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    I am about to enter stage 4 of a 5 year MEng in mechanical engineering. I've completed my industrial placement in the last year. It is not too late for me to opt out of the MEng course and graduate in 2017 with a BEng. I have thought about completing a MSc/MBA in some other sector like finance, business or even stritural/civil engineering but I still have no idea what sector I want to work in.

    I've been doing research into how my career might be affected by taking this path Vs MEng. One thing that came up was that doing BEng and MSc is recognised as a postgraduate degree and MEng undergraduate and apparently outside of the UK I may have trouble getting a job as it's MSc will take preference. Is there any truth to this ?

    In terms of keeping my options open would I be better completing the MEng or BEng with the intention of completing a postgraduate degree in something else?

    Would it be possible to complete an MEng and get a business or finance qualification on top of this for example ?
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    Why don't you just stick with the MEng. I don't see why you want to go into another sector which is unrelated to the course you've been working hard and studying for the past 3 years. Do you not like the course or something ?

    Also I don't think you'll be able to study finance of civil engineering at post graduate, the entry requirements are have a honours degree in civil engineering/finance/accounting etc. I doubt mechanical engineering is even the slightest bit related to finance, and perhaps a little with civil engineering but they're still two completely different engineering courses.


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    (Original post by Petersmeter)
    I am about to enter stage 4 of a 5 year MEng in mechanical engineering. I've completed my industrial placement in the last year. It is not too late for me to opt out of the MEng course and graduate in 2017 with a BEng. I have thought about completing a MSc/MBA in some other sector like finance, business or even stritural/civil engineering but I still have no idea what sector I want to work in.

    I've been doing research into how my career might be affected by taking this path Vs MEng. One thing that came up was that doing BEng and MSc is recognised as a postgraduate degree and MEng undergraduate and apparently outside of the UK I may have trouble getting a job as it's MSc will take preference. Is there any truth to this ?

    In terms of keeping my options open would I be better completing the MEng or BEng with the intention of completing a postgraduate degree in something else?

    Would it be possible to complete an MEng and get a business or finance qualification on top of this for example ?
    It really depends on where you want to go job wise. You can look at MSc degrees that you're interested in to see the entry requirements, but an engineering degree is usually suitable for a wide range of finance related masters degrees, if that's what you're interested in.
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    It really depends on where you want to go job wise. You can look at MSc degrees that you're interested in to see the entry requirements, but an engineering degree is usually suitable for a wide range of finance related masters degrees, if that's what you're interested in.
    Is he allowed to do a post graduate in finance if he did mechanical engineering ? At the uni I want to study at the entry requirements are a uk honours degree in finance, economics or accounting. Mechanical engineering is nothing like any of these.


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    Is he allowed to do a post graduate in finance if he did mechanical engineering ? At the uni I want to study at the entry requirements are a uk honours degree in finance, economics or accounting. Mechanical engineering is nothing like any of these.


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    Entry requirements depend on the university, but there are some out there that are open to engineering graduates.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Entry requirements depend on the university, but there are some out there that are open to engineering graduates.
    Ok thanks for explaining this to me. My uni actually offers a masters in Mechanical Engineering and Finance at undergraduate level so this would have been ideal for him.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    Is he allowed to do a post graduate in finance if he did mechanical engineering ? At the uni I want to study at the entry requirements are a uk honours degree in finance, economics or accounting. Mechanical engineering is nothing like any of these.


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    MBA with any undergrad is fine.

    But needs at least 3 years employment after graduating first.

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