A MEng degree is a specialist Masters degree in Engineering. It is a four-year undergraduate degree that extends your studies to Masters level.
Most people will have heard of a BSC or and MSc but what are MEng degrees and what does MEng mean? We have explained the difference between these engineering degree pathways below.
What does ‘MEng’ stand for?
MEng simply stands for Master of Engineering. It’s the award given for engineering degrees and is both an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification in one. It’s usually a prerequisite for becoming a chartered engineer and is the highest engineering qualification you can achieve at university – although you could go on to study a research degree.
MEng vs MSc vs BEng: what’s the difference?
If you are wanting to pursue a career in engineering then there are a few different degree options available to take your career in engineering to the next level.
MEng – a specialist Masters degree in engineering is four years. It is an undergraduate engineering degree with an integrated Masters.
MSc – a postgraduate Masters degree that takes one year to complete. You will need a relevant Bachelors degree to apply.
BEng – a Bachelor of Engineering is an undergraduate degree programme of three years. BEng students can further their studies with a Master’s course (MSc) after they graduate.
What do you study on a MEng degree?
A MEng degree is designed to prepare you for future senior and specialist roles within the engineering industry. Many students who study this degree type also intend to become a registered professional engineer. As a graduate of a MEng degree, you’ll be well prepared for specialist jobs and leadership responsibility. Many students choose to pursue this degree option due to the greater breadth and depth of study that comes with enhancing their degree with the integrated Masters.
MEng Courses at Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University have a range of MEng degrees.
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)
- Electrical Engineering MEng (Hons)
- Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)
- Intelligent Automaton & Robotics MEng (Hons)
- Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)
Can MEng students go on to further study?
After graduating with a MEng Degree, your technical skills will be in-demand across the globe. A MEng degree will also open the door for you to pursue further study and research, such as a PhD. Many students go on to complete a postgraduate research degree.
What jobs can I get with a MEng degree?
As a graduate of a Master in Engineering degree, the world’s your oyster. Your technical skills and expertise will be in demand from companies around the world. You’ll work across sectors to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.
Potential roles for MEng graduates include:
- Digital Design Engineer
- Product Design Engineer
- Project Manager
- Robotics Design Engineer
- Technical Consultant
- Vehicular Design Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Medical Equipment Engineer
- Power Engineer
- Product Design Engineer
- Space Engineer
- Systems Design Engineer
- Project Management
- Systems Analysis
- Research and Development
- Control and Instrumentation Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Railway Engineer
- Systems Analysis
Graduates also go on to work in renewable energy and telecommunications. You could also apply your skills in industries such as computer science, accountancy, and teaching. Your transferable skills will also make you an attractive prospect for the financial management and accountancy industry.
A MEng degree is an undergraduate engineering degree with an integrated Masters and will take you 4 years to complete. You will graduate after 4 years with a Masters degree. A MEng degree is a professional masters degrees in Engineering. It is considered an undergraduate degree because no degree is required in order to start the MEng.
Currently the tuition fees for a MEng degrees are the same fee as undergraduate degrees 2023/2024
UK Full-Time, £9,250, a year
The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.
A MEng degree can prepare you to qualify as an engineer. Before gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, you will have to complete further training and a professional qualification.
Our growing engineering provision gives students an exciting practical environment in which to grow their interest into passion. Home to a £13m Tech Hub, Engineering at Edge Hill is your chance to explore a whole host of areas and become a specialist in electronic engineering, robotics, intelligent automation or computer engineering.
March 2, 2023