I did my A Levels and then spent 4 years at university doing a masters degree to become a chemical engineer. I am now studying for a doctorate so that I can work in research – the doctorate is another 4 years of training.
The degree is definitely hard at times but if you enjoy it and are interested in the things you are doing then it is also enjoyable.
Well I started off by doing 2 years of A-Level and then a 4-year MEng degree so in total 6 years. There are definitely hard bits here and there but if you keep your eyes on your final goal, you’ll get through it.
I would say it takes about 2-5 years to become a good engineer and it wasn’t too hard. If you put in the work it actually gets easier with time. If you take the uni route you can probably get there a bit quicker.