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    I am interested in doing a Mechanical Engineering degree.
    I know that an engineering degree has loads of theory in it, but I would like to know which university include more practical work than others.
    thanks
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    Engineering at university is inherently a very theoretical course, just like physics or maths, and any university teaching an accredited course will have little - if any - practical elements.
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    If your interesting in pracitcal work have you considered doing a fabrication course? Plenty of oppitunity to get your hands dirty there.
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    You need to think about getting work experience in the summer for this. Thought of Lincoln? You could get work experience with Siemens
    http://lincoln.ac.uk/engineering/_co...ng/default.asp
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Engineering at university is inherently a very theoretical course, just like physics or maths, and any university teaching an accredited course will have little - if any - practical elements.
    I'm afraid I'll have to disagree

    At Nottingham I have 4 days of workshop a week

    That includes, drilling, milling, turning and pro engineer (CAD)
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    (Original post by Nottingham_Banker)
    I'm afraid I'll have to disagree

    At Nottingham I have 4 days of workshop a week

    That includes, drilling, milling, turning and pro engineer (CAD)
    What year are you in? I had a little practical (3 hours each week in year 1 semester one, and again in semester two) in first year... but nothing (and I don't include technical drawing and CAD as hands-on practical) after that.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    What year are you in? I had a little practical (3 hours each week in year 1 semester one, and again in semester two) in first year... but nothing (and I don't include technical drawing and CAD as hands-on practical) after that.
    Year 1. Atmittedly, and this comes from the module convenors, nottingham is one of the more practical-orientated courses around.
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    go 2 every uni and check hoothoot
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    My university (Kingston University) has a practical module in the first year, we spend time in a workshop learning about fabrications techniques, and the use of measuring tools, as well as analysis of materials.

    You probably want to check the course content of each university that you're looking at.
 
 
 
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