Originally posted by: MAWilson
To my knowledge, MEng is the direct 4 year university path with the MSc is the straight forward further learning path with a relevant BEng (Hons). After a certain amount of time in industry, it is not clear to me the worth of doing a Masters unless you're talking about a specific field of interest which you are involved in. The transferable skills developed will not be that great for the price of the course though the challenge would probably be worth while. CEng can be obtained with a BEng upon IPD assessment which you may find leaves you quite close to the criteria; may be down to 2-4 units of a Masters Course.
In the end it's a personal decision so wish you luck.
Thank you both for your replies, it's much appreciated.
Firstly, I have been told by Academics (i.e. Lecturers, bosses in industry) that the MEng usually carries more weight, as it offers more variety, while the MSc less so, even though it is more specialised and requires "a period of further study". I would like to break into Subsea Engineering, for instance (I'm in the Power/Electrical industry at the moment) so an MSc seems ideal, but I am considering both avenues.
Which brings me to MosheW's question...
When in my final year, they decided to phase out the BEng I was on, with an IET-accredited BEng. I had the same path (some had to drop back a year) except for one (expensive) module and so decided that, rather than drag my studies on for another unnecessary year, I stayed with the non-accredited degree.
I would hate to think ONE 1st YEAR MODULE will count against me in the future, though...