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    Hello,

    I'm currently studying a degree in Engineering with the Open University, which is accredited by the IMechE and IET. I'm set for achieving either a 1:1 or 2:1.

    I started the degree with little idea as to what I wanted to do long term, however after a lot of research I think that I'd like to get into teaching either Maths or Science/Physics.

    I've talked to people who have told me that my degree must be a minimum of 50% in the subject which I'd be teaching, however engineering is more so a mixture of Maths, Physics & Technology modules so I'm unsure about my prospects if I was to pursue a career in teaching.

    Obviously I will need to complete a PGCE, however would I be required to do more studies to teach these given subjects with my degree?

    Thanks
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    My physics teacher at college for my A levels was a engineering graduate. He wasn't the best though as if you wanted to go into detail on a subject, he wouldn't know much unless it was specifically on the syllabus. This was about 6 years ago now though so I don't know if It's changed at all.
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    What sort of degree is it? I know people who did a BEng or MEng in a specific engineering disciplines (such as electronics/mechanical etc.) who went on to teach after taking a PGCE.
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    I don't have much of a clue either, but my physics teacher had an electrical engineering degree, and a maths teacher had a mech. eng. degree, so it seems like it's you can.
    Do you have a careers advisory at your uni you could ask? Or you can just ask the organisation that provides the PGCE.
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    Hello,

    I'm currently studying a degree in Engineering with the Open University, which is accredited by the IMechE and IET. I'm set for achieving either a 1:1 or 2:1.

    I started the degree with little idea as to what I wanted to do long term, however after a lot of research I think that I'd like to get into teaching either Maths or Science/Physics.

    I've talked to people who have told me that my degree must be a minimum of 50% in the subject which I'd be teaching, however engineering is more so a mixture of Maths, Physics & Technology modules so I'm unsure about my prospects if I was to pursue a career in teaching.

    Obviously I will need to complete a PGCE, however would I be required to do more studies to teach these given subjects with my degree?

    Thanks
    I know several maths and physics teachers whose only degree is engineering and they didn't require further studies and they were teaching A-level and IB higher at a good independent school. Should be fine.
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    Hello,

    I'm currently studying a degree in Engineering with the Open University, which is accredited by the IMechE and IET. I'm set for achieving either a 1:1 or 2:1.

    I started the degree with little idea as to what I wanted to do long term, however after a lot of research I think that I'd like to get into teaching either Maths or Science/Physics.

    I've talked to people who have told me that my degree must be a minimum of 50% in the subject which I'd be teaching, however engineering is more so a mixture of Maths, Physics & Technology modules so I'm unsure about my prospects if I was to pursue a career in teaching.

    Obviously I will need to complete a PGCE, however would I be required to do more studies to teach these given subjects with my degree?

    Thanks
    I'm sure if you applied for maths or physics you would be snapped up as these are such shortage subjects. If I were you I would email a few PGCE course directors to find out for sure.


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    Yes, you can. You can do a subject enhancement course if you feel it's necessary (for example, if you're rusty on A level Maths!). I know someone teaching science through TeachFirst with a History degree (has science A levels though!).
 
 
 
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