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    I would just like to ask the difference between the Beng and Meng courses in general? would taking Meng be more advantageous? and if I took an Meng course but want to Master in another type of engineering would I still be able to do so? I'm just kind of confused about how all of these works.. Thanks
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    (Original post by ao_no_exorcist21)
    Hi,

    I would just like to ask the difference between the Beng and Meng courses in general? would taking Meng be more advantageous? and if I took an Meng course but want to Master in another type of engineering would I still be able to do so? I'm just kind of confused about how all of these works.. Thanks
    The MEng adds an extra year of study but is still an undergraduate degree, so qualifies for full student finance.

    At most universities you can start on a BEng and move "up" to the MEng if your 2nd year marks are good enough.

    Conversely you can decide to finish your undergrad with a BEng and then do an MSc if you wish.

    BEng + MSc is effectively the same as MEng. You typically have more flexibility in choosing topics for a MSc but the funding is a bit trickier.

    The MEng is sufficient for the academic requirements for chartership. As is BEng + MSc.

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    The MEng adds an extra year of study but is still an undergraduate degree, so qualifies for full student finance.

    At most universities you can swap between BEng and MEng if you 2nd year marks are good enough.

    Conversely you can decide to finish your undergrad with a BEng and then do an MSc if you wish.

    BEng + MSc is effectively the same as MEng. You typically have more flexibility in choosing topics for a MSc but the funding is a bit trickier.

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    are MEng + MSc combinations unheard of, would you say?
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    are MEng + MSc combinations unheard of, would you say?
    Probably not unheard of but not normally needed. You might do that if you wanted a MSc in a particularly specialist area.

    You might as well go straight to PhD though.

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    (Original post by ao_no_exorcist21)
    Hi,

    I would just like to ask the difference between the Beng and Meng courses in general? would taking Meng be more advantageous? and if I took an Meng course but want to Master in another type of engineering would I still be able to do so? I'm just kind of confused about how all of these works.. Thanks
    Obviously taking a MEng would be more advantageous, it's a higher qualification than a BENg.

    MEng is the same as BEng, except MEng is 4 years and BEng is 3. In 4th year of the MEng you do a supervised individual research project, along with some taught modules. That's the only difference.

    Yes, if you took a MEng, you'd be able to specialise in another type of engineering.


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    (Original post by ao_no_exorcist21)
    Hi,

    I would just like to ask the difference between the Beng and Meng courses in general? would taking Meng be more advantageous? and if I took an Meng course but want to Master in another type of engineering would I still be able to do so? I'm just kind of confused about how all of these works.. Thanks
    Hey,

    For applying to university, being on the BEng or MEng route is just classification. If your grades are good enough, you can transfer from BEng to MEng. As far as I'm aware, most university courses will have identical 1st and potentially 2nd year courses for the BEng and MEng programs - be sure to look this up though. This allows those looking to switch to do so in their early years.

    MEng is a year longer and you'll need to do post-BEng education if you want a job in research. If you want to go directly into industry, a BEng is suitable. Some places prefer BEng, others prefer MEng, it entirely depends on the company. Considering you have your first year or so at university to decide, there's plenty of time.

    All the best,

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    So if you took an MEng you would be able to take a master's degree in a different engineering discipline on top of that yes, however you would be ineligible for funding as you'd already have a master's degree. You wouldn't be able to switch disciplines in the 4th year of your MEng, that's just not how it works.
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    (Original post by Glasgow Uni)
    If you want to go directly into industry, a BEng is suitable. Some places prefer BEng, others prefer MEng, it entirely depends on the company.
    What sort of companies prefer candidates with a BEng over MEng?
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    What sort of companies prefer candidates with a BEng over MEng?
    Sorry, "prefer" is probably not the correct choice of word. In terms of research related jobs or placements, a Master's is more essential. A Master's also seems good for getting into managerial roles.

    If you're applying for a more typical industry job, a Bachelor's will be more common. I've had friends who have been rejected for being "over qualified" as the company would be required to pay them more, so Bachelor degrees were more desirable - although this is in the US.

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    (Original post by Glasgow Uni)
    Sorry, "prefer" is probably not the correct choice of word. In terms of research related jobs or placements, a Master's is more essential. A Master's also seems good for getting into managerial roles.

    If you're applying for a more typical industry job, a Bachelor's will be more common. I've had friends who have been rejected for being "over qualified" as the company would be required to pay them more, so Bachelor degrees were more desirable - although this is in the US.

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    Ah that's clearer

    Thanks

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    Just a little query, will you doing a beng degree prevent me from doing a masters degree in countries like usa and Canada?
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    Just a little query, will you doing a beng degree prevent me from doing a masters degree in countries like usa and Canada?
    Nope.

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    Just a little query, will you doing a beng degree prevent me from doing a masters degree in countries like usa and Canada?
    No, although arguably you might as well as it's not going to add a whole lot to your debt relative to US and Canadian international tuition fees, you'll still be in the same position as your classmates, and you could be masters qualified in two disciplines if you choose a different discipline for your masters.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    So if you took an MEng you would be able to take a master's degree in a different engineering discipline on top of that yes, however you would be ineligible for funding as you'd already have a master's degree. You wouldn't be able to switch disciplines in the 4th year of your MEng, that's just not how it works.
    If I were to leave with a BEng qualification would it still be relatively hard to get a funding for an MSc?
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    (Original post by ao_no_exorcist21)
    If I were to leave with a BEng qualification would it still be relatively hard to get a funding for an MSc?
    Relative to undergrad? Yes, probably, unless you come from a background which benefits from widening access schemes (and the uni applies this to master's programs) or get a 1st in your BEng, in which case you'll be eligible for some sizeable scholarships at some unis. This would only really be financially advantageous from the debt point of view though, in terms of living costs the advantage would be minimal.

    I think you're worrying about things which are unlikely to happen though, and so you should wait until they actually do before thinking about these kind of things.
 
 
 
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