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Programs Can I enroll in a physics PhD program after BS in engineering?

  1. Apr 11, 2016 #1
    I have a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from a good university in India. I studied physics in Senior Secondary(10+1,10+2). But I have no individual research experience in physics at bachelors level because in the engineering college we had no choice of major/minor subjects like they get is U.S. or other countries. My knowledge in Physics is equivalent to that of a high school student. I thought of getting admission in M.Sc. Physics but realized that I need a lot of practice to be good at the subjects that form the base of those in the masters course. Can I enroll for a PhD program after my bachelors with no research experience. If no, what should I do to change it?
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  3. Apr 11, 2016 #2

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    Even if you were accepted, you would not be able to complete the program.
  4. Apr 12, 2016 #3


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    How do you only physics knowledge at the high school level if you have a degree in engineering? There is a huge overlap, especially with mechanical engineering and physics...
  5. Apr 13, 2016 #4
    You have got to be underestimating your knowledge of physics if you have a BS in engineering. They are far too related. I would think you're close to a physics majors skills minus a few upper division courses.
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