I start my final year of my BEng Civil engineering degree at a top RG uni later this month. I was initially on the MEng Civil program but as I didn't get the 55% in my second year needed to progress to Year 3 MEng, my uni transferred me to the BEng program instead. Everyone tells me the MEng is better than BEng (especially for home students) for getting a job and career progression. But I am now less than a year from graduating. I don't know whether to apply for graduate schemes now or wait until I graduate (most likely with a 2.2 because it is an incredibly difficult course) and then apply for graduate jobs. Is BEng still a good degree? I wish to specialise in highways and transportation, which don't really require an MEng, unlike structural engineering jobs
What can I do with a BEng degree Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-09-2016 00:39
- 05-09-2016 19:57
Beng is still good. You can apply to do a Msc in Civil Engineering. I did Msc in mechanical. I prefered Msc because you got your Beng grade, and then went onto get another grade for Msc, so it was safer. If i messed up the 4th year Msc, i still have my Beng grade in the bag. You can also get sponsorship for Msc where as you have to pay for Meng. Msc you can work with a company as well. Thats one of the reasons I got a job at JLR.
If you only have a 2.2 i would still recommend trying. It will set you above the others at 2.2 level, or even those at 2.1 level.Last edited by steve1991; 05-09-2016 at 19:59.