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    Hi, i have thinking a lot lately and have decided that nuclear engineering looks like a totally fascinating job (ideally, i'd love to later do a phD in nuclear engineering and do some research whilst also still working in industry - but thats another thing all together!)

    I am about to start a Chemical Engineering masters degree at either Manchester or Nottingham, and was just wondering whether this was sufficient? Or should i do a ChemEng BEng and then complete a MSc in Nuclear engineering?

    Thanks!
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    please anyone, even you're saying 'i don't know'
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    (Original post by FuLLuPMepOrtION)

    should i do a ChemEng BEng and then complete a MSc in Nuclear engineering?

    Thanks!
    do this!!! companys prefer you to do msc rather thanm meng
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    On Friday a nuclear engineer came to give a lecture at my uni, he did mechanical engineering MENG
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    (Original post by bottomsup!)
    do this!!! companys prefer you to do msc rather thanm meng
    really?! i can't tell you how many times i've heard the reverse haha!
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    both ways you will be able to become chartered. but msc shows indepemdent research
    while meng's are usually extension of beng.
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    Yes an MEng in Chemical Engineering would certainly not harm your chances of a career in Nuclear Engineering. I'm on the Rolls-Royce Nuclear Engineering Scheme and there are a number of MEng chemical engineers also on the scheme.

    If you want to do an MSc instead, a number of them include a placement in industry as part of them and this is an excellent way to gain experience for interviews or even offered a job after the placement. See Imperials MSc in Nuclear Engineering or the Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors course at Birmingham.

    If you want to do a Phd, honestly I'd say do one before entering industry. Companies are less keen on funding them nowadays. See the Dalton Nuclear Institute for their DEng scheme in nuclear engineering which pays quite well.
 
 
 
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