I got a query from one of the followers and the blog. The query was about changing the fields in MS. Many students are interested to change their fields in MS because of many reasons. The question asked by the student was “I have completed my BE in Mechanical Engineering and I wanted to change my field to Computer Science (CS) in MS. Is it possible to change my field to CS ? Also I got placed into top Multi National Company (MNC) which is software company. My queries are as follows:
Q 1) If I work in that company for 2 yrs and than apply for MS , would I still have to do the prerequisites given by the respective university or could I be exempted from doing the prerequisites by showing my 2 yrs of experience in the relevant field?
Q 2) I have an Aggregate of 85% in my academics, as I got this Aggregate in Mechanical Engineering. Will it be useful for Profile Evaluation for MS in CS ?”
Answer From Admin: –
Firstly, I would suggest you to go through this previous post that I had posted few months ago with respect to the same topic. Please click this link: – Change Of Field In MS. Next, I will answer to your questions asked by you.
A 1) Firstly, If you are not aware of what are pre-requisites in MS, then please click on this link: – Complete Information On What Are Pre-Requisites. If you have an experience in a software industry for more than 1 year then you can be exempted from doing the pre-requisite courses. This decision entirely depends on the admission committee. Mostly if you have a work experience in a software industry then you will be exempted from the pre-requisite courses.
Make sure you mention in the SOP that you have gained experience in the IT field by working in the software company. Also mention that you have a sound knowledge on the courses that the University has for CS. Just try to state that you have enhanced the knowledge in the field of IT by working in the software company. This should help you to get exempted from doing the pre-requisite.
A 2) Profile Evaluation depends on lots of factors. You will be evaluated based on your GPA + GRE + TOEFL + SOP + LOR + Resume. Your GPA will certainly help you as they will only look at the percentage. Since you have a good percentage, it will certainly help you during admission process. Even though you got this aggregate in Mechanical Engineering, they will consider this percentage while evaluating you.
To Conclude: –
I hope I was able to clear your doubts. Make sure you mention in your SOP that you have enhanced your knowledge in IT by working in software company and also mention the subjects in which you have enhanced your knowledge. These subjects should match the curriculum of the University.
All The Best.