• Question: How long did it take to study to become an engineer?

    Asked by HD to Carmel, Steve, Sean, Kath, Alex on 9 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by 563heak28.
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      Stephen Lang answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      As an engineer you never stop studying, whether it be classes or reasearching a particular area, so all of my adult life.

      In more general terms, it depends what type and level of engineer you wish to become.
      You might complete an apprenticeship and complete NVQS, or you might take a more academic route through university, which will take longer, but probably end up with a more responsible job.

      I took the more practical route, so overall it has taken me longer to get to a more reponsible position.

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      Kathryn Thomas answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      Normally 4+ years until you are employed as an engineer, but then as Stephen has said you never stop learning!

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      Carmel Howe answered on 10 Nov 2017:

      formally I have been studying for 24 years! since I started school at 5.Different types of engineering require different levels of academic training but I really like learning so I’m happy.