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Engineering Masters in mechanical engineering after a bachelor in NE

  1. Mar 30, 2017 #1
    Hi, is it logicial to get a masters in mechanical engineering after a bachelor of nuclear engineering ? is that going to give more options when it comes to applying for jobs ? expanding opportunities ?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
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  3. Mar 30, 2017 #2
    Purchasing a degree? How do you purchase a bachelor degree?
  4. Mar 30, 2017 #3
    What I meant is after finishing bachelor " didn't mean letterally purchase " in my mother language purchase can be used as a metaphor such as approaching a degree, cheers.
  5. Mar 30, 2017 #4
    Typically, you are identified by the nature of your last degree, and ME usually has more job options than NE. That said, unless you take a lot of undergraduate courses, you may find yourself not quite fully prepared. As an NE, I presume that you have had a lot of heat transfer, probably some fluids, and things like that. But, where do you stand on the machine design topics (statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, vibrations, theory of machines, machine design)? These seem to me like the place you may still be short, even it it is not fully evident to potential employers.

    Also, what do you mean by "purchasing" an NE degree? This is a curious way to describe this.
  6. Mar 30, 2017 #5
    thank you for the reply, I took thermodynamics fluid heat transfer thermal hydraulics, and NPPS.

    so do u thing masters in ME can give me more options ? in nuclear field ?

    purchasing is used as a metaphor in my mother language sorry I guess it's a mistake I just translated directly to English my bad.
  7. Mar 30, 2017 #6
    Take what I say with a grain of salt because I myself am not an engineer, but my father had took far beyond what was needed for civil engineering discipline. After he had finished his civil engineering bachelors, for his masters he also did mining and product engineering ontop of his plate. I don't know the exact details, but it did not do anything for him. He never went in to mining or product, and he has stayed in civil for the past 25 years. Whilst he is doing well right now, I doubt that it helped him along the way having more disciplines in his belt.
  8. Mar 30, 2017 #7
    A ME degree will certainly give you more options, both in the nuclear area and elsewhere. A MS in NE would also give you more options. It is largely a matter of what you want to do. Do you want to remain in nuclear, or are you looking to broaden your horizons?
  9. Mar 30, 2017 #8
    so masters in ME is more preferable ?, my aim is energy companies or reactors designing companis
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