Can I pursue a Master's in Engineering after completing an undergraduate degree in Physics ? If so , which fields of engineering are applicable ?
I have a BS in Physics and went to grad school for an MSEE. Either mechanical or electrical engineering with have lots of overlap. What I found was that I had to take several undergrad EE classes before the graduate classes. They were essentially repeats so paying for credits wasn't fun, but the classes were much easier. I was working in optics so I was able to take solid-state physics classes which made me happy.
A key benefit of getting an engineering masters is the value it holds. In physics, you really need to get a PhD for good job prospects. Think about what type of industry you want to work in. You may find a company that will sponsor your graduate work.
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Good news is you won't be limited to a particular field, on the contrary, you will have the base to explore whatever engineering field suits your interests better.
Choice of engineering field will have to be guided through the things you most enjoy doing. Usually engineering field will determine what are the types of problems you enjoy solving most.
Hope this helps and good luck.
I graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry. I worked for two years in a Microbiology Lab before going on to Graduate School. I had become very interested in the Field of Water Resources. So I attended the Civil Engineering Dept. at the University of Washington and got a Masters Degree in Engineering. I then worked nearly my entire career with various national consulting firms. About ten years into my career I took and passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) test, which is typically taken by engineering student in their junior or senior year. Shortly after that I passed the Professional Engineering exam and got my PE License. I have been very happy with my decision to pursue an engineering career as it has been a source of great personal satisfaction and success in my Life.
Most engineering disciplines are based upon Physics. So your College Degree places you in an excellent position to pursue an engineering graduate degree. A Physics Degree will give you a good grounding for civil, mechanical, aerospace, computer and electrical are engineering disciplines, at the very least. I encourage you to move forward into a rewarding career in engineering.
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Yes, you can very well pursue a Master's in Engineering after completing an undergraduate degree in Physics. Actually, that is the best approach because an undergraduate degree in Physics is a great foundation for a Master's in Engineering. If you were to look at most undergraduate engineering curriculum you will notice that Physics are the foundational courses to understanding the engineering concepts. I have always thought of Physics as the essential building blocks for any engineering curriculum.