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FAlonso Mar1-12 02:12 AM

Are my reasons to go for Masters wrong?
 
I am now in final semester of Mechanical Engineering and planning to do masters straightaway after my graduation. I do not have any plans of PhD in future but I mainly want to do masters (abroad) to:

- Enter foreign (European) market
- Gain a higher level understanding of things
- Familiarize with new procedures and techniques in engineering
- Would be hard to go for studies after 2,3 years of work

I do not have any problem with being an entry level professional after MS and being paid same as an undergrad. But in long run, am I doing the right thing or I should take a break before I go for masters.

I am targetting German universities for masters mainly believing Germany has opportunities for mechanical engineers due to its industrial activities.

flyingsleuth Mar1-12 03:49 AM

Re: Are my reasons to go for Masters wrong?
 
Only you can truly answer the question but to me your reasoning to continue your education to make you stand out from the crowd is sound.

smashbrohamme Mar1-12 04:40 AM

Re: Are my reasons to go for Masters wrong?
 
Get your masters, your in the zone!!

mal4mac Mar1-12 05:49 AM

Re: Are my reasons to go for Masters wrong?
 
Sounds like a man with a good plan.

I wouldn't dismiss other European countries 'out of hand' though. For instance, France is definitely the place for Nuclear, and the UK is strong in aerospace...

FAlonso Mar1-12 09:19 AM

Re: Are my reasons to go for Masters wrong?
 
Thanks all of you for your replies.

To me Germany appears more student friendly as their tuition fees are negligible. Living expenses are an issue but I hope to land some minor job to support them as well. France's ParisTech uni seems good in its courses too but I guess despite the programs being in English, knowledge of French before starting studies is must.

UK appealed to me a lot but its too expensive for me unfortunately.


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