Originally posted by: chrismcf
I have a dilema - currently I am IEng ( 8 months ago) and have almost completed the 4th year of 6 for a part time degree in Electrical Engineering at a scottish Uni, the course is acredited by the IET.
My goal is to become CEng as soon as possible to allow for emigration to Canada.
I work for a large power company, write specifcations and deliver technically complicated transmission multi million pound projects. I have over 10 years work expereince.
I have 2 choices either A) Stay on and complete BEng honours degree - this will take 2 years of further education and delay my families plans
B) Complete a BEng in 6 months time ( no honours) and apply for CEng now.
With option B and my relevant work experince am I eligabile to apply and acheive CEng?
I previously sent CV to PAR and and I may require more in competencies A+B.
Can anyone assist if they believe staying on at Uni for an extra 18 months is worth it to acheive an Honours qualification, or should I just go for normal BEng??
From my experience of migrating to Australia I would strongly advise that you do the honours. It's very stressful moving countries and jobs and you may not be able to find an employer to support further study or the job demands or location may prevent it. I would do it whilst you have the opportunity. Don't worry Canada will still need engineers in 2 years time.