Turn on thread page Beta

Biomedical Engineering advice? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,
    I am currently a Mechanical Engineering student doing the BEng programme. I am currently looking into the Biomedical Engineering field and thinking of switching to the MEng Mechanical Engineering programme. However, I was wondering if it would be more beneficial for me to change into the MEng programme, because my university offers a module on Biomedical engineering and other modules related to it on their MEng programme, or would it be better to go for a MSc in Biomedical Engineering on another university instead?

    I was also wondering on how important experience in the field would be? or if it would be alright to have any other engineering experience if I were to look into getting a job in the sector?
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    You can do the MEng and MSc?

    It's not uncommon to do a masters after a 4 year undergrad, particularly for engineering where some disciplines like aerospace, nuclear, ocean/ship/naval, biomedical, and optoelectronic engineering are underrepresented or have only limited options available - usually due to the more specialised nature of those areas.

    I believe that you can still qualify for the government postgrad loans for a taught MSc if you have a 4 year undergrad course, but I'm not 100% certain on this - I'd recommend double checking.

    Doing the MEng is a useful litmus test, as you can take the optional module and see how you like it - you may find you really dislike the area, and it's a lot cheaper and less hassle than realising on an expensive taught masters course. Equally, it may well invigorate your and lead you find a specific area of interest for prospective research projects, focusing your interests which will likely strengthen your application. It's a win-win, provided that it doesn't affect your funding
 
 
 
Poll
Cats or dogs?
Useful resources

Featured recruiter profiles:

ICAEW logo

Merck

"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.