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Date: 22 May 2016   Posted By: Sreejith     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Engineering Jobs   

I just completed BTech Mechanical engineering. Now I'm confused about what to do next.I don't have a decent percentage of marks(maybe around 55%).I'm about to do some certificate courses like MEP,Oil & Gas etc.I have a plan to do Graduate Marine Engineering later.But I personally don't know anyone who did that course. Since GME demands fees about 3 lakh,I think it's risky to go for it without knowing it's scope and job opportunities.
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Author: Kailash Kumar    25 May 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Since the author has already completed B.Tech. in mechanical engineering, it is now time to join a gainful employment. There is no guarantee that even after completing any further course, jobs will become easily available. Further studies can be continued while earning through distance learning mode.
In case the percentage of marks are low in B.Tech., then there are chances of getting low marks in new courses also, in case necessary hard work and efforts are not put in.
Joining a job enables the candidate to acquire valuable practical experience, which helps in getting better jobs in future.
Even if a low paid job is available, then it is better than spending lot of money in acquiring another degree. While earning, the author can save money for paying fees for course of his choice in future.

Author: Venkiteswaran.    26 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

You need to make a proper evaluation of yourself now in two aspects.
1. What is the financial capacity of your family, and whether it can sustain well without your taking up a job also.
2. How strong willed and ready to work you are to pursue with studies and come out with good grades.

For the first, you may have to discuss with your family people also. For the second you only have to assess yourself honestly.

The more you study, and that also in specialised subjects, the quantum of choice also may get limited.
Though the somewhat lesser percentage may not be a big handicap for sometime as you are a fresher, the more you prolong taking up a job will put you in difficulties of getting a job.

So my suggestion is try with sincere efforts to get a job. Then working there, you can plan further whether to continue n the same job, or to get more specialisation in the field of your job and equip yourselves for better career or to quit and take up study.

While trying for a job itself you can take up some short duration courses which will not get affected even if you go for job; or will not cause loss if you have to discontinue in between.

Author: [Anonymous]    26 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Engineering is considered as a professional course which means that engineers are eligible to get a good reputed job after completion of their degree.
There is no need to pursue another graduation course that too without any job certainty.
It is better to get a decent job even at lower pay scale initially. As you have average score in engineering, it will be difficult for you to get good packages. So, join a company and gain experience. This experience will be helpful for your in future to get a good job with good salary.
While working, you can consider a further study option as part time course. Many engineering professional pursue MBA along with their job to enhance their skills and professional profile.

Author: Joyshree    28 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Marine engineering is a very interesting course, if you are intrigued with learning about architectures that are used on or under water. But as you said that you would require a lot of money to study this course. So it is better that you pursue a job right now rather than wasting time over certificate courses.
In fact, the latest news is that Wipro is looking for B.Tech freshers. The salary will be over Rs.30,000. If you get selected for this job, you can continue it for 3-4 years and then pursue your passion, that is, marine engineering. After this course, you will get job offers from shipyards and dockyards. You get to travel a lot and the salary package is also high.

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