• Question: What qualifications do you need?

    Asked by DarceyH on 4 Mar 2021. This question was also asked by JadeT, MiracleA.
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      Vittawat Dolbandarnchoke answered on 4 Mar 2021:

      This depends on what career path you decided to pursue, but for all engineering related fields, you would at least need a university degree in engineering or science related field. However, in some rare cases, an engineering consultant can come from a more diverse background as well. For example, some of my colleagues graduated from university with a degree in history, english literature, and even psychology! They are all superb engineering consultants in our company.

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      Emma Robertson answered on 26 Mar 2021:

      It depends on what career you want and also what type of engineering you want to go into. If you want to get a university degree, you generally need A-levels (or equivalent) to do this, but some apprenticeships do offer a university degree as part of the apprenticeship. To do an apprenticeship, depending on the level the company may ask for some GCSEs or A-levels.

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      Sarah-Jane Potts answered on 27 Mar 2021:

      It varies quite alot depending on what path you would want to take: university, apprenticeship etc. If you go the university route there are many different types of engineering courses to choose from with a range of different grade requirements. If you go the university route many employers will take people on with an engineering based degree with a 2:1 or higher, with a few requiring a masters. I’ve gone the academic route so I also needed to do an engineering doctorate to get my role. As engineering uses a broad skill set, I also have colleuges who have done degrees in physics, chemistry, maths and even geology prior to doing a doctorate related to engineering so there are many different routes.