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    Hello,

    I'm aiming for a job as a Petroleum Engineer.

    I'm going to pursue MSc Petroleum Engineering

    If my Bachelors is in a non-relevant field, is it OK to only include MSc in CV and not Bachelors? will Oil companies have a problem, or would they normally like to see Bachelors in a relevant field even if MSc is on there?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Hello,

    I'm aiming for a job as a Petroleum Engineer.

    I'm going to pursue MSc Petroleum Engineering

    If my Bachelors is in a non-relevant field, is it OK to only include MSc in CV and not Bachelors? will Oil companies have a problem, or would they normally like to see Bachelors in a relevant field even if MSc is on there?

    Thanks!
    Your CV will look pretty odd if you omit your bachelors; I don't see why you wouldn't include it.
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    Hey Smack!

    How are you doing?

    For example, if I have BSc Computer Science up there followed my MSc Petroleum, I'm not sure if it would look convincing to the oil industry? As my bachelors is largely irrelevant?
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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Hey Smack!

    How are you doing?

    For example, if I have BSc Computer Science up there followed my MSc Petroleum, I'm not sure if it would look convincing to the oil industry? As my bachelors is largely irrelevant?
    What matters if whether your education is relevant to the position you have applied for, and there are many for which computer science would be highly relevant. Keeping in mind the current state of the industry, it's a good idea to have a degree which can keep open plenty of doors.
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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Hey Smack!

    How are you doing?

    For example, if I have BSc Computer Science up there followed my MSc Petroleum, I'm not sure if it would look convincing to the oil industry? As my bachelors is largely irrelevant?
    It's relevant, and necessary, to include it. Otherwise you would have an unexplained 3 year gap in your academic credentials.
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    Thanks for your replies. I was not aware Computer Science could be too relevant to Petroleum Engineering.

    As a final question, is it also acceptable to put only "Bachelor of Science"?
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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Thanks for your replies. I was not aware Computer Science could be too relevant to Petroleum Engineering.

    As a final question, is it also acceptable to put only "Bachelor of Science"?
    Which will just lead to a potential employer asking you what your BSc is in...

    Just put the full details on your CV in the first place. Degree, class, subject, where, when, key modules, final year project, etc.

    It was 3 years of your life. It's important.

    Otherwise it will just look like you are trying to hide something.

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    Hold on a sec. According to your earlier thread your BSc is in Engineering or is it Geology or is it CompSci...?

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=61770203
    Science degree for Engineering?

    Are you aka Studos...

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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Thanks for your replies. I was not aware Computer Science could be too relevant to Petroleum Engineering.

    As a final question, is it also acceptable to put only "Bachelor of Science"?
    You're right in that computer science is not that relevant to petroleum engineering, but the post of mine you quoted mentioned the oil industry. Leaving a three year degree off your CV will just create questions, as will just "bachelor of science".
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    Thanks for your replies.

    @jneill Those are my questions. If you look at Smack's wall I have even asked him questions about Civil Engineering. I have spent time deciding what I would like to major in. And due to the flexibility of my program at my Uni, I can easily change majors whilst transferring credits.
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    (Original post by PineappleThief)
    Thanks for your replies.

    @jneill Those are my questions. If you look at Smack's wall I have even asked him questions about Civil Engineering. I have spent time deciding what I would like to major in. And due to the flexibility of my program at my Uni, I can easily change majors whilst transferring credits.
    Your uni has an interesting system And it's therefore even more important to provide more details about your BSc on your CV.

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