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    Hi I was a UK student in my last year of an engineering degree in 2015/16. I failed to pass my exams and I've the opportunity to resit next year but with the marks capped at 40%. This means at most I can only achieve a 3rd class degree.

    Either that or I can accept a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) now. Then I was thinking of finishing me degree elsewhere (namely Open University) with a chance to achieve a higher classification like a 2:1.

    Finishing my degree elsewhere would mean a longer timeframe to achieve my degree in and also having to pay a tuition fee.

    I was wondering if the timeframe and cost would be worth it. Is a 2:1 all that desirable? Or should I just resit with the possibility of a 3rd class degree?

    Most graduate schemes I look at require a 2:1 AND 320 UCAS points. UCAS points that I don't even have. I'm aware that some will argue that your classification means nothing in the long run, it's the experience that matters. But in all honesty at this point I'm not even sure I want to be an engineer. I just want to keep my options open.
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    (Original post by sirannon)
    Hi I was a UK student in my last year of an engineering degree in 2015/16. I failed to pass my exams and I've the opportunity to resit next year but with the marks capped at 40%. This means at most I can only achieve a 3rd class degree.

    Either that or I can accept a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) now. Then I was thinking of finishing me degree elsewhere (namely Open University) with a chance to achieve a higher classification like a 2:1.

    Finishing my degree elsewhere would mean a longer timeframe to achieve my degree in and also having to pay a tuition fee.

    I was wondering if the timeframe and cost would be worth it. Is a 2:1 all that desirable? Or should I just resit with the possibility of a 3rd class degree?

    Most graduate schemes I look at require a 2:1 AND 320 UCAS points. UCAS points that I don't even have. I'm aware that some will argue that your classification means nothing in the long run, it's the experience that matters. But in all honesty at this point I'm not even sure I want to be an engineer. I just want to keep my options open.
    i would take the diploma if i were you...that's a bit better than having a 3rd class degree which would be pointless to have.
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    I know this doesn't help, but you really should have made your decision before starting the year again...

    Would have saved unnecessary expense


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    Anything below a 2:1 in a degree isn't worth it imo
 
 
 
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