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Programs : MSc Project Engineering

For pre-application to Master of Science in Project Engineering,
just fill in this application form and return it to msc-pe.uoc@oxford-academics.uk.net

Master of Science Project Engineering (MSc PE) is delivered by Oxford Academics:

  • 150 contact hours (taught courses)
  • 450 hours tutored individual work
  • 600 hours tutored team work
  • 600 dissertation (including 12 direct hours with supervisor)

MSc Project Engineering (MSc PE) is awarded by University of Chester:

  • 180 British Credits
  • 90 European Credits (ECTS)

MSc Project Engineering (MSc PE) study time is:

  • one year full time
  • six years part time

Partnership between Oxford Academics and University of Chester recognizes that Oxford Academics is the delivering hall for MSc PE.

MSc Project Engineering integrates PC Dip PE (Postgraduate Diploma Project Engineering) which is aimed at engineering projects at both tactical and strategic level (when Postgraduate Certificate Project Engineering (PG Cert PE) is aimed at engineering projects at a tactical level only).

Taking MSc Project Engineering is an opportunity to develop the art and knowledge to make project management effective and efficient: designing and organizing project management and governance.

MSc Project Engineering is developed in three parts (parts 1 and 2 are taught modules):

Part 1 is PG Cert PE (Postgraduate Certificate Project Engineering):

Part 2 is made of specific modules of PG Dip PE (Postgraduate Diploma Project Engineering - which also integrates PG Cert PE):

part 3 is Research dissertation:

  • Aim of Research dissertation:
    • To afford students the opportunity to experience the complete life-cycle of a successful and significant research-based project
    • To provide real-world experience of meeting the requirements of academic and professional standards
    • To demonstrate to peers and to current and potential employers the student’s ability to carry out original research work in a particular area of Project Engineering.
  • Content of Research dissertation:
    • Projects which will involve the application of methods and equipment introduced in taught modules, will be based on subjects agreed, in principle with the Postgraduate Dissertation Coordinator and potential supervisors.
    • The research dissertation may be University-based or carried out in the employer’s workplace, or through a work placement where a local organisation has a direct role in facilitating the project
Knowledge and understanding
Thinking and
cognitive skills
Practical skills
Key skills



For each taught module (PG Cert PE and PG Dip PE) :

  • All assessment is done by coursework (i.e. there are no exams).
  • In order to achieve an appropriate mix of assessment of knowledge, understanding and skills, a blend of assessment methods is required: Knowledge, understanding and application.
  • There are clear assessment criteria and a marking scheme for every assessment. Marking schemes identify levels of performance against specific learning outcomes.
  • They indicate how the final mark will be derived, and are designed to facilitate second marking and constructive feedback to students from the tutor.

Students will submit two copies of their completed dissertation:

  • The supervisor and a second marker from the programme team will assess the work independently and then confer to make an agreed recommendation to the External Examiner.
  • Each student will present a viva (not assessed) to both markers, either after completion or approximately half-way through the project.



The overall outcome from a student engaging with the programme of study will be a manager who is able to add value to the marketplace by meeting the expectations of employers, via the application of acquired transferable, integrated skills.

The developed body of knowledge gained from this programme will facilitate

  • a systematic, scientific and reflective approach to project engineering
  • enabling graduating students
    • to be adaptive, strategic thinkers able to evaluate critically and respond to complex business issues,
    • and apply high-level skills and knowledge from theoretical to business contexts.


Entry requirements are consistent with the University's Widening Access and Participation Strategy.

All applicants must hold:

  • an honors degree or equivalent
    • i.e. professional qualification, or higher.
  • in exceptional cases substantial experience in the field of Project Engineering, or a closely related discipline
    • (e.g. Project Management, Risk Management, Lean Methodology)

Eligibility will be determined by means of an interview with the Programme Leader.

Applicants for whom English is not a native language must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

  • Such applicants will be required, normally to achieve scores of 6.5 on IELTS.
  • Entry with Credit The University regulations regarding APL, APEL & APCL apply.

When qualified, entry does apply to both:

  • Oxford Academics
  • and University of Chester
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