I'm in my second year (MChem) at a pretty good university. Most likely will finish with a 1st, if not definitely a 2:1 in my degree.
My question involves a few sub questions (sorry).
I've read that doing a Msc in Chemical Eng allows you to become a Chemical engineer. I've researched into this but I'm met with many opposing views so I thought I'd ask on here.
1. So if I do my MChem and go on to do a MSC in Chemical engineering, am I qualified to get a job in chemical engineering? If so, am I equally qualified/am I at a disadvantage compared to people with BEng and Meng degrees.
A few Msc i've been looking into are listed below:
I'm quite interested in the courses at UCL/Imperial/Leeds.
All are accredited by IChemE.
2. As they're all accredited by the IChemE, the course adheres to the further learning for CEng status. However since I dont have a BEng, could I get CEng status? Surely I will only have passed the further learning requirement whilst skipping the BEng requirement?
3. I've read that most Msc Chemical eng courses are split into two parts, one where you do an advanced design project or you do a research project. People without a BEng will do the advanced design project where people with a BEng will do a research project. UCL and leeds both operate in this way, I've heard this is a disadvantage as if you do an advanced design project you're simply doing a BEng rather than an Msc. Would love if someone elaborated on this.
In short, is it worth it?
I have interests in both Physical and Organic chemistry. Ideally I want to peruse organic chemistry at PhD level however I want to keep my options open and this would definitely be an interesting career option to explore.
Any people out there who have done a similar "conversion" to this and would want to share there experiences.
Thank you (Sorry for the long thread)
TL;DR: If you do a Msc in chemical eng with a BSC/MChem are you equally as qualified to get a job as a chemical eng and get CEng status.