Does placement year provide any boost to job prospects ?Watch
I am an international student who looks forward for a successful career after completing my masters from one of the UK university. Even though the courses are for 1 years( masters in mechanical engineering with management), some unis offer a placement year. Is it really worth pursuing the placement year offered by lower ranked unis or should I go for 1 year course from higher ranked unis?
A placement year can provide a huge boost to your job prospects. But whether you think it's worth the extra year - which, although typically paid quite reasonably, will still likely be a fair bit less than a graduate salary - is up to you to weigh up. A placement year certainly isn't a prerequisite for securing a job, but any relevant experience can help a lot.
Rankings don't matter, but some universities have better offerings in the engineering field than others, and also stronger links with industry which can help securing a job. It's more about comparing individual universities vs rankings.
Universities for a mechanical engineering MSc? There are lots and I can't advise specifics about universities that I haven't attended, I'm afraid. Generally speaking, universities have better links with industry geographically close to them, so if you have a specific sector in mind, then it's probably better to study at a university that is close to it. Do you have any specific career aspirations in mind?