Originally posted by 104625
Ok I am thinking of going back to uni to do a masters in info tech...........I do not know what to do, should I go for it or not? I am even considering mechanical engineering...DANG so much to think about.........
My post may be more of a problem than a solution. I've done an Associate Diploma of Mechanical Engineering at TAFE before working in that field for 4 years, and at the present time I'm studying for my Bachelor of IT at Uni (decided to have a career change).
I was thinking of doing Mech Eng at Uni instead of IT, the reason I picked IT was it was only 3 years, alot more fun to study, and good pay at the end of it. The only reason I would've done Mech Eng is to start my own business, but the business idea I had, probably won't be any help for you in Victoria, as there are a few around.
I wanted to become an Automotive Engineer, engineering modified cars and issuing engineer certificates (only need a Mechanical Engineers Uni degree). A few years ago, the old man and myself built a Jeep, but it needed an engineers report, the problem we had, all the engineers in Perth dealt solely with imports, or hotrods, no one wanted to touch modified cars. We managed to con one of the engineering firms to take a look at it; they were impressed, and engineered the car for us.
This gave me an idea, get my degree, and engineer modified cars in Perth as this was a market place no one wanted to enter. I floated the idea to all my mates (who were rev heads) and a few car clubs I was connected with and got overwhelming support. I knew that if I did it, I would have the customers, and also realized, I wouldnĺt need to do complete cars, I could charge a base rate for such things as harnesses and other small things people get defected for. Also, the going rate for an engineer was $100 an hour, I found that out the hard way, I rang our engineer 4 times at 2 minutes a call, but when I got the bill, realised he charged his time in 15 minute lots, so these 4 phone calls cost me $100 :shifty:
Would this be the perfect job? working with cars all day every day, getting to drive some of the biggest animals on the streets, meeting some amazing people and good contacts, and getting paid very well to do it, HELL YEH!!!!!!
Why did I go into IT? I don't know, now leave me alone, I need to find some Prozac, I'm feeling mighty depressed.