• Question: What qualifications do you need to become a engineer

    Asked by 09glena1 to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 13 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by 09jakin1, abdi549, putptso01.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 11 Mar 2012:

      @09glena1: To be an engineer, from school you need maths and ideally one or more of physics, chemistry, design and technology, which takes you onto university for a degree in one of the many “engineer” courses that are available. After a couple of years working you become a “Chartered Engineer” which means you are then able to call yourself “an Engineer”. Regards Robin

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      To add to what Robin has said, you can also become an engineer by doing an apprenticeship instead of a university course, but if you want to become Chartered then you will have to do a bit of extra studying afterwards.