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    Hey Guys, so I recently have confirmed that I want to study Engineering and so I need to choose my courses ASAP, to get it sorted by Jan 15th.

    So any pointers in the following areas would be much appreciated:

    Not sure what area of engineering I really want to study, so I think a general engineering course would be best suited to me and then specialise later on. So what strong universities offer this type of course?

    What do people think of the different areas of engineering? Which are appealing to you and why?

    What universities are good for engineering excluding oxbridge.

    My predicted grades are A*A*A. ~ Maths, Art and Physics.

    Cheers for any help.
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    I want to go into civil engineering, and your A levels would be really good for it too... the art is useful because a lot of civil engineers can't see the reasons why the architects want to make their jobs even harder just for the design! There are degrees that combine architecture and engineering if you're interested... I know Bath has a good one.

    Civil appeals to me because when the building or whatever you helped design gets built, you kinda get a sense that you have achieved something more substantial than say you would do if you were planning lights for the building (the kinda thing electrical engineers do), or designing air conditioning.... Also i've always been fascinated with buildings so I've always known that if I were to go into engineering, civil would be the only one for me :P

    When I worked on a project for work experience, I really enjoyed the problem solving aspect of the job and working within a team, but individually too (there's a good balance). Also, a lot of the work is based on computers (using models and spreadsheets), but you do a fair amount of sketches as well. The same goes for electrical and mechanical... or it was in the case of the office I worked in.

    University wise, I've been looking at Imperial, UCL, Bath and Bristol for civil. Also another thing to note, if you want to become a chartered engineer, try and look for degrees which are accredited because otherwise you may need extra training or whatever later on.

    One more point.... employees really like people with engineering degrees because it shows you can think for yourself, have managerial skills, can problem solve, numerical skills and that you are just generally a genius! :P So even if you decide you don't want to become an engineer, it should be pretty easy to find a job. Also like 80% of civil engineers are men.. random fact I know, but being a woman it's kinda daunting :/
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    Be aware that Chemical Engineering is out of the question as you don't have Chemistry, other than that, your choices are almost endless. Time for some online research on your part.
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    Especially with art, something like Architectural Engineering Design or Structural Engineering and Architecture
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    nuclear engineering

    A.Q Khan style
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    Aerospace at:

    Cambridge - General - A*AA
    Imperial - Aerospace/Mechanical/Civil etc - A*AA
    Bristol - Aerospace/Mechanical/Civil etc - AAA/A*AA
    Bath - Aerospace/Mehanical/Civil etc - A*AA/AAA
    Southampton - Aerospace/Mechanical/Civil - AAA
    Surrey - As Above - AAA
    Lougborough - As Above - AAA/AAB
    Durham - General/Aerospace - AAA
    Then, Brunel, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Exeter, Warwick, UCL are all respected places too, but I don't know the grades, and in my opinion the ones I've listed with grades are more respected, hope this helps...
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    Ahh, thats very informative. I've done a lot of research now into courses and have found a bunch of universities that offer an MEng engineering course with the option to specialise in the third and fourth year, as opposed to doing a specialised course for the entire 4 years. Currently my options are: Edinburgh
    Warwick
    Durham
    Bath
    Leicester
    Bristol

    and still researching.
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    (Original post by Ollie F)
    Ahh, thats very informative. I've done a lot of research now into courses and have found a bunch of universities that offer an MEng engineering course with the option to specialise in the third and fourth year, as opposed to doing a specialised course for the entire 4 years. Currently my options are: Edinburgh
    Warwick
    Durham
    Bath
    Leicester
    Bristol

    and still researching.
    Cambridge and Imperial both do general engineering courses as well
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    Cambridge and Imperial both do general engineering courses as well
    Don't think that's correct
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    (Original post by wizard710)
    Cambridge and Imperial both do general engineering courses as well
    Cambridge would be one of my choices, were this not an application for 2011. And i'm not considering london universities. Call it narrowminded, silly, stupid. I just don't want to live in the london district.

    I've chosen my 5 universities

    In order of Preference:

    Durham: AAA
    Warwick: AAB
    Edinburgh: AAA
    Bath: A*AA
    Leicester: ABB (reserve)

    All the courses are general for the first two years and then specialise for the following too which is just what I want. Durham, Warwick and Edinburgh have orienteering teams!

    thankyou all for your input.
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    (Original post by Ollie F)
    Cambridge would be one of my choices, were this not an application for 2011. And i'm not considering london universities. Call it narrowminded, silly, stupid. I just don't want to live in the london district.

    I've chosen my 5 universities

    In order of Preference:

    Durham: AAA
    Warwick: AAB
    Edinburgh: AAA
    Bath: A*AA
    Leicester: ABB (reserve)

    All the courses are general for the first two years and then specialise for the following too which is just what I want. Durham, Warwick and Edinburgh have orienteering teams!

    thankyou all for your input.
    Edinburgh is only general for the 1st semester of 1st year. However, you can still keep your options open during the 2nd semester by taking Mechanical/Civil and Electrical engineering (Mechanical students can switch to Civil in 2nd year and vice versa since the 1st year courses are pretty similar) Just a heads up there Still, you have the whole of 1st year to get a taste of different disciplines and find out what you like.
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    Ive applied for Civil engineering, Materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering.
    Instead of a degree in genral engineering i think materials science and engineering would be better. You can still go into any aspect of engineering as a career with that degree and have more knowledge in science and research.
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    please am applying for eee which of these universities should I firm and insure

    nottingham--BBB-ABC
    Loughborough--BBB
    strathclyde-ABB
    i am still waiting for edingburgh..thanks and please give your reasons
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    (Original post by Ollie F)
    Cambridge would be one of my choices, were this not an application for 2011. And i'm not considering london universities. Call it narrowminded, silly, stupid. I just don't want to live in the london district.

    I've chosen my 5 universities

    In order of Preference:

    Durham: AAA
    Warwick: AAB
    Edinburgh: AAA
    Bath: A*AA
    Leicester: ABB (reserve)

    All the courses are general for the first two years and then specialise for the following too which is just what I want. Durham, Warwick and Edinburgh have orienteering teams!

    thankyou all for your input.
    If you are considering Bath, I would definitely look into Bristol, some people see it as more respected and it's an amazing city! It's known at the miny London, clubwise it's awsome according to my friends in the year above who are there!
 
 
 
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