Engineering Degree Question

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Student123, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Student123

    Student123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi everyone,

    I have questions I couldn't answer by myself and I am looking for some help.

    I am currently completing an engineer degree in my country and I may have the opportunity to get a second engineering degree (Msc) at a famous well ranked US University, so a US and better rated diploma. However, this means 25 000 $ of investment and an additional 6 months duration to the initial one for the "basic engineering degree".

    I want to be an airline pilot, so to go to a flight school after engineering school, and I should have the money for the initial formation and maybe type rating, but it will be hard to get the money for "line training" (or "pay to fly" if I well understood), especially if taking the additional US engineering degree.

    Two questions :

    - Is line training necessary still nowadays to be able to expect an airline job in a reasonable time ? I know it's a questionable method but I read that many pilots had to go this way, and because I went through an engineer degree, I'll start aviation quite late compared to people starting at 18 (I'll be five years older at least).

    - Is there any advantage to get the US well rated engineering degree in addition to the one known only in my country ? Do airlines care ? Or as long as they see "Engineer Degree" the rank of the university doesn't matter ?

    I am ready to go anywhere in the world to fly an airliner, not only US or Canada.

    Thanks in advance for your advice !
     
  2. SOA2

    SOA2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    6

    I would be very skeptical of any Masters degree in Engineering that can be earned in only 6 months. I have an ME (Master of Engineering) but I also completed the requirements for an MS in Engineering. It took over a year.
     
  3. Student123

    Student123 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's a partnership, it's 1 year in the US school but adds only 6 months to the total duration.
     
  4. Insp4

    Insp4 Veteran

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,122
    Likes Received:
    620

Share This Page