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    hi guys... I'm in 12th grade.. is it advaisable for me to choose marine engineering?
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    Do you want to be a marine engineer?
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    yes
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    Then I see no problem
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    no I asked are there more career opportunities??
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    (Original post by Ghanath)
    no I asked are there more career opportunities??
    Compared to what? And in which country?

    Either way it's an engineering discipline, it will come with a good number of opportunities
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    It's an MSc, normally at this level you specialise what you can do which is what this course is doing after your bachelors engineering course.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    It's an MSc, normally at this level you specialise what you can do which is what this course is doing after your bachelors engineering course.
    Newcastle has an MEng.
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/d...courseoverview
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    Weird looking at some of those modules throughout it. I would probably say its best to take it as a masters year specialisation but not for an entire course, way too specific for an entire bachelor into master.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Weird looking at some of those modules throughout it. I would probably say its best to take it as a masters year specialisation but not for an entire course, way too specific for an entire bachelor into master.
    I do tend to agree - a more general undergrad followed by a specialist MSc is a usually a better idea. After all, you might change your mind about the specialisation anyway...
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    Thank you everyone for your valuable suggestions
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    What are the positives and negatives in marine engineering course. I personally have a lot of interest in marine engineering course and would also like to get a job in merchant navy. It will be really helpful if you could help me out.
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    (Original post by Ghanath)
    What are the positives and negatives in marine engineering course. I personally have a lot of interest in marine engineering course and would also like to get a job in merchant navy. It will be really helpful if you could help me out.
    It's a very specialist area. You need to identify the pros and cons in respect of yourself.

    When you say you want a job in the merchant navy, what sort of job?

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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Weird looking at some of those modules throughout it. I would probably say its best to take it as a masters year specialisation but not for an entire course, way too specific for an entire bachelor into master.
    What's your background? Are you at university?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    It's a very specialist area. You need to identify the pros and cons in respect of yourself.

    When you say you want a job in the merchant navy, what sort of job?

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    Marine Engineering is actually very broad.
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    (Original post by trapking)
    What's your background? Are you at university?
    What do you mean by background and yes I'm at uni and I'm doing civ eng.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    What do you mean by background and yes I'm at uni and I'm doing civ eng.
    I meant qualification wise but okay.

    You just seemed a little uninformed about Marine Engineering so I thought you were an A-level student. Think of it as say Automotive where it's pretty much very similar to Mechanical just it's more geared towards automobiles except in this case it's more applied to marine subsystems, ship science etc.
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    (Original post by trapking)
    I meant qualification wise but okay.

    You just seemed a little uninformed about Marine Engineering so I thought you were an A-level student. Think of it as say Automotive where it's pretty much very similar to Mechanical just it's more geared towards automobiles except in this case it's more applied to marine subsystems, ship science etc.
    Saying that it seems rather odd to do it as a full course because its a pretty specialised area of other engineering disciplines. Looked at my unis course for automotive engineering and it has mostly shared modules with other engineering subjects in the first 2 years, whereas Newcastle for marine engineering is mostly specific modules to it throughout the course. I would think it normal to do one of the main engineering disciplines and then specialise in it later especially since with this course you are going into a pretty specific area of engineering work.
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    (Original post by Vikingninja)
    Saying that it seems rather odd to do it as a full course because its a pretty specialised area of other engineering disciplines. Looked at my unis course for automotive engineering and it has mostly shared modules with other engineering subjects in the first 2 years, whereas Newcastle for marine engineering is mostly specific modules to it throughout the course. I would think it normal to do one of the main engineering disciplines and then specialise in it later especially since with this course you are going into a pretty specific area of engineering work.
    It depends on what the OP finds interesting to study and his career goals but I wouldn't say it would restrict you that much. For example, my project supervisor in my third year (who is a head of automotive engineering research at my last university) did his undergrad in Marine Engineering (at Newcastle as well funnily enough) then did a PhD in Engineering at Bristol. He teaches all the systems engineering modules as well as all the advanced mechanical dynamics modules.

    Just shows you/puts into perspective how interlinked a lot of the engineering disciplines actually are despite their names.
 
 
 
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