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Higher Studies Abroad after Completing the B.Tech

The B.Tech is an extremely popular undergraduate engineering degree option in India. Let us look at some postgraduate degree options for B.Tech graduates.

Mahesh Ramani
Abroad Higher Studies after B tech

On completing the B.Tech, students have multiple choices when they plan to study a postgraduate degree abroad. Students can opt for a masters programme in their core engineering or allied subject.

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The B.Tech tends to focus more on the practical aspects of learning and offers a greater insight into the subject and is ideally recommended for those who aspire to work in production, design or manufacturing industries. On completing the B.Tech, students have multiple choices when they plan to study a postgraduate degree abroad. Students can opt for a masters programme in their core engineering or allied subject. This could be an MS in Engineering or a MEng or M.Tech. The naming convention for the postgraduate engineering degree varies from country to country. The core essentials remain the same, but a premier institution will offer more facilities, funding for research and enhanced career support services.

Those who aspire to enter the world of business and management can opt to study an MBA and specialise in a subject relevant to their undergraduate study. Courses like the Masters in Engineering Management and Masters in Information Systems Management are quite popular. Some institutions offer a dual degree.This helpsstudents complete two distinct degrees within 2 years.

Basic Entry Requirements:

Once you decide if you wish to opt for a postgraduate degree in engineering or management, you can choose to write the GRE or the GMAT. Additionally, you would also have to take the IELTS/TOEFL to demonstrate your proficiency in English. Most institutions accept a score of 6.5 on the IELTS to grant admissions. The GRE scores that popular institutions accept range from 310 to 335. A score above 330 in the GRE is considered excellent. Students are advised to cross-check with the institutions where they plan to study for the exact entry requirement scores.

Let us look at some of the most popular postgraduate programmes in 2015 that B.Tech degree holders can opt to study:


The costs vary from country to country and the duration of the masters programme. Most leading universities around the world now offer the one-year accelerated MBA programme, which is quite popular among students. Public universities will be less expensive and offer attractive options to students. Private universities are bound to charge higher fees but offer better facilities and career placement support to students. Costs may range anywhere from INR20 lakhs to INR65 lakhs based on the course you select and where you opt to study.

Popular Study Abroad Destinations:

The USA, the UK and Singapore continue to remain top study abroad destinations; tighter immigration and post-study work laws have made Australia lose its sheen among Indian students. Cost of living in Singapore has sky-rocketed and unless you secure admission in a public university, the expenses rank on par with the USA. It is New Zealand that is the biggest winner in the list, as friendly immigration laws and quality education, prompt more students to apply to New Zealand institutions. A fraction of students also opt to study in Germany, Canada and the Netherlands.

Career Opportunities:

Core engineering postgraduates can find employment in various sectors. There is a huge demand for qualified engineers in the real estate and construction sector, petro-chemical industry, automobile manufacturing and design and development of industrial equipment. Aeronautical engineers are in high demand to work in the government and private aircraft sectors. Computer Science will never go out of fashion and the demand for hardware and software engineers will always remain. Those completing an MBA can choose to work across industries; some may also be inspired to become entrepreneurs. 

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