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Topic Title: Upgrading from BEng (Hons) to the MEng
Topic Summary: From a CAREER point of view, is it worth it?
Created On: 01 February 2013 04:04 PM
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 01 February 2013 04:04 PM
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CelticHeathen

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Hi all,

I felt this was the most appropriate forum to post this on, although it also ties in with future registration criteria.

Basically, I am aware that the CEng requirement, academically, is for the Masters, but in reality (and I mean looking at the OVERALL picture, for the next generation of Engineers like myself) will it confer a discernible advantage in the jobs market to have an MEng over a BEng (Hons)?

In my current job, it is of no consequence whatsoever if I choose to upgrade and so at present I am 50/50 over whether I will do it. The title of "CEng" may still be coveted at present, but will that still be the case in the future, as the British economy continues to fail and industry dwindles yet further?
 04 February 2013 12:12 PM
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amandalewin

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I think its only a real advantage if your applying for a graduate position as it gives you a bit of a boost over those who don't have it. After working for a while I think work place experience is much more important.

As for CEng I'm hoping that it won't become less coveted as I see it as a major goal in my career. A lot of job profiles specifically ask for CEng but then that could just be overzealous recruitment agencies.

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 24 March 2013 02:25 AM
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GodisGreat

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If you already have a job as an engineer, then upgrading to an MEng should not be one of your priorities.

I think CEng status will, at present and for many years to come, be coveted in engineering world, you should not think your career is tied to this country, while the economy is shrinking in the UK, it is expanding in other parts of the world.
 25 March 2013 12:28 PM
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CelticHeathen

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Originally posted by: GodisGreat

If you already have a job as an engineer, then upgrading to an MEng should not be one of your priorities.



I think CEng status will, at present and for many years to come, be coveted in engineering world, you should not think your career is tied to this country, while the economy is shrinking in the UK, it is expanding in other parts of the world.


By "the UK", I take it you mean England? Speak for yourselves. Engineering is still strong in Scotland and will be for several years to come.
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