MEng or BEng in Petroleum Engineering?Watch
I am studying BEng hons petroleum engineering in Portsmouth. Should I go for MEng, as university is offering me MEng. Any opinions from MEng engineering students are appreciated
Deciding to go for an MEng or a BEng will completely depend on what you are wanting to do after completing your degree. There are several different factors to think about.
If you will definitely be wanting to do a Master's, the MEng offered may be an integrated degree which requires 1 year of study and follows on nicely from previous years. You have the benefits of already knowing the university, the faculty and facilities available. If you do the BEng, you then have the option to go virtually wherever you would like for your Master's. This may end up costing more (or less) and the Master's degree can vary from 1 year to 2 years, typically.
Think about what kind of a career you would like to get into. If it's research orientated, or within academia, getting a Master's is without doubt the path to follow. If not, a BEng will be suitable for the majority of jobs in industry. MEng degrees are not always just research related, they can help push you ahead of those with just a BEng and it can help with getting managerial roles. All of this, though, will differ tremendously, so you'll have to look into exactly interests you the most.
Hope this helps!
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