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    Hi all,

    Around Christmas Eve I got a letter from Bristol basically telling me that they want to make me an offer for their Engineering Design course, but as they can only make so many offers they would only make one if it would be "well-received" (i.e. if I would accept it). I haven't had much chance to think seriously about my final university course since then due to illness, Christmas, New Year, Jan Exams, etc.

    Although I have four offers (well, three offers plus Bristol's "offer of an offer") ,my two favourite courses are Warwick and Bristol. So I was basically wondering if anyone could offer me any advice. If a current student from either Warwick or Bristol could post in here that would be a great help. My disadvantage is that I was unable to visit the Bristol open day. I have emailed them asking about the possibility of a visit later in the year but they have yet to get back to me.

    Here's what Bristol say about Engineering Design (emphasis my own):
    This multi-disciplinary degree programme aims to educate and train students for future leadership roles in industry. Leaders in engineering design need good communication skills and a wide understanding of engineering and the business environment in which projects are created and delivered. The programme was inspired by a team of visiting design specialists in a variety of different industrial sectors. Its development is closely supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering and a wide range of industrial companies. The programme is aimed at able students who have broad engineering interests and who will want to work on and eventually lead large-scale and challenging projects that have a significant impact on society and the environment. Students on such a programme will therefore need to learn about a broad range of issues, e.g. economic and legal mechanisms of bringing about change, as well as the direct effects of engineering systems on the environment. Successful students will be highly valued in the employment market.
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    The course is pretty unique in that it is so industrially-supported (they claim "sixteen major international companies" ). But I feel that if I were to accept this over Warwick, I'd be limiting myself to working within a handful of companies. Warwick also seems to be higher in the league tables (I know they're not everything, but they do help). I suppose part of the problem is that the Bristol course is so unique. Both of the courses are five years long, and both involve significant work in industry (although the Bristol course involves significantly MORE than the Warwick course).

    Once again, as I did not attend the Bristol open day, if any current students could make a general comment on the course overall (how you are finding it, what is Bristol like to live in, etc) it would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance and thanks for reading through my wall of text!

    PS - Don't look at my sig, it's out of date. I'll probably remove it soon.
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    omg iam in the same situation man
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    have a look at these threads that i have made
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1134180

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post23208630
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    what was the interview day like for engineering design at bristol? what sort of stuff did they ask/what did you have to do?
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    (Original post by aper_son)
    Hi all,

    Around Christmas Eve I got a letter from Bristol basically telling me that they want to make me an offer for their Engineering Design course, but as they can only make so many offers they would only make one if it would be "well-received" (i.e. if I would accept it). I haven't had much chance to think seriously about my final university course since then due to illness, Christmas, New Year, Jan Exams, etc.

    Although I have four offers (well, three offers plus Bristol's "offer of an offer") ,my two favourite courses are Warwick and Bristol. So I was basically wondering if anyone could offer me any advice. If a current student from either Warwick or Bristol could post in here that would be a great help. My disadvantage is that I was unable to visit the Bristol open day. I have emailed them asking about the possibility of a visit later in the year but they have yet to get back to me.

    Here's what Bristol say about Engineering Design (emphasis my own):
    .

    The course is pretty unique in that it is so industrially-supported (they claim "sixteen major international companies" ). But I feel that if I were to accept this over Warwick, I'd be limiting myself to working within a handful of companies. Warwick also seems to be higher in the league tables (I know they're not everything, but they do help). I suppose part of the problem is that the Bristol course is so unique. Both of the courses are five years long, and both involve significant work in industry (although the Bristol course involves significantly MORE than the Warwick course).

    Once again, as I did not attend the Bristol open day, if any current students could make a general comment on the course overall (how you are finding it, what is Bristol like to live in, etc) it would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance and thanks for reading through my wall of text!

    PS - Don't look at my sig, it's out of date. I'll probably remove it soon.

    I am a student from China and i am in the same situation. However, my family and i will absolutely choose Bristol. I even quit the Cambridge. I think engineering design is the best!
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    [email protected] is my email address. I would like to discuss about those problems in more details.
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    (Original post by w7wws)
    what was the interview day like for engineering design at bristol? what sort of stuff did they ask/what did you have to do?
    There was a combined maths/physics exam, an hour long interview (with one person from the Uni and one from industry), and a "group project". Personally I found it quite hard and came away a little depressed, so it was a nice surprise when I got the letter.


    (Original post by victor_b1992)
    have a look at these threads that i have made
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1134180

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post23208630
    Lots of people there seem to be saying Bristol is the better option, but that's for MechEng. I wonder if it's the same across the spectrum?

    (Original post by Kai Yan)
    I am a student from China and i am in the same situation. However, my family and i will absolutely choose Bristol. I even quit the Cambridge. I think engineering design is the best!
    Will email.
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    (Original post by aper_son)
    There was a combined maths/physics exam, an hour long interview (with one person from the Uni and one from industry), and a "group project". Personally I found it quite hard and came away a little depressed, so it was a nice surprise when I got the letter.



    Lots of people there seem to be saying Bristol is the better option, but that's for MechEng. I wonder if it's the same across the spectrum?

    Will email.
    i firm warwick as you can see in my stig. as i really like the uni. so i was just worndering what you did.
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    (Original post by victor_b1992)
    i firm warwick as you can see in my stig. as i really like the uni. so i was just worndering what you did.

    Still haven't actually got around to doing it, but I'm firming Bristol. I agree Warwick looked really good, but what attracts me to Bristol is the involvement with industry.

    Hope you enjoy Warwick
 
 
 
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