• Question: What is the benefit of a Meng over a Beng?

    Asked by JOE "THE BEAN" GREEN to Andrew, Angela, Eleanor, Emma, Withdrawn on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Andrew Pidgeon answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      It gives you an advantage when going in for a job interview and also increases your knowledge at a higher level so you can interpret data more effectively.

      Also, to become a chartered engineer, a Masters is part of the ECUK (Engineering Council) requirements to gain professional development. Probably best if you spend a bit of time having a look what a chartered engineer is online 🙂

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      Emma Bradley answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      You can also do an MEng in less time than it takes to do a BEng + a separate masters. For example, I did my MEng in four years, then went straight into work, and got my chartership 4.5 years later because I didn’t have to do anything extra. Other people I know did a BEng in 3 years, went straight into work, and had to then spend some time doing a part time Masters while still working before they could get their professional chartership. So it just depends on what is right for you. Some companies will sponsor you to do the masters as well if you have been working for them for a while.

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      Angela Oliveira Pisco answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      You can learn subjects at a more deeper lever if you do an MEng and it’s definitely an advantage when you’re looking for jobs because usually more qualifications mean higher chances of getting hired.

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      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      I didn’t do an MEng or a BEng, I did a BSc, so I’m not necessarily best placed to answer, but friends of mine who did MEng say they like that there is quite a straightforward career path: Do MEng, apply for Graduate Engineer, work your way up in seniority.

      By comparison my career path has been more fluid and let me do a wider range of different jobs, but the trade-off was there was no pre-made career path for me, I made my own as I went along. Lots of other people wouldn’t want that uncertainty, but for me it was the right choice.