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    Im studying chem eng and am considering doing a masters as I want to get chartered. Is it necessary that I need a master?
    I've heard a BEng partially satisfies the criteria to become chartered and other courses must be taken in order to become chartered. Is this true and if so what course could I possibly do to get chartered in the near future
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    (Original post by adam_2198)
    Im studying chem eng and am considering doing a masters as I want to get chartered. Is it necessary that I need a master?
    I've heard a BEng partially satisfies the criteria to become chartered and other courses must be taken in order to become chartered. Is this true and if so what course could I possibly do to get chartered in the near future
    It depends on the institution; for example, I know with the IStructE you can now sit their exam for chartership with a BEng, and with the IMechE it may be possible depending on what level you are working at and what your experience is (you may also have to study for extra, masters level modules).
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    (Original post by adam_2198)
    Im studying chem eng and am considering doing a masters as I want to get chartered. Is it necessary that I need a master?
    I've heard a BEng partially satisfies the criteria to become chartered and other courses must be taken in order to become chartered. Is this true and if so what course could I possibly do to get chartered in the near future
    Why not just continue and complete the MEng?

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    It depends on the institution; for example, I know with the IStructE you can now sit their exam for chartership with a BEng, and with the IMechE it may be possible depending on what level you are working at and what your experience is (you may also have to study for extra, masters level modules).
    What about IChemE?
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    Why not just continue and complete the MEng?

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    Tbh dont really want to do a Masters if I don't have to. Also another 15k for tuition fees and accommodation. Masters may not be worth the effort and money that needs to be put in
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    (Original post by adam_2198)
    Tbh dont really want to do a Masters if I don't have to. Also another 15k for tuition fees and accommodation. Masters may not be worth the effort and money that needs to be put in
    No I mean stay for MEng, not graduate with a BEng and then doing an MSc. The funding is more straightforward.

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    What about IChemE?
    I don't know about the IChemE specifically I am afraid. It might be worth enquiring about their routes to chartership or using the below too:

    http://www.getchartered.org/check.aspx
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    No I mean stay for MEng, not graduate with a BEng and then doing an MSc. The funding is more straightforward.

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    Honestly my university experience hasn't been the best. I'm a 1st year at Leeds but I'm considering doing a MEng at L'boro or Notts as they are closer to my hometown. Is doing BEng at Leeds and then MEng at another uni possible?
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    (Original post by adam_2198)
    Honestly my university experience hasn't been the best. I'm a 1st year at Leeds but I'm considering doing a MEng at L'boro or Notts as they are closer to my hometown. Is doing BEng at Leeds and then MEng at another uni possible?
    No, you can't graduate with a BEng and then complete a MEng afterwards. The MEng is an undergraduate course, once you've graduated that's it. The MSc would be the only university route after a BEng. (But note as per Smack's link you can instead demonstrate masters-level knowledge through your professional employment later.)

    If you want to change university you should do it sooner rather than later - end of Y1 is probably best. i.e. apply to transfer to L'boro now.
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    Depends how fast you want the chartership. If you want to get internationally recognised (Eg EUR-ING for EU, PEng for Canada and USA), charter-ship is a must. As the engineering profession is not protected in the UK (see: Boiler/Gas Engineers ), chartership ensures you have the capability and proof you are a competent professional engineer.

    If you want to be chartered Fast, MEng is the fastest (9 month for the extra year, October - June/July finish at most unis), and the "added on loan" will never be paid off as either: A: UK salaries are low enough (even for a chartered engineer) that the debt is written off by the time you're up to paying the MEng fees, or B: Out of the country using the MEng elsewhere.

    MSc (accredited by engineering council http://www.engc.org.uk/education-ski...course-search/) is 12 months (Sept - Sept), and unless you have fees and accomodation money saved up / paid for by Mummy and Daddy Banking PLC, you have to get the Postgrad loan, which is paid back *at the same time* as the Undergrad loan, which the MEng uses. See: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/...masters-study/. Any of the decent MSc unis also charge 10k+ (Warwick, UCl, Birmingham, Southampton etc.), so the loan only covers the fees. Bearing in mind the MSc is usually much more technical and intensive for the same goal (chartership), so unless you get on an accredited course in something you want to specialise in.

    I'm currently on MEng Mechanical, I made the choices last year. For me personally I would have liked to do an MSc, but financially it was a huge burden. The MEng money I will never see for the reasons mentioned above.
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    Depends how fast you want the chartership. If you want to get internationally recognised (Eg EUR-ING for EU, PEng for Canada and USA), charter-ship is a must. As the engineering profession is not protected in the UK (see: Boiler/Gas Engineers ), chartership ensures you have the capability and proof you are a competent professional engineer.

    If you want to be chartered Fast, MEng is the fastest (9 month for the extra year, October - June/July finish at most unis), and the "added on loan" will never be paid off as either: A: UK salaries are low enough (even for a chartered engineer) that the debt is written off by the time you're up to paying the MEng fees, or B: Out of the country using the MEng elsewhere.

    MSc (accredited by engineering council http://www.engc.org.uk/education-ski...course-search/) is 12 months (Sept - Sept), and unless you have fees and accomodation money saved up / paid for by Mummy and Daddy Banking PLC, you have to get the Postgrad loan, which is paid back *at the same time* as the Undergrad loan, which the MEng uses. See: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/...masters-study/. Any of the decent MSc unis also charge 10k+ (Warwick, UCl, Birmingham, Southampton etc.), so the loan only covers the fees. Bearing in mind the MSc is usually much more technical and intensive for the same goal (chartership), so unless you get on an accredited course in something you want to specialise in.

    I'm currently on MEng Mechanical, I made the choices last year. For me personally I would have liked to do an MSc, but financially it was a huge burden. The MEng money I will never see for the reasons mentioned above.
    Thanks for your response,
    I think its best i just do an MEng at Leeds as the burden of a MSc is something I can't handle. Hopefully Uni life will get better and I shall enjoy it.
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    Thanks for your response,
    I think its best i just do an MEng at Leeds as the burden of a MSc is something I can't handle. Hopefully Uni life will get better and I shall enjoy it.

    Leeds? Absolutely fantastic! 100% stay there if you can, they are 4th in the UK and are regular top 10s
 
 
 
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