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    (Original post by flss)
    Yeah, I suppose it should be fine. However, I went to Imperial in March and spoke with a woman from civil engineering, she told me that the earlier you apply the better your chances are (first-come, first-serve)..

    Im on track for a first class at University of Edinburgh. What about yourself?
    Alright thanks. I've written a first draft personal statement and I've got a confirmed referee. Just need one more referee, have my personal statement audited then I'll be able to send off my application.

    I'm also predicted a first class at Swansea University. Out of interest, why are you applying for MScs? Which other universities have you applied to?
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    (Original post by vinc10)
    I got an interview invitation today...... it's scheduled next Monday.......I'm trying to get it changed to the following week.....
    Congrats! When did you submit your application?

    And are interviews usually part of the selection process?
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    Hey there...I applied for an MSc in Control Systems at Imperial on the 29th Nov...still waiting for a reply according to the application tracker it is "under consideration by the department". So to get the offer they will definitely ask for an interview (EDIT: Note that I'm not a UK student maybe this will make a difference)? I hate interviews :/
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    (Original post by Elbonian)
    Alright thanks. I've written a first draft personal statement and I've got a confirmed referee. Just need one more referee, have my personal statement audited then I'll be able to send off my application.

    I'm also predicted a first class at Swansea University. Out of interest, why are you applying for MScs? Which other universities have you applied to?
    I chose to do MSc as I want to get more specialised in structural engineering. The courses at Imperial have a really good curriculum and they are career oriented + I think that graduating from a school Imperial's rank will considerably boost your chances of getting a job (as you know the industry is not at its best right now)..

    Got accepted in Melbourne University some time ago and I am planning to apply for National University of Singapore.

    Generally, I know that an MSc is more academically oriented, where MEng is meant to be more practical, but Imperial advertise their MScs as practical and career oriented. Thats a bit confusing for me, do you know the exact difference between the two degrees, how would that affect your career path?

    What unis are you applying for?
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    (Original post by flss)
    I chose to do MSc as I want to get more specialised in structural engineering. The courses at Imperial have a really good curriculum and they are career oriented + I think that graduating from a school Imperial's rank will considerably boost your chances of getting a job (as you know the industry is not at its best right now)..

    Got accepted in Melbourne University some time ago and I am planning to apply for National University of Singapore.

    Generally, I know that an MSc is more academically oriented, where MEng is meant to be more practical, but Imperial advertise their MScs as practical and career oriented. Thats a bit confusing for me, do you know the exact difference between the two degrees, how would that affect your career path?

    What unis are you applying for?
    Is not MEng an undergraduate master and MSc a postgraduate master ?
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    (Original post by LysFromParis)
    Is not MEng an undergraduate master and MSc a postgraduate master ?
    Yeah thats true, but what difference does it make whether you have a post- or undergraduate masters?
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    (Original post by flss)
    I chose to do MSc as I want to get more specialised in structural engineering. The courses at Imperial have a really good curriculum and they are career oriented + I think that graduating from a school Imperial's rank will considerably boost your chances of getting a job (as you know the industry is not at its best right now)..

    Got accepted in Melbourne University some time ago and I am planning to apply for National University of Singapore.

    Generally, I know that an MSc is more academically oriented, where MEng is meant to be more practical, but Imperial advertise their MScs as practical and career oriented. Thats a bit confusing for me, do you know the exact difference between the two degrees, how would that affect your career path?

    What unis are you applying for?
    I'm in the same boat as you in that I want to specialize in structural engineering, and I've opted for Imperial for the same reasons as you.

    I'm also applying to UCL and Manchester, but really I want to study in London.
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    I got an offer for MSc Control Systems, one of the conditions is 83% average in my final year, anyone got anything comparable?
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    (Original post by imperial23)
    I got an offer for MSc Control Systems, one of the conditions is 83% average in my final year, anyone got anything comparable?
    you serious? 83% is almost impossible isn't it
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    (Original post by imperial23)
    I got an offer for MSc Control Systems, one of the conditions is 83% average in my final year, anyone got anything comparable?
    Congratulations. I haven't even submitted my application yet, don't anticipate to for at least another week.

    I'm shocked though, that they're asking for an actual %? I can understand if they ask for a first class honours despite the listed requirement being a 2.1, but 83% is ridiculous.

    The only two reasons I can think of are:

    You achieved a 2.1 up to the start of your 3rd year, and they want you to get a 1st overall which requires an 83% average in your final year.

    Or, you're averaging around 83% and they want you to at least achieve this.

    But still, 83% is quite over the top ..
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    (Original post by Elbonian)
    Congratulations. I haven't even submitted my application yet, don't anticipate to for at least another week.

    I'm shocked though, that they're asking for an actual %? I can understand if they ask for a first class honours despite the listed requirement being a 2.1, but 83% is ridiculous.

    The only two reasons I can think of are:

    You achieved a 2.1 up to the start of your 3rd year, and they want you to get a 1st overall which requires an 83% average in your final year.

    Or, you're averaging around 83% and they want you to at least achieve this.

    But still, 83% is quite over the top ..
    yeah I averaged 83% in both my first AND second years but to keep this up now, especially with my thesis, they're expecting alot!
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    (Original post by imperial23)
    I got an offer for MSc Control Systems, one of the conditions is 83% average in my final year, anyone got anything comparable?
    I got the same conditional offer...couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the 83% average thing...by any chance are you a UK student or an international one (i'm from Malta)?
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    (Original post by jpcMT)
    I got the same conditional offer...couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the 83% average thing...by any chance are you a UK student or an international one (i'm from Malta)?
    Yeah im from Malta too, are they doing this to everyone??
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    (Original post by imperial23)
    Yeah im from Malta too, are they doing this to everyone??
    Ah okay, I am relieved! The grading system must be different, it would be shocking to get an 83% requirement from a British University, let alone a first class honours which is 70%.
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    (Original post by Elbonian)
    Ah okay, I am relieved! The grading system must be different, it would be shocking to get an 83% requirement from a British University, let alone a first class honours which is 70%.
    The grading system is slightly different, A first class would be an 80% over here, however, the standard here is very high in engineering. I only know of 4 people including myself who have an above 80% average in my whole year.
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    Anyone applying for Msc Management, here?
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    Hey guys! I am from India and I got admit in Msc Computational Methods, dept of Aeronautics!
    Conditions of offer are First Class with Distinction in my undergrad. That is 70% in my University. I presently have 84.3%.
    Anybody else who received admits in Dept of Aeronautics?
    Btw, how many students are admitted in each course? any idea :confused:
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    @ federvo.mala and turgon

    What is the status of your application? I guess we all have applied to same dept!
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    Is anyone else having troubles with the student e-service lately?
    It happened to me a few times now that my application just disappeared for a couple of hours. At the moment, I can't even login. I wonder if it's a general technical problem
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    (Original post by PollyAbroad)
    Is anyone else having troubles with the student e-service lately?
    It happened to me a few times now that my application just disappeared for a couple of hours. At the moment, I can't even login. I wonder if it's a general technical problem
    Have you submitted yet?

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