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    Hi folks, just a quick question.

    I graduated with a degree from a somewhat good uni in finance and economics. Anyway, the course was not enjoyable for me but at the time i believed i was too far through to quit or change. So here I am.
    Essentially I didnt enjoy the content and I don't see myself sitting in front of excel sheets all day.

    Anyway all im wondering is, would it be possible for someone with a degree in finance and economics to ever get a job in engineering. I quite like the idea of it and believe i would enjoy it a lot more than finance. However, I would not be able to go back to uni based on the fact I would have to pay for all the tuition fees.
    I am aware this may be a unrealistic idea and if so then I will need to go back to the drawing board.
    If anyone could give me any advice on this it would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps individuals who got into engineering without a degree or going into it from an unrelated degree?

    I appreciate any help.

    All the best.
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    Hi folks, just a quick question.

    I graduated with a degree from a somewhat good uni in finance and economics. Anyway, the course was not enjoyable for me but at the time i believed i was too far through to quit or change. So here I am.
    Essentially I didnt enjoy the content and I don't see myself sitting in front of excel sheets all day.

    Anyway all im wondering is, would it be possible for someone with a degree in finance and economics to ever get a job in engineering. I quite like the idea of it and believe i would enjoy it a lot more than finance. However, I would not be able to go back to uni based on the fact I would have to pay for all the tuition fees.
    I am aware this may be a unrealistic idea and if so then I will need to go back to the drawing board.
    If anyone could give me any advice on this it would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps individuals who got into engineering without a degree or going into it from an unrelated degree?

    I appreciate any help.

    All the best.
    Unfortunately you're not going to get into engineering without the relevant degree, or maybe physics/maths at a push for a select few positions.

    I can't really see any other route than a) back to university for a new undergrad degree (assuming you meet the entry requirements), or, b) (and this is maybe a bit of a long shot) an apprenticeship, which might, in the long run, sponsor you through university.

    Although I would also like to add that engineering is generally a hell of a lot of Excel too.
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    I'd add that you can do a BEng at the OU and there might be a change to the availability of loans for second degrees in STEM subjects coming down the policy pipe
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    appreciate that help folks. gives me some food for thought.

    thanks again
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    You could try and do a conversion masters, I haven't seen any available outside of CompSci though so you might need to look around.
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    I did look into conversion courses for some other subjects. I never checked engineering because I assumed it wasn't possible. But thanks for suggesting it, I'll investigate it anyway.

    Thanks again
 
 
 
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