3 Things To Look For When Studying Engineering
If you’re one of the 120,000 students who have just finished their A/L then you must be looking to study engineering as a degree, here are some quick tips on how to choose a solid engineering programme. Maybe this is the first major decisions you’ll have to take in your life but here’s why making a smart choice in choosing engineering degrees and pathways is important – you’re going to be the hottest talent out there in 2020 or 2021.
You can’t afford to make silly mistakes like choosing colleges based on popularity or peer pressure.
So bookmark this page, or share it with someone who wants to study engineering because these tips are going to be critical.
1. Choose an engineering that is focused on the future
There are 3 traditional areas of engineering Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, and Civil. Mechanical and Civil involve a ton of calculations and are very challenging places and jobs to work in. In fact, with pre-fabrication and BIM emerging, there may be no purpose for these roles soon.
Electrical & Electronics, however, is the breath of life of so many startups and multi-billion dollar companies. It’s also the basis on which smart phones, internet, and computers work. This is one field that is not going anywhere.
Also look into fields that merge areas since those will be highly demanded by industry. One example is a the degree in mechatronics (a combination of electronics and mechanical). These are the guys that would be trained to build machines and robots that replace humans in the future. Pretty cool huh!
2. Choose something that fits your purpose
Find the company you want to look for and check out their job postings. If they list that qualification you’re going for as a desired trait, then rest assured that this will be a good choice for you. For our students, many of them start looking in year 1 and year 2. This still leaves you a bit of time to fine tune what you want in work and life.
3. Choose a programme with lots of practical and hands-on sessions
In your A/L practical sessions were maybe just 2-3 hours in a whole semester but in engineering, practicals are life. Nobody wants a theoretical engineer. Ask your schools about lab sessions and how much time they spend in the lab. Also ask about the equipment in there and who maintains it.
For those of you who are interested in finding a good programme that meets all these requirements, check out our Diploma In Engineering Technology. It was developed to help engineering students to have a strong foundation on the basic of the subjects before starting the degree studies. It is also recognized by our University partners for guaranteed access to the degree courses here or in the UK. It is packed full of hands on practical sessions and is ideal for younger crowds so they can study a basic first year, then choose what they want to do in university, without wasting time.
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