(Original post by klutz)
I received offers from Imperial, UMIST, bath, southampton and sheffield...so just wanted to find out which university is the best for aeronautical engineering...
All universities mentioned above are excellent for aerospace engineering, but I think Imperial and Southamption are slightly better and also have higher admission requirements.
However, this is not all there is. Aerospace engineering is a very broad subject, which addresses many branches of engineering, eg materials science, aerodynamics (subsonic, supersonic, hypersonic (all very different!!!)), electromagnetic engineering, thermal engineering, systems engineering, control and simulation, orbit and attitude determination, flight mechanics and propulsion, geodetics. Most aerospace engineers will be trained to be an expert in only one of these fields. Therefore it is wise to consider what you like and which aerospace engineering faculty offers the opportunity to study that area.
Furtermore there is a distinction between aeronautical engineering and spacecraft engineering. I know that Imperial college mainly addresses aeronautical engineering with only a little attention for spacecraft engineering. This does not mean that you can't work in the spacecraft engineering branch with a degree from Imperial, but it might make your study more interesting and lively when you would go to a place where they do pay more attention to space engineering. So if you are more interested in space, I would not go to Imperial if I were you (besides living in london is also very expensive!).