Stem degree for aged people(5 weird questions)

It is late for aged people to have a stem degree? or it is not late. So dreams could be achieved although of the age issue. So in this article, we’re going to respond to the most popular question related to aged people who want to join stem classes.

Is to late to start stem degree for aged people

There is no limit to pursuing studies as much as the interest is present. The only prerequisite is to support the stem class’s demands. For a lot of people who might discover lately, they passion or have in interest to go in the market job thorough stem degree it is a good reason.

So for aged people stem or non-stem is not the question. As long as they have the capacity to absorb and deal with mathematical stem subjects there is no problem and could be useful to build alternative careers.

Especially for people who had the dream of working in stem fields like engineering or programming.

according to Gradschoolhub have the average of graduate students is 33 years old. people don’t graduate early due to a lot of circumstances and complications. So the age factor is merely a number that doesn’t influence.

There are people at 36 who still studying medicine and engineering and want to achieve their dream. So it’s questions of persistence and determination.

According to oldest, In 2015 “Atomic Leow” from Singapore was the oldest medicine student who graduated with a 66-year-old. That truly indicates that age is just a number compared to the will and perseverance of a person.

Is it too late to become an engineer?

It is not late to start a journey and become an engineer as much as you are ready to invest time and money. You could do summer classes to accelerate the process. So it depends on how you are diligent and ready to sacrifice.

There is a lot of students who go to the military after school. which makes them ask a lot about this subject.

There are a lot of people in their mid-forties who start their journey in engineering. Some of them could have engineering as a second major, others switching careers. So the question is just to calculate how much time would be taking and afford the cost of it.

If you already have a stem degree and want more flexible or high pay jobs a lot of people do that. So they invest in a new engineering career.

Some employers prefer to hire stem aged graduates because they have experience from their previous jobs and hobbies. Moreover, aged graduates have the ability to integrate easily into the work environment.

According to Superscholar, at the age of 97 “Allan Stewart” graduated as an engineer in clinical science from the southern cross university in new south Wall. So, when we look at this age we don’t have anything to talk more about.

Switching to a stem career in your 30s or 40s

Switching to a stem career in your 30s or 40s is not easy and flexible as young students could do. But still not possible it just needs some strategies to follow to make the smooth transitions without facing major problems.

Even if you are in your latest 40s, 45, 46, or even 50s you still have 20 years of work in front. So, it is worth it to spend every minute on something we love and care about. The only things needed are being serious and having information about the direction.

So what you need to make this transition?

To be rational and away from flashy motivational words you need 3 essential elements to continue this project.

  • time
  • energy
  • money


So for someone who wants to switch, it is impossible to go for it directly. most of us have responsibilities jobs family and expenses to cover. that is to say, going and having a part-time plan

Having a degree by doing part-time studies is going to take between 5 to 10 years. In other words, if you want to award a master’s degree in the stem it will require you to be consistent and work for the next 5 to 10 years.

It depends on the effort you will deploy. You could have it in less time but the average range is between 5 and 10 years. the harder you work the closer you get to a degree. That is to say, working 3 to 4 hours a day excepting weekends.


The average cost of a stem degree requires investing between $60.000 and $80.000 depending on the specialization. So you have to be ready to invest this amount of money and regulate your financial situation.

That is to say, at least you need to spend $5000 per month. The more program is lasting the more fees to consider. As an expectation, the degree could reach the roof of $100 000 in 10 years or more than that.

So spending this amount of money must be for primordial reasons.


What is good about energy is like having a balance. We have energy on one side of the weighing pan and time, money on another side. The more energy you spend the more time and expenses to reduce.

That is simple Because getting a degree in 5 years will be less expensive than 10 years of hustling times.

The energy question depends on different circumstances and disponibility. So the journey is not expected to be easy. But it could be worthing for a lot of people who want to sacrifice to be happier and stable in their life.

So having this transition is not easy and the key to getting to the finish line is being persistent and pushing against pushbacks.

Is possible going back to college between 60s and 80s?

it sounds weird to hear from someone old to go back to college in their 80s. But a lot of people have done it. So, if many people have done anyone could do it.

Some universities have some senior programs which allow them to integrate and obtain their degrees. there are a lot of people in their 70s and even 80s working together with 21-year-old on different projects.

So it is possible to go back for aged people in this age and have a college degree.

There are many stem-aged students who got their degree at this age. So could you imagine the oldest college students graduates is an engineer? “Atomic Leon” was awarded an engineering degree at age of 66, while there are many examples to talk about.

If we have an example 66 years old means getting a degree in pharmacy. So what to expect from younger people?.

For people above the 70s, the degree might not have a financial value. But if the studies are enjoyable and the college environment is interesting. So the good reasons are presents. Also, being healthy enough to do the tasks is essential.

Especially there are colleges that are offering free fees to seniors. So it’s a good opportunity to take advantage of.

Actually, some young students love working with older students. As a result, they feel that older students are more balanced and experienced people. So aged students are a great source of wisdom and experience.

Being in college and having a Stem degree as an aged people or non-stem student degree, is a great source of inspiration for all young students.

It is possible to find a stem job over 60 year old?

It is hard but not impossible. There are some examples of people who got their jobs after their 60s. Google hired some people over 60 years old. Sometimes companies are looking for valuable experience, So, they don’t have any problem with the age. As long as the work can be done.

Being hired at this age requires an applier to prove the reasons to be hired. So, the principal reason is to have a long and priceless experience.

Being hired at this age seems difficult but a lot of people have done it. So if you have something valuable you could get a chance.


Having a stem degree for aged people is a priceless lesson for young students. So, when we find people in their 60s 70s 80s going back to college we know the value of education.

So time is so priceless. But a lot of people don’t value it. But, finally, they feel regret about it.


Yassin ajanif is a physics graduate and electromechanical engineer width more than 5 years in the field. My goal and my team are to share our experience to help you succeed in your career as a stem major. we talk about all tips, problems, and struggle STEM students face in their career and how to overcome them.