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    After mech eng can one go into the world of business and finance? just wondering any help appreciated
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    Yes. 60% of engineering graduates go into management, business, finance, etc. In other words, as a mech graduate, you're MORE likely to go into management, business and finance than you are to go into engineering.

    The finance industry is very keen on engineering graduates due to the level of mathematical abilities they tend to have, as well as problem solving skills, and project management skills, etc.
    Thanks, that cleared a lot up for me!
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    Yes. 60% of engineering graduates go into management, business, finance, etc. In other words, as a mech graduate, you're MORE likely to go into management, business and finance than you are to go into engineering.

    The finance industry is very keen on engineering graduates due to the level of mathematical abilities they tend to have, as well as problem solving skills, and project management skills, etc.
    Is that because engineering has a small jobs market, or is it just because theres more money in the city?
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    Why not? Mechanical engineers bring all the skills which employers seek (numerical, analytical, communication, teamwork .... etc )
    You just need the right kind of internships and work expirience
    I am thinking to do some financial interships during the summer and have my industrial placement year in the engineering company. Mechanical engineering is a way to go and it's hellalot exciting!
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    Yes. 60% of engineering graduates go into management, business, finance, etc. In other words, as a mech graduate, you're MORE likely to go into management, business and finance than you are to go into engineering.

    The finance industry is very keen on engineering graduates due to the level of mathematical abilities they tend to have, as well as problem solving skills, and project management skills, etc.
    Where did you get 60% from out of interest? I was told a figure around half that and my uni is very targeted for finance

    As for the OP, absolutely. Quite a few people in my class are only doing engineering because they know finance companies love it and it keeps their options open. You're numerical / analytical, can work under pressure, good at teamwork / communication, can present to clients, not much more youd really need in finance.
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    We were given a service course from the management department at our university, and one of the first things he told us was that only 40% of us would go into engineering, whilst the other 60% would go into finance, management, business, etc, so we'd better listen carefully because there's a better than even chance that we'll be needing what he'd be teaching us!

    Of course, I have no material evidence for that figure, but you tend to trust these academics.
    Ah fair enough. Seems a tad high, though possibly he could have been including management positions within the engineering sector which is the typical progression, probably not by the wording of your post though!
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    Why not? Mechanical engineers bring all the skills which employers seek (numerical, analytical, communication, teamwork .... etc )
    You just need the right kind of internships and work expirience
    I am thinking to do some financial interships during the summer and have my industrial placement year in the engineering company. Mechanical engineering is a way to go and it's hellalot exciting!
    Hi I noticed you have offers from top unis for Mech Eng well done. Did you have any work experience? I'm in year 12 and thinking of applying for it next year but was wondering if it would lower my chances of a place if I didn't manage to get some in the summer.
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    I do Aerospace Engineering though, and there is perhaps a lesser demand for Aerospace Engineers in the UK than there is for other disciplines of Engineering. So it might be the case that more Aeronautical Engineers end up in finance/business/management than Civies like yourself.
    Good point, I suppose Bristol can only handle so many Aero engineers
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    Hi I noticed you have offers from top unis for Mech Eng well done. Did you have any work experience? I'm in year 12 and thinking of applying for it next year but was wondering if it would lower my chances of a place if I didn't manage to get some in the summer.
    I did industrial placement for 3 month in a manufacturing industry. It will not lower your chances because it's very hard to get any kind of engineering expirience beforehand however its a good bonus. Besides competition for places is not bad for engineering. Just get predicted grades which are above the standart offer and I would suggest you to drop Latin on A2 and do AS Further maths instead. Universities love people with further maths. (Physics, Maths and Chemistry is a good solid combination for engineering). Good luck next year, mechanical engineering department needs you
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    You'll see for yourself when you go to graduate fairs and intership fairs for engineering - the majority of the companies with stalls will be in finance, insurance, acturial sciences, investment banking, etc. Then you'll have a FEW engineering companies like Airbus, BAE, etc.
    This has not been the case with me. Apart from the big four accounting firms and a few other finance type companies (no investment banks though because my uni isn't a "target" uni) all the companies there have been engineering ones: the supermajor oil companies, smaller operators, a slew of specialist oil and gas service companies and some other household names like Rolls Royce.

    PS Morgan Stanley were there also and I think they might be an investment bank?
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    (Original post by PerigeeApogee)
    Yes. 60% of engineering graduates go into management, business, finance, etc. In other words, as a mech graduate, you're MORE likely to go into management, business and finance than you are to go into engineering.

    The finance industry is very keen on engineering graduates due to the level of mathematical abilities they tend to have, as well as problem solving skills, and project management skills, etc.
    I was going to attempt a serious answer, but the above post seemed to answer all of the questions. Therefore I shall post a picture of a turtle dressed as a cheeseburger. OP, I hope this helps.

    [IMG]http://www.found****.com/pictures/animals/turtle-hamburger.jpg[/IMG]
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    I did industrial placement for 3 month in a manufacturing industry. It will not lower your chances because it's very hard to get any kind of engineering expirience beforehand however its a good bonus. Besides competition for places is not bad for engineering. Just get predicted grades which are above the standart offer and I would suggest you to drop Latin on A2 and do AS Further maths instead. Universities love people with further maths. (Physics, Maths and Chemistry is a good solid combination for engineering). Good luck next year, mechanical engineering department needs you
    Yeah I'm definitely going to be dropping Latin. Wish I'd taken FM now but hopefully I will be able to do AS FM next year. Thanks for the help
 
 
 
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