Pre-Master's - Engineering

Develop practical insight into Engineering at master’s level. This course will give you thorough grounding in fundamental theories as well as real-world knowledge in a subject which offers excellent career prospects. You will also develop an industry-relevant portfolio, gain the ability to lead large engineering projects and help to bring a new academic approach.

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Course overview

The Pre-Master’s (PM) in Engineering will give you the competitive edge in taking your career to the next level. You will develop an industry-relevant portfolio, gain the ability to lead large engineering projects and help to bring a new academic approach to your work. Alongside engineering modules, you will take core academic modules to aid you in your studies.

Rewarding yet challenging, engineering is ideal for people who enjoy solving problems and creating solutions. The Pre-Master’s in Engineering is designed to meet the needs of modern industry. It will give you a thorough grounding in the theories of engineering as well as a sound practical knowledge in a subject which offers excellent career prospects.

Key Information



One Term:

3 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree

Two Terms:

6 months Pre-Master's + 1 year degree

Start Dates

April | January | June | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
One term IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Two terms IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5. minimum in all components

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Modules you will study

This module will equip students with the ability to take fundamental engineering concepts to the next level to ensure that they can perform effectively on a Master’s course. It will examine mechatronics – the integration of mechanical, electronic and computing sub-systems – and provide an opportunity to demonstrate learned skills by completing a design project a brief set by the Leicester International Pathway College. Students will study real-life applications of mechatronics in practice and the crucial role it plays in the disciplines of product design, machine design and process design. The role of microprocessors in managing essential systems is examined in depth along with programming.

Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate academic ability and practical skills by completing a major project as part of the course. It will be completed over several weeks and students will have individual tutor support throughout. Students will be expected to complete a substantial piece of research or product development work on an engineering topic chosen in consultation with tutors. The topic will involve formulating problems, conducting literature reviews and evaluating information. Successful completion of this module will equip you to progress onto the masters at DMU. You will be expected to present your work to the group to build presentation and communication skills.

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Master’s (Stage 1), you will continue onto stage 2 of your chosen IIM degree at DMU.

Gain insight and understanding into the approach and philosophy of engineering management, demonstrating the essential features and key areas of modern management required by engineers entering into their first management role.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses

MSc (Hons)
Mechatronics & Robotics
The field of Mechatronics and Robotics is recognised as a skill shortage area. Such skills will be critical to the industrial and economic growth of industries in the Western World and developing nations. Graduates from this course can expect enhanced technological skills, which will improve their career prospects.
MSc (Hons)
Engineering Management
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), designed for ambitious engineers who aspire to a senior role with technical and strategic management responsibilities.
MSc (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering
Carefully designed and developed in consultation with industry and accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course ensures that graduates have recognised and relevant skills for a range of industries, including automation, machine vision, automotive, consumer products and material processing.
MSc (Hons)
Electronic Engineering
This is an accredited course by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the programme will build upon your knowledge of core aspects of electronics, with a focus on traditionally underrepresented themes such as power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility.

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