Cranfield University....... is it a good one?

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aioria
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I have never seen Cranfield University in the top places of the RAE in the
UK. I have heard it is a very good university. What do you know about this?
I have been researching its school of engineering and I found a very
attracting Master degree . I already have an acceptance letter for the
course in thermal power and fluid Engineering at the University of Manchester
but god this Cranfield study program is exactly what I have been looking for.

I don´t know what to do. Going to Manchester or Cranfield. I like more cransfield program but Manchester has a worldwide reputation at engineering.

What do you think about Cranfield??
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranfield_University

Sounds a bit like a shithole to me.
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(Original post by K'uin K'ra)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranfield_University

Sounds a bit like a shithole to me.
Quite so: I have never before in my life read such a load of biased rubbish.
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(Original post by aioria)
I have never seen Cranfield University in the top places of the RAE in the
UK. I have heard it is a very good university. What do you know about this?
I have been researching its school of engineering and I found a very
attracting Master degree . I already have an acceptance letter for the
course in thermal power and fluid Engineering at the University of Manchester
but god this Cranfield study program is exactly what I have been looking for.

I don´t know what to do. Going to Manchester or Cranfield. I like more cransfield program but Manchester has a worldwide reputation at engineering.

What do you think about Cranfield??
From the website the guys brought up it sounds ideal - particularly for the field you're looking at entering. It might be good for employers. But Manchester does have a good general reputation and so might be a better choice in so far as ALL types of employers will recognise such a degree.
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Thak you guys
Do you live in the UK ?, you must know more than me about the Uk universities. So your conclusion is that Cranfield would not be the best option for me?.
I got confused because I have seen respected professors that have made their PHD at Cranfield. Manchester has some professors from there. I also read and old post about cranfield that said it was an excellent univeristy. Maybe they were lying.

Thank you !!
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The reason why no-one on this forum has ever heard of Cranfield University is because the vast majority of the undergraduates there are 30+ years of age. Cranfield is the next village from where I live, and I've been through the campus many times.

The majority of the students are 30+, and generally not from this country. From what I can gather it's generally an entrance for mature students.
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Hi,

Like CrunchinJelly I am originally from a village just outside Cranfield, and seriously I would not reccomend it for the all round 'Uni Experience'. CJ is right, I have never seen anyone under 30 who is going there and there are zero facilities. I don't even think there is an SU bar?
Cranfield is a village! I don't wish to rain on your parade but as a fully fledged student who loves the whole experience of living in a student city, I could not think of anywhere worse. Except maybe Luton. Jen x
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Isn't it a postgrad uni? My friend's doing a postgrad in Physics and although he says the course is excellent, he isn't really enjoying his year there as it's so quiet. Coming from Warwick he was very let down with the facilities.
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why would you want to go to cranfield?

what are your results (compared to the others in your country)??
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Cranfield is a shithole in every way..except..for its engineering course which is renowned for being amazing. I have a friend who is sitting on a first for engineering and wants to go to cranfield for postgrad.
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hi... well i did some F1 competition thing and to test our mini car thing we went recently to Cranfield to test it. It is some post grad uni and its pretty nite for somewhere which actually is in the middle of nowhere but it seemed good ( nexts years red bull F1 car was there :O) and it has its on aeroplace strip? lol.... i dunno but looks ok but is in the middle of nowhere
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I'm a international student from Bulgaria and I will go in Cranfield in late September, so I just want to ask you guys how the things are going over there??? I will be in a MSc Desing of Rotating Machines course and now I'm a littel bit nervous becouse i read that everybody there is over 30!!!!!!:confused:and almost 80% are not from UK!!!! I am 24 year old and I live 3 years in USA - NJ only with young people like me!!!!
I call on my friend in London and he told me that Cranfield University is in "middle of nowhere" so is that place is so bad???
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I think soem of you are mising the point ,
if your sdoing a masters your not intrested in party hard but studying, if this is the coures you want to do then do it, beacuse at the end of the day youll excell at stuff your intrested in.
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well..i'm doin my UG in mechanical engineering.and i wud like 2 do my masters in aerospace field..so wen i checked out the universities in UK..i feel cranfield has got gud courses..but it doesn't hav much ranking in any guides..so i'm confused..so pls help me out and give me an idea whether its a gud enuf one..do they hav good job placements?
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As a current PhD student of Cranfield, I think I am in a better position to give more insight about the university rather than the villagers in this forum who have no clue of what a PhD or MSc means.

Cranfield is a post-graduate only university excellent for mechanical, aerospace and aeronautical engineering. In fact;

over 10% of the UK’s engineering and sciences PhDs are awarded by Cranfield.

54% of all UK aerospace engr postgraduates graduate at Cranfield

Cranfield is the only university in the UK to have its own AIRFIELD

Cranfield’s staff: student ratio is second among UK universities

It would be interesting for you to know that during the ash cloud, Cranfield’s test aircraft was the only UK flying man-made object at high altitude

Aerospace research is so intensive, that during major events in the industry, there is visible presence of the media who sought after our experts (world renowned authority in their field).

The facilities are unparalleled, you need to come and see for yourself.

With regards to student life, it is a bit secluded however there is a very strong sense of community and every body seems to know almost every other person.

As for average age, it is a lie to say that you find students only above the ages of 30+. I am a 26y in the second year of my PhD.

Cranfield as a post-grad uni has a large population of MSc as well, who are between the ages of 20 and 25, especially from Europe. However there is a large population from China, India and Nigeria like any other UK institution.

As for social life, its not comparable to London. However it is important to note that no decent UK uni gives you much time to play about as a post-grad.


The proximity from Cranfield-Milton Keynes to London makes it suitable location. It is comparable to the distance between Heathrow airport to Oxford street...
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(Original post by uligie)
As a current PhD student of Cranfield, I think I am in a better position to give more insight about the university rather than the villagers in this forum who have no clue of what a PhD or MSc means.

Cranfield is a post-graduate only university excellent for mechanical, aerospace and aeronautical engineering. In fact;

over 10% of the UK’s engineering and sciences PhDs are awarded by Cranfield.

54% of all UK aerospace engr postgraduates graduate at Cranfield

Cranfield is the only university in the UK to have its own AIRFIELD

Cranfield’s staff: student ratio is second among UK universities

It would be interesting for you to know that during the ash cloud, Canfield’s test aircraft was the only UK flying man-made object at high altitude

Aerospace research is so intensive, that during major events in the industry, there is visible presence of the media who sought after our experts (world renowned authority in their field).

The facilities are unparalleled, you need to come and see for yourself.

With regards to student life, it is a bit secluded however there is a very strong sense of community and every body seems to know almost every other person.

As for average age, it is a lie to say that you find students only above the ages of 30+. I am a 26y in the second year of my PhD.

Cranfield as a post-grad uni has a large population of MSc as well, who are between the ages of 20 and 25, especially from Europe. However there is a large population from China, India and Nigeria like any other UK institution.

As for social life, its not comparable to London. However it is important to note that no decent UK uni gives you much time to play about as a post-grad.


The proximity from Cranfield-Milton Keynes to London makes it suitable location. It is comparable to the distance between Heathrow airport to Oxford street...
Congratulations I think you've just got scored a record for oldest thread resurrection :unsure:

Saw the title & thought I bet that'll confuse the league table status jockeys here.
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What a load of crap I have read in this subject. Cranfield university is the best engineering university in the uk false stop. It not on many of the table because it is a post grad Uni, and the ones on the table are only undergrad. And the table it is included in it in the top three (highest paid starting wage) And it only does engineering, medical and business no art, music or media studies lol

Yes maybe hasn't got the best party life but when doing a post grad especially at cranfield you havnt got much time pissing around.

There no comparison between cranfield and Manchester (omg I can't belive I'm comparing the two). The facility are amzing has everything you cud desire. It far from a **** hole . And external companies will bite your hand off if you are from cranfield, and has a far better reputation than Manchester. Yes more people have heard of Manchester but who hasnt it a bloody city. Also most uk student don't go there cos it more expensive to join and you have to be bloody smart. Thus why most European student go there cos they have scholarships. For example in my mechanical engineering class I had 3 student from the us (working for NASA) three English student two from cambridge and the other from Oxford ( some has already done msc at Cambridge or Oxford

My advice is if you like the sound of a Uni go and see it for youself instead of Reading a load of crap online.
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Right I have withheld my tongue for far too long, as far as courtesy goes, I have never experienced so much rudeness and arrogance from one institute as Cranfield. It's ok for military, but for 'civilians', especially if you're not rich, you get treated like you're a worthless piece of human s**m who is only there to serve the purpose of funding! They are not interested in helping or intuitioning you and I have never experienced so many (not all) pompous snooty people (trying hard not to swear) in one place! It's ok for them to treat you like flotsam but of course, you cannot treat them likewise which is completely out of the question! Go if you're military, forget it if you're not! :mad:

They take your money (all £6995) and leave you feeling cheated and without worth!
No you don't have to be 'bloody clever' to get into Cranfield, it's not bloody Oxbridge!
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Hello folks !!! I am an International student from Dubai; UAE. I just completed my Undergraduate study in Aerospace Engineering and was looking into UK universities for my Masters study. Most of the intakes for the UK universities are on September and Cranfield seems to be one among other few universities to offer a March Intake.

Initially I was looking into reputed universities such as Manchester, King's and few others. But apparently Cranfield seems to be the ideal university to pursue my Masters as it is highly famous for its Engineering course; especially Aerospace. I could be mistaken.

Therefore, please do give me an honest reply so that I can choose a Post Graduate university wisely.
I seek an honest opinion about Cranfield University.
Also in your opinion, are there any other universities that offer a March 2015 intake (for masters in Aerospace).

Thanks & Regards,
SP
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Cranfield is one of the most abysmal universities, do not go there! There are better universities out there worth spending your student loan on!
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