I am currently folllowing an MSc in Aerospace engineering. Because I had rather good results in my Ba, I am elected to follow an Honour(s) Track. They're not really consistent with the s .
Anyway, this Honours Track is a 30 study points (1 year = 60 study points) extra which must be completed during your MSc. In other words, you must push 150 study points in 2 years (normally 120 points). You are allowed to take a few months extra, but in theory it is meant to be completed within the 2 years of the MSc.
I have not decided yet whether I will do this Honours Track. IN fact I should have decided that in September, but my faculty and its infinite efficiency have organised the first information about the honours track whatsoever today...
I feel this could be a nice extra on my CV, and give more depth to my study. It could also be a nice preparation for a PhD. I'm not sure at all that I will do a PhD though.
On the other hand, we must be realistic: it's not like I don't have any degree without that honours track. I will still have an MSc in the top study of the Netherlands. Other considerations: after 4 years, I start to really hate the examinations and tasks. I'm not looking forward to 30 extra points in exams and tasks... Plus the MSc is heavy enough as is. Thanks to the infinite efficiency of the faculty again, it is virtually impossible to fit your lectures, internship and thesis in 2 years. Some extra months must be taken into account already. And during these years, I'll know what to do with my time. I could work harder, but I don't feel a lot like doing so . I'd rather spend the "free" time for my hobbies and the S.O. Again, I'm still doing a full blown MSc so it's not like I'm lazy. It's just that I hate the exams and don't feel like working even more for my study.
But of course, there's that special note "honours track" on the diploma if I would do it...
Any comments, tips, info? Does anyone have experience with something comparable to the Honours Track from any perspective?