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Old 02-21-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm currently a junior petroleum engineering and will graduate next year.
I'm thinking about getting a master in petroleum or bachelor in mechanical engineering.
ME obviously gives you more option of finding a job in the future (I was unable to find any co-op or internship in my undergraduate) but a master is more tempting but I have to take GRE which I am not good at.
What do you guys think?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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If you are a pet engineering major, and getting through the program with decent grades, then your GRE will probably be better than you might expect. Engineers rip up in math on the GRE. You might have to brush up on the verbal part, but there are practice guides. My 2 part GRE was about 200 pts. higher than my 2 part SAT, just because of the rigors of college. Do you really want to be a petroleum engineer and work in that sector, or will the various types of work available to you as a graduate mechanical engineer satisfy you? Only you can answer that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Two BS degrees are not twice as good as one. Consider taking elective courses to get background in Mech E. Then either go for a job that is Mech E oriented or apply for a Mech E master's program.

Not everyone in graduate programs has a BS in the exact same field.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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With an ABET degree in Petroleum you could get into a Masters program in Mechanical Engineering without really having to take extra class'
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Depends on your career preferences.

A masters in Petroleum will get you a fabulous job in North Dakota.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Thanks you guys for the advice! But I heard MS in mechanical engineering is extremely competitive, isn't it?
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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My sister got one at NJIT
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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OP has been gone for two and a half years. I am sure he figured it out by now.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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OP has been gone for two and a half years. I am sure he figured it out by now.
I know no one reads.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I'm currently a junior petroleum engineering and will graduate next year.
I'm thinking about getting a master in petroleum or bachelor in mechanical engineering.
ME obviously gives you more option of finding a job in the future (I was unable to find any co-op or internship in my undergraduate) but a master is more tempting but I have to take GRE which I am not good at.
What do you guys think?
Try the GRE, see how you do (get the prep book), then see if the choice is even available to you. If so, get back to us.
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