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    What are good areas in engineering to do a masters and specialise in at the moment, in terms of career progression and opportunities? The area I've thought of are biomedical and transport.
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    What are good areas in engineering to do a masters and specialise in at the moment, in terms of career progression and opportunities? The area I've thought of are biomedical and transport.
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    There will be so many good options to go into. Remember that fields, such as biomedical or transport, are huge and to do a Master's in those areas, you'll need to find a much smaller part of it to concentrate on. Also, if you're planning on doing a PhD, or getting a research position, your Master's can act as a gateway, so it can be seen as relatively broad in comparison.

    Anything which is systems/computer related should have plenty of applications, which is one of the reasons why biomedical and software engineering is increasingly more sought after. There has been a rapid growth in computer technology, so anything related to that should be a good route. Relating to transport, I have heard many, many different researchers talk about focusing on materials and structures. Special alloys and composites can have huge implications on many fundamental structures.

    But, any area can offer you plenty of opportunities. Find something which interests you. What I've discussed is more of my view, others will give you some good insight.

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    My bachelors is in civil engineering and most of my work experience to date has also been in civil engineering but I've also done modules related to biomedical and transport, both of which I've enjoyed. So I don't know how easy it would be for me to get into these courses. Also, for biomedical, how hard is it to go the NHS clinical engineering training programme route?
 
 
 
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