Many students, particularly those with an engineering first qualification, express an interest in joining an Engineering Institution, with the intention of ultimately becoming a Chartered Engineer. The title of Chartered Engineer (CEng) is reserved for those registered with the Engineering Council EC(UK), who have meet the educational, training and experience criteria of the Council. The most relevant Engineering Institutions for students on the WMG MSc programmes are the IET(Institution of Engineering & Technology, which, up until April 2006 was the Institution of Electrical Engineers, IEE) and the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers).

In order to become a Chartered Engineer, the EC(UK) requires that you demonstrate competence and commitment as defined in the UK Standards for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) in a number of areas defined as "Roles and Responsibilities" as well as being able to demonstrate underpinning knowledge and understanding.

The demonstration of underpinning knowledge and understanding is usually achieved through formal higher education consisting of:

The IET have published information on how to determine if you are ready to apply for CEng on their web-site and the IMechE have similar information.

The following WMG MSc courses are accredited by the IET as fulfilling the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineering when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme (or equivalent prior learning):

In all cases the project must be suitably technical in nature

* To meet the accreditation requirements for these courses, at least 5 modules from the following list must be undertaken and passed: