.

The workshop featured informative presentations and break-out sessions aimed at providing discussion to develop industry links and appropriate marketing materials. More details can be found here