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Topic Title: Hnc Electrical Engineering, What next??
Topic Summary: I'm trying to get a bit of advice on what to do after I've completed my HNC
Created On: 01 April 2012 04:19 AM
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 01 April 2012 04:19 AM
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Hi there,
I'm looking for a bit of advice on what to do next? I am 33 years old and a time served Approved Electrician with 13 years time served experience in all different industries, petrochemical and heavy industrial, control systems through to domestic and commercial projects. I also have 4 years supervisory experience of managing large industrial and petrochemical jobs and delivering them on time/ budget. I am currently working offshore in an electrical maintenance position on an oil rig in the North Sea working a 2 on/ 2off rota.
I started a part time HNC Electrical Engineering nearly 2 years ago and have my graded unit final exam in May which I'm confident of passing.
I am looking for some advice on what to do next. I got in contact with Glasgow Caledonian University but was told that I couldn't do a part time degree because I would miss out on 2 weeks at a time because of my offshore work. I would like to do a degree and was wondering if anyone had any advice as to where to do it and how to go about doing it or whether an HND would be the best thing for me to do? Also if I was to do a degree , what would be the best degree to do to keep me working within the oil and gas industry and be attractive to future employers?
All help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
 02 April 2012 03:03 PM
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I have found a couple of courses that can be taken either full-time or online as follows:

Although the usual entry requirements are an honours degree, they will take on candidates with other qualifications if they can provide evidence of relevant experience. Judging by your age and experience, I reckon you could get accepted.

You might also want to contact the Energy Institute for advise on further studies in oil and gas engineering.

Here's more literature relevant to the oil and gas industry. Pages 35-42 covers higher education courses relevant to the oil and gas industry.


Edited: 02 April 2012 at 03:10 PM by mbirdi

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