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    This is posted in General University Discussion so I don't get biased responses like I might get if I posted in the Edinburgh Unis forum.

    So, I never thought I'd ask this, but what do people think about Heriot Watt? I'm studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng there, and would like to know peoples opinions please
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    My girlfriend's brother did engineering there and he enjoyed it! Seems like a good uni, and Edinburgh's a great place.
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    It's very good engineering, and is thought as as one of the best in the energy and oil sectors.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's very good engineering, and is thought as as one of the best in the energy and oil sectors.
    Would you say it was amongst (or better?) than the traditional Scottish universities like St A, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc?
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    I think it has a strange name.
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    What a lovely name it has :love:
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    never heard of it ............
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    (Original post by pineapples01)
    Would you say it was amongst (or better?) than the traditional Scottish universities like St A, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc?
    In what way? And St Andrews doesn't do engineering.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    In what way? And St Andrews doesn't do engineering.
    Oh, I didn't know that about St A. I meant that does it really matter much in terms of prestige etc if I do engineering at HW as opposed to somewhere with a better reputation overall? As far as I know, HW doesn't has a great overall rep.
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    :lolwut: Never heard of it!
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    (Original post by pineapples01)
    Oh, I didn't know that about St A. I meant that does it really matter much in terms of prestige etc if I do engineering at HW as opposed to somewhere with a better reputation overall? As far as I know, HW doesn't has a great overall rep.
    "Prestige" means **** all. As I've already said, the oil and energy industries are full of Heriot Watt graduates - much more so than the other universities you have mentioned.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    "Prestige" means **** all. As I've already said, the oil and energy industries are full of Heriot Watt graduates - much more so than the other universities you have mentioned.
    So Engineering at HW is regarded highly by employers? It's not the most encouraging sign that most people are saying here that they've never heard of it :lol:
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    It's a great university!! Fourth university in Scotland on the league tables (I know they don't exactly mean a lot). It's above more well known universities like Aberdeen and Dundee!
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    It's a very good university for engineering. Most people speak of it as level with Strathclyde, which is also an excellent university engineering.

    However, my ex went there, so I can never go back without a few memories =/
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    Only really know it from it's brewing and distilling courses which are awesome...

    Think it's off the radar for a lot of English students these days due to the fees and not being named after a city.
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    I know a guy who goes there and he says he loves it.

    Me and my mates all call him Ainsley Heriot, because we're very witty.
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    (Original post by Alt__x)
    It's a great university!! Fourth university in Scotland on the league tables (I know they don't exactly mean a lot). It's above more well known universities like Aberdeen and Dundee!
    I had offers from Edinburgh and Glasgow and chose to go to HW, is this a bad decision would you say?
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    (Original post by pineapples01)
    I had offers from Edinburgh and Glasgow and chose to go to HW, is this a bad decision would you say?
    Not at all! It is an extremely well respected university, especially for the course you have applies for!
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    (Original post by pineapples01)
    I had offers from Edinburgh and Glasgow and chose to go to HW, is this a bad decision would you say?
    You should go on this website: http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/englis...01407180743395
    and look at the % of graduates with graduate jobs because that will tell you a lot about the career prospects.

    I'm at Heriot Watt and I love the uni! A lot of students outside of Scotland won't have heard of it but it is known amongst employers so don't worry about that!

    It's a really good uni for Engineering, Maths and some other areas. A lot of people from all over the world come to study in the Engineering courses and a few of my friends are in their final year!

    I think you made a good decision with Heriot Watt! (that might be a little biased as I am a student there) If you need to reassure yourself then go on that website and it should hopefully put you at ease after looking at the feedback from graduates!
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    what about heriot watts economics department?

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