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    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a 2019 application into one of these 3 fields, however don't know which one to go into. I am very interested in energy, the environment, etc, but I also don't want to do a degree for 3-4 years and walk out with a crap salary.

    Can someone direct me to which of these degrees would follow my interests, but also pay well in the job prospects.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Harrystangerr)
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a 2019 application into one of these 3 fields, however don't know which one to go into. I am very interested in energy, the environment, etc, but I also don't want to do a degree for 3-4 years and walk out with a crap salary.

    Can someone direct me to which of these degrees would follow my interests, but also pay well in the job prospects.

    Thank you.
    Is this for undergraduate?
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    Is this for undergraduate?
    Yeah, Undergraduate study for 2019
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    Yeah, Undergraduate study for 2019
    You'd be better served by doing your undergrad in a traditional discipline, such as electrical/electronics, mechanical, chemical or civil. I don't think you can do energy or nuclear at undergrad and only a few universities offer petroleum. For something like these, you're better off either specialising at postgrad or going straight in with a traditional discipline engineering degree.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    You'd be better served by doing your undergrad in a traditional discipline, such as electrical/electronics, mechanical, chemical or civil. I don't think you can do energy or nuclear at undergrad and only a few universities offer petroleum. For something like these, you're better off either specialising at postgrad or going straight in with a traditional discipline engineering degree.
    Thanks for that information. If this is so then, which of these traditional engineering undergraduate degrees would be best suited to specialise in the energy sector?
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    (Original post by Harrystangerr)
    Thanks for that information. If this is so then, which of these traditional engineering undergraduate degrees would be best suited to specialise in the energy sector?
    It depends on what kind of role you're looking for; for example, if you want to be a mechanical engineer, then mech eng, if you want to be an electrical engineering, then electrical and electronics eng, etc. Of course, there are hundreds of different engineering roles in the energy sector, but the vast majority of them you're going to be qualified for with a degree in a traditional engineering discipline.

    I would say it would be more useful to look at the different disciplines, what they entail, and which would suit you the most, rather than trying to narrow in on something really broad like the energy industry.
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    (Original post by Harrystangerr)
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a 2019 application into one of these 3 fields, however don't know which one to go into. I am very interested in energy, the environment, etc, but I also don't want to do a degree for 3-4 years and walk out with a crap salary.

    Can someone direct me to which of these degrees would follow my interests, but also pay well in the job prospects.

    Thank you.
    I'd say petroleum might not have the best long term career prospects since most energy companies are trying to diversify away from oil into gas and renewables!
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It depends on what kind of role you're looking for; for example, if you want to be a mechanical engineer, then mech eng, if you want to be an electrical engineering, then electrical and electronics eng, etc. Of course, there are hundreds of different engineering roles in the energy sector, but the vast majority of them you're going to be qualified for with a degree in a traditional engineering discipline.

    I would say it would be more useful to look at the different disciplines, what they entail, and which would suit you the most, rather than trying to narrow in on something really broad like the energy industry.
    Thank you. You've really helped!
 
 
 
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