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    but wouldnt going to a lower ranked university affect the job i get etc.

    i dont know man, life is so unfair .......i worked so hard and i didnt get what i wanted at all, i actually do feel like quitting ..

    by the way how did ur results and everything go?
    no when it comes to engineering employers don't give a f**k where you went to, they want a good grade in your degree, good personality, good experience, and a good interview will land you a job.

    I know a few people who did engineering at Sheffield Hallam University which by TSR standards will be called a "crap university" but they are working for Rolls-Royce now earning decent salaries, travelling the world etc...

    my results sucked too, had a real rough tough with a-levels I need a fresh start so have to do a foundation year, studied hard for physics and ended up with a D grade like wtf but anyway whats done is done i'll work hard at uni and the good thing is at university you are marked based on your knowledge and lecturers mark your work so you don't have to worry about crappy boundaries or all that jazz from a -levels.

    got B in Maths, C in computing AS, D physics, E further maths AS.
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    no when it comes to engineering employers don't give a f**k where you went to, they want a good grade in your degree, good personality, good experience, and a good interview will land you a job.

    I know a few people who did engineering at Sheffield Hallam University which by TSR standards will be called a "crap university" but they are working for Rolls-Royce now earning decent salaries, travelling the world etc...

    my results sucked too, had a real rough tough with a-levels I need a fresh start so have to do a foundation year, studied hard for physics and ended up with a D grade like wtf but anyway whats done is done i'll work hard at uni and the good thing is at university you are marked based on your knowledge and lecturers mark your work so you don't have to worry about crappy boundaries or all that jazz from a -levels.

    got B in Maths, C in computing AS, D physics, E further maths AS.
    what course u gonna apply for then?

    i got a D for physics too....so pissed off and angry....i think i deserved at least a C......for unit 5 i was so confident that i done everything right and still flopped!!! wtf.....i dont understand whats going on, i am actually confused to how this happened?
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    what course u gonna apply for then?

    i got a D for physics too....so pissed off and angry....i think i deserved at least a C......for unit 5 i was so confident that i done everything right and still flopped!!! wtf.....i dont understand whats going on, i am actually confused to how this happened?
    I got accepted into uni for Mech Eng + foundation year. see my sig above (in previous post)!
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    I got accepted into uni for Mech Eng + foundation year. see my sig above (in previous post)!
    may u mind telling me what uni this is just for my knowledge?
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    may u mind telling me what uni this is just for my knowledge?
    Well as the name suggests, Uni of Sussex.

    Ranked in top 150 in the world, was 13th overall in the UK last year, research intensive university.

    Engineering department was ranked 14th/52 in the UK. Department specialises in mechanical/electrical & electronic engineering(turbo machinery,sensor systems etc). Decent links with industry.

    Courses offered: Computer engineering,Automotive engineering,Mechanical,Electroni c engineering,Electrical and Electronic engineering.

    For more info visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/
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    Well as the name suggests, Uni of Sussex.

    Ranked in top 150 in the world, was 13th overall in the UK last year, research intensive university.

    Engineering department was ranked 14th/52 in the UK. Department specialises in mechanical/electrical & electronic engineering(turbo machinery,sensor systems etc). Decent links with industry.

    Courses offered: Computer engineering,Automotive engineering,Mechanical,Electroni c engineering,Electrical and Electronic engineering.

    For more info visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/
    how much are u going to have to pay for foundation year? if any?
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    how much are u going to have to pay for foundation year? if any?
    well its an extra year so £9k added to the normal degree length. When I start in September I will begin the foundation year until may/june next year and if I pass it I get a choice of any of their engineering degrees so I will pick mechanical eng either BEng or MEng depending on how well you passed the f.y. but even if you do BEng you are given the opportunity to upgrade to the MEng after second year providing your grades are good enough. So in September 2014 I will be starting BEng/MEng in Mechanical engineering
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    well its an extra year so £9k added to the normal degree length. When I start in September I will begin the foundation year until may/june next year and if I pass it I get a choice of any of their engineering degrees so I will pick mechanical eng either BEng or MEng depending on how well you passed the f.y. but even if you do BEng you are given the opportunity to upgrade to the MEng after second year providing your grades are good enough. So in September 2014 I will be starting BEng/MEng in Mechanical engineering
    so u have to pay £9k for the foundation year then?

    is it worth it?
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    so u have to pay £9k for the foundation year then?

    is it worth it?
    well its paid for with the tutiton loan that everyone only pays back once you're working. Is it worth it? Well to get to what I want to do I suppose its worth it, I like the university and the course and the modules and how they are arranged so I can see myself doing really well here, I am a little annoyed I have to do a foundation year first but time will fly by quickly and I know for sure in future when im in 3rd or 2nd year of my degree i'll be really glad I did it now.
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    well its paid for with the tutiton loan that everyone only pays back once you're working. Is it worth it? Well to get to what I want to do I suppose its worth it, I like the university and the course and the modules and how they are arranged so I can see myself doing really well here, I am a little annoyed I have to do a foundation year first but time will fly by quickly and I know for sure in future when im in 3rd or 2nd year of my degree i'll be really glad I did it now.
    whats paid with the tuition loan?

    so you mean ur gonna have to pay 36k instead of 27k over the course of 4 years?
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    whats paid with the tuition loan?

    so you mean ur gonna have to pay 36k instead of 27k over the course of 4 years?
    yes it will be £36k instead of £27k. If I opt to do the masters it will be £45k. Its a lot of debt but the thing with engineering is its one of the best paying jobs out there so if you get a good degree and work hard then you'll be earning better than average salaries after very few years in your field prior to graduation so this amount can be paid back quicker over time.

    Engineering starting salaries usually range from £22k-£32k depending on industry and experience and can quickly rise over £50k after few years experience(or you can migrate to places like the US/Australia/Dubai/Canada etc were you don't taxed as much as here and get better pay)
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    yes it will be £36k instead of £27k. If I opt to do the masters it will be £45k. Its a lot of debt but the thing with engineering is its one of the best paying jobs out there so if you get a good degree and work hard then you'll be earning better than average salaries after very few years in your field prior to graduation so this amount can be paid back quicker over time.

    Engineering starting salaries usually range from £22k-£32k depending on industry and experience and can quickly rise over £50k after few years experience(or you can migrate to places like the US/Australia/Dubai/Canada etc were you don't taxed as much as here and get better pay)
    ok one more question....a friend of mine said doing the foundation year is like resitting year 13 at university? so i mean if thats the case, is it worth to pay the extra 9k?
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    ok one more question....a friend of mine said doing the foundation year is like resitting year 13 at university? so i mean if thats the case, is it worth to pay the extra 9k?
    I was given the module list for the foundation year and some aspects are similar to A-levels BUT its different you only learn new parts that are relevant to engineering and recap the maths (so you don't learn irrelevant stuff like space, quarks, particle accelarators,stars etc)

    most of it is mathematics and engineering mechanics and by the end of the foundation year you will have enough grounding of mathematics and "physics" to be able to do any of the engineering degrees, towards the end you learn stuff that you will be doing in first year of your degree choice so you will be far better prepared than people coming straight onto the course from a-levels. The admissions team also told me that some of the best performing students on the engineering courses did foundation years and achieved 1sts/2:1's, so as you can see its not a bad thing at all.
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    no when it comes to engineering employers don't give a f**k where you went to, they want a good grade in your degree, good personality, good experience, and a good interview will land you a job.

    I know a few people who did engineering at Sheffield Hallam University which by TSR standards will be called a "crap university" but they are working for Rolls-Royce now earning decent salaries, travelling the world etc...

    my results sucked too, had a real rough tough with a-levels I need a fresh start so have to do a foundation year, studied hard for physics and ended up with a D grade like wtf but anyway whats done is done i'll work hard at uni and the good thing is at university you are marked based on your knowledge and lecturers mark your work so you don't have to worry about crappy boundaries or all that jazz from a -levels.

    got B in Maths, C in computing AS, D physics, E further maths AS.
    Why is engineering to relaxed with their entry requirements.
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    Why is engineering to relaxed with their entry requirements.
    they are quite high?

    also I suppose its easier to develop those who didn't quite make it first time.

    you usually need a high ability in maths and those who usually cant cope end up dropping out.
 
 
 
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