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    So I was studying Chemical Engineering and ran into health issues which lead me graduating with a HND and the only option I could see was doing a Petroleum & Gas Engineering top up Degree to convert the HND to a BEng.

    My question is now, what are my career prospects with a Petroleum & Gas Engineering degree? Could I apply for the same roles as a chemical engineer? Could I get into investment banking, consultancy or even actuary?

    Thanks for all the help
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    (Original post by justdateriguy)
    So I was studying Chemical Engineering and ran into health issues which lead me graduating with a HND and the only option I could see was doing a Petroleum & Gas Engineering top up Degree to convert the HND to a BEng.

    My question is now, what are my career prospects with a Petroleum & Gas Engineering degree? Could I apply for the same roles as a chemical engineer? Could I get into investment banking, consultancy or even actuary?

    Thanks for all the help
    Given the current state of the oil industry, no-one's going to tell you that your prospects with a degree aimed at that industry are good. You might be able to get stuff aimed at chemical engineers since you've already got an HND in it, but to be honest I wouldn't count on it, especially if it doesn't have the usual IChemE accreditation.

    Are you sure you don't have any other options for topping up an HND to a degree?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Given the current state of the oil industry, no-one's going to tell you that your prospects with a degree aimed at that industry are good. You might be able to get stuff aimed at chemical engineers since you've already got an HND in it, but to be honest I wouldn't count on it, especially if it doesn't have the usual IChemE accreditation.

    Are you sure you don't have any other options for topping up an HND to a degree?
    Not that I can see, i've tried applying for normal engineering top ups but they declined as there needs to be a 80% match in courses to accept me :/
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    (Original post by justdateriguy)
    Not that I can see, i've tried applying for normal engineering top ups but they declined as there needs to be a 80% match in courses to accept me :/
    Okay, well, a BEng is still a worthwhile degree to have, as it at least puts you in the "graduate" category and allows you to apply to a variety of graduate opportunities - something you wouldn't be able to do with an HND. Given that you have came this far, and don't at the moment have any work related plans, it may be worthwhile obtaining a full degree.
 
 
 
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