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How to switch from B.Tech Mechanical to MSc Physics (Nuclear Physics)?

  1. Nov 3, 2014 #1
    Hello Everyone,

    This post is with regards to queries for which I am still struggling to find answer. I am really confused about what to do in future.

    My question is how to do a MSc in Physics or Nuclear Physics after completing B.Tech?

    I will be explaining my situation below and I will try to be as short as possible.

    B.Tech Mechanical Engineering (Specialisation: Nuclear Engineering), 2014 (India)
    When I joined the program, it was Nuclear Science and Technology which was later changed to what I mentioned above. I was expecting it to be leaned more towards Nuclear Physics. It hardly contained subjects with regards to it. Well it is definitely a mistake at my end that I did not look what courses they offer, but that was just due to lack of awareness about how to select programs.

    Area which I really enjoy learning
    Nuclear Science (Nuclear Physics)
    Also Thermal Science, but I want to end up in Nuclear Physics
    {I know I like Nuclear Physics, because whenever I study any concept or any topics related to Nuclear Physics, I enjoy it and no negative point comes into my mind unlike other things that I read, which I tend to stop reading after few threads}

    What I want to do in future
    Initially work in a Nuclear Physics related industrial field for research
    After gaining enough confidence, I would like to shift to the line of teaching along with research (this decision is something I can make later, so not a big issue right now)

    Some experiences
    Internship and lab experiences (in university) in medical physics (nuclear medicines and radiation therapy)
    Internship in thermal and fluids domain (Did a project in CFD)
    Final year project in thermal domain (heat exchanger design aspects of fast neutron reactors)

    Issues I am facing currently
    I still want to pursue Nuclear Physics, but the eligibility to it is I require a BSc in physics or mathematics.

    Also, I am looking for my higher studies in Canada, but the point is can I get something outside of the field I have experience in?
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  3. Nov 4, 2014 #2
    You need to be even more specific with your question. The answer to your question is to simply apply to a program and away you go :)
  4. Nov 4, 2014 #3
    Thank you for the reply.

    My exact query is that I need to get into MSc Nuclear Physics, but the requirement for it is BSc Physics or Mathematics and I am B.Tech Nuclear Engineer. So how to proceed with it?
  5. Nov 4, 2014 #4
    Sounds like you've already answered your question. Looks like you need a different degree. Have you talked to advisors at the school's you are looking at?
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