Here's the thing, i'm currently a French student in electrical engineering in France and I've been made a conditional offer (only need to get the BSc and the English test) at Imperial College in a taught MSc in Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design.
But before accepting the offer I still have some questions that are bugging me, and I hope some of you could help answer them. If someone who is in engineering of even in electrical could give me some incite it would be perfect.
First question : Is it worth it. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with the offer and the opportunity, but when you see the cost of tuition fees and expenses it makes you think twice. I'd like to know if the master degree is a real value for getting a good job worldwide. Which is not the case with french master's. Does the student have no problem finding jobs ?
Just to get an idea. What is the average starting salary for electrical postgraduate ?
Second question : My objective is to continue towards a PhD. Will the MSc will help me get a good PhD (meaning full funded) in a good US or UK university or at Imperial (grades apart of course).
Third question : What is the main difference between the taught and research toward's the job's and PHd. Because our master's degree in France is two years.
Fourth question : In term of workload, do you have time or not ? Is is like super-hard or there is a real "connection" between the lectures and the exams ? Isn't 4 courses by term to less ?
Fifth question : With the expensive tuition fees. Is it possible to work within the university. Like at the library for example. Are teaching assistant's positions available for taught master's ?
Final question : Regarding the fees. Do you have to pay the full amount of tuition fees, or could you pay by month ? With https://www.gov.uk/ not loaning for master's degree, is there any bank or else who gives an interesting loan (mean with small or no interest) ?
If I have more question i'll add them. Sorry for the long post.
Thank's in advance.
...for the 2nd time this year