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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    I graduate from Petroleum Engineering at University of Manchester this year.

    I'm starting a job with Shell as a Petroleum Engineer from July.

    If anybody has any questions fire away.
    how much maths we need to know?
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    1) Meng or Beng?
    2) Is the starting salary good
    3) was the course hard
    Hi

    I did the BEng.

    The starting salary is one of the highest as far as graduate engineering salaries go (not to brag).

    Yes the course is hard, but not impossible and if you're genuinely interested in the upstream sector it's fun.
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    (Original post by studos)
    how much maths we need to know?
    The same you'd need for any engineering degree, a significant amount.

    You should be comfortable with calculus.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    Hi

    I did the BEng.

    The starting salary is one of the highest as far as graduate engineering salaries go (not to brag).

    Yes the course is hard, but not impossible and if you're genuinely interested in the upstream sector it's fun.
    Yeah, what a levels did you do and what grade did you get?

    im considering doing MEng at Manchester aswell.

    (Est-ce que vous parlez francai??)
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    what degree class you got?
    congrats btw
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    Yeah, what a levels did you do and what grade did you get?

    im considering doing MEng at Manchester aswell.

    (Est-ce que vous parlez francai??)
    For undergrad Pet. Eng. Manchester is the best place (again not to brag).
    The course here is the most established, accredited with industry links etc.


    I did Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology . All A's
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    (Original post by studos)
    what degree class you got?
    congrats btw
    Thanks. I graduate in June. expecting a 1st hopefully.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    For undergrad Pet. Eng. Manchester is the best place (again not to brag).
    The course here is the most established, accredited with industry links etc.


    I did Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology . All A's
    Do u speak french? Btw, I'm doing maths, f.maths, physics and geology. Is that ok for petEng?
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    Do u speak french? Btw, I'm doing maths, f.maths, physics and geology. Is that ok for petEng?
    Yes I do, but I'm not fluent.

    Yeah those are perfect A levels for Pet. Eng.

    1st year Engineering maths modules should be a breeze for you.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    Yes I do, but I'm not fluent.

    Yeah those are perfect A levels for Pet. Eng.

    1st year Engineering maths modules should be a breeze for you.
    Does gcse matter a big deal? And what did u get at GCSE's?
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    Does gcse matter a big deal? And what did u get at GCSE's?

    Honest answer, no GCSE do not matter much as long as you have grade B or above in Sciences and Maths.

    I got 5A*8A

    A levels are more important. For Engineering anyway.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    Honest answer, no GCSE do not matter much as long as you have grade B or above in Sciences and Maths.

    I got 5A*8A

    A levels are more important. For Engineering anyway.
    That's a lot if GCSE's.. What GCSE's did you do
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    That's a lot if GCSE's.. What GCSE's did you do
    bio, chem, phys, maths, statistics, eng lang, eng lit, french, german, religion, electronics, geography, IT
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    bio, chem, phys, maths, statistics, eng lang, eng lit, french, german, religion, electronics, geography, IT
    You seem very smart. Why didn't you do MEng?
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    You seem very smart. Why didn't you do MEng?
    I was originally enrolled in the MEng but switched to the BEng.


    I didn't need to do MEng. I did an assessed summer internship with Shell after my 2nd Year and they made me an offer and were willing to take me with a BEng.

    A lot of my friends are continuing with the MEng. The choice depends on the individual.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    I was originally enrolled in the MEng but switched to the BEng.


    I didn't need to do MEng. I did an assessed summer internship with Shell after my 2nd Year and they made me an offer and were willing to take me with a BEng.

    A lot of my friends are continuing with the MEng. The choice depends on the individual.
    Ok Any benefits of doing MEng instead of BEng?
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    (Original post by JAIYEKO)
    Ok Any benefits of doing MEng instead of BEng?
    It depends what you're aiming for.

    An MEng means a Masters degree which is of course superior to a Bachelors.

    Employability wise it depends where you're applying and for what role. Certain companies don't differentiate much between BEng and MEng, whereas others do.

    The majority of Pet. Eng. students do a Masters, either a direct MEng, or a BEng followed by an MSc degree in Pet. Eng. at Imperial or Heriot Watt.

    I got lucky with the BEng

    For now you shouldn't worry about BEng/MEng.

    If you start the course you can switch between them anytime you want. These decisions are generally made in 3rd Year of studies.

    For now focus on getting in! : )
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    It depends what you're aiming for.

    An MEng means a Masters degree which is of course superior to a Bachelors.

    Employability wise it depends where you're applying and for what role. Certain companies don't differentiate much between BEng and MEng, whereas others do.

    The majority of Pet. Eng. students do a Masters, either a direct MEng, or a BEng followed by an MSc degree in Pet. Eng. at Imperial or Heriot Watt.

    I got lucky with the BEng

    For now you shouldn't worry about BEng/MEng.

    If you start the course you can switch between them anytime you want. These decisions are generally made in 3rd Year of studies.

    For now focus on getting in! : )
    is Salford Pet Eng course any good?
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    (Original post by studos)
    is Salford Pet Eng course any good?
    Honest answer, No.

    It's a new course, not fully accredited, without strong industry links. It wouldn't be worth the tuition fees.

    For undergrad Pet. Eng. you want to consider Manchester, Leeds or Aberdeen in that order.
    Manchester has the most established, accredited course and companies like BP and Shell visit and hire from here regularly.
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    (Original post by HugoDuchovny)
    It depends what you're aiming for.

    An MEng means a Masters degree which is of course superior to a Bachelors.

    Employability wise it depends where you're applying and for what role. Certain companies don't differentiate much between BEng and MEng, whereas others do.

    The majority of Pet. Eng. students do a Masters, either a direct MEng, or a BEng followed by an MSc degree in Pet. Eng. at Imperial or Heriot Watt.

    I got lucky with the BEng

    For now you shouldn't worry about BEng/MEng.

    If you start the course you can switch between them anytime you want. These decisions are generally made in 3rd Year of studies.

    For now focus on getting in! : )
    Is geology a level considered a science as I saw on their website that 'one science'?
 
 
 
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