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    Hi,

    I am currently doing MEng course in Automotive Engineering and it seems that I am completely lost and not going to get good marks by the end of MEng course, however I have 1st for my BEng course. The question is which qualification will be more favorable in terms of employment: strong BEng or 2:2-2:1 MEng?

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    Hi,

    I am currently doing MEng course in Automotive Engineering and it seems that I am completely lost and not going to get good marks by the end of MEng course, however I have 1st for my BEng course. The question is which qualification will be more favorable in terms of employment: strong BEng or 2:2-2:1 MEng?

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    Alex
    A 2:2 generally closes some doors, and an MEng is generally preferable to a BEng. Degrees aren't necessarily the be-all end-all of employment, though.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    A 2:2 generally closes some doors, and an MEng is generally preferable to a BEng. Degrees aren't necessarily the be-all end-all of employment, though.
    I know that grades are not everything when looking for a job but if you have nothing else except grades...
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    (Original post by Recont)
    I know that grades are not everything when looking for a job but if you have nothing else except grades...
    Then why do you have nothing else except grades? You should have been applying for part-time jobs, internships, and voluntary positions from the moment you arrived at university.
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    (Original post by #ChaosKass)
    Then why do you have nothing else except grades? You should have been applying for part-time jobs, internships, and voluntary positions from the moment you arrived at university.
    I don't think that delivery driver position in a restaurant has something to do with engineering. Had a job in engineering company during summer but there was very little to do with engineering to be honest... Applied for placement year in past but had only 2 invitations for an interview out of about 12-15 applications.
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    I know that grades are not everything when looking for a job but if you have nothing else except grades...
    I'd rather have an MEng, as long as it's at 2:1/Merit or above, because it won't close any doors (some companies have a minimum of an MEng or equivalent).
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    (Original post by Recont)
    Hi,

    I am currently doing MEng course in Automotive Engineering and it seems that I am completely lost and not going to get good marks by the end of MEng course, however I have 1st for my BEng course. The question is which qualification will be more favorable in terms of employment: strong BEng or 2:2-2:1 MEng?

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    Alex
    If you're very close to completing the MEng do it even if you get a 2.2 (and its still accredited ) you'll be okay (I say this because it will still give you the option to work towards chartership). Of course ideally you want a 2.1 or higher but a 2.2 MEng won't close that many doors compared to a 2.2 BEng for example.

    Siemens, Jaguar, Ford for example are still within reach.
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    Alternatively if you hate the course and dont really want a career in engineering leave with your BEng 1st class.
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    If you're very close to completing the MEng do it even if you get a 2.2 (and its still accredited ) you'll be okay (I say this because it will still give you the option to work towards chartership). Of course ideally you want a 2.1 or higher but a 2.2 MEng won't close that many doors compared to a 2.2 BEng for example.

    Siemens, Jaguar, Ford for example are still within reach.
    Jaguar/Land Rover accepting 2:2 BEng. It would be really stupid to quit engineering because the only alternative is **** job where you get peanuts and treated like slave.
 
 
 
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