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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Yeah I see what you mean. Degree wise its a toss up between Comp sci and doing bits of AI on optional modules or Electrical engineering at Loughborough. Or Mech eng/automotive eng at Sussex. I am quite likely to get in Loughborough.

    In this case I would consider Sussex, when I was studying there they were involved with many companies related to the Space and Aeronautical industry, they were even running a project along with NASA back then. Today might be a different story, but it is highly unlikely. As an undergraduate, most likely you will not get involved with such projects but you will get the right connections.
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    Perfect! And I know that Loughborough is a brill Uni, I've got a mate there. But I don't know anything about Sussex.
    Sussex doesnt come across as much of a engineering university.
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    In this case I would consider Sussex, when I was studying there they were involved with many companies related to the Space and Aeronautical industry, they were even running a project along with NASA back then. Today might be a different story, but it is highly unlikely. As an undergraduate, most likely you will not get involved with such projects but you will get the right connections.
    If not would EE/Comp sci put me in any decent standing for a job in the Aeronautical/Aerospace industry as I dont think they'd let me change over to Mech eng with my grades.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    If not would EE/Comp sci put me in any decent standing for a job in the Aeronautical/Aerospace industry as I dont think they'd let me change over to Mech eng with my grades.
    I don't see it as a problem, graduates in Electronic Engineering are needed in this industry. They are more knowledgeable and have deeper understanding of Electronics than an Aeronautical/Aerospace graduate (no offence) that did only a few EE related modules.

    About CS, you said you want to get involved with building the actual rovers, satellites etc etc, such programming is more related to EE graduates because they program using machine language/code ie design the processors, programming the processors, create communication protocols and drivers for different systems at a machine level using Assembly language, C etc etc. CS graduates usually don't get involved with such things although I do not think that it is very difficult for them to learn. CS people usually create the software that allows the people on earth to "see" what is going on out there with the rover and represented it interactively to the base personnel and scientists.

    My university supervisor/personal tutor was a CS graduate, he was very good with Java and always travelling to America to work on NASA projects, he left a year later to work for them permanently, they wanted to "strip down" Java and use it on some machines as an experiment........
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    Sussex doesnt come across as much of a engineering university.
    Hmm... you're probably right. It's a pretty good Uni, but I don't know much about it's engineering potential. I know that it's good for languages....
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    Between Sussex and Loughborough, if you want a strong CS department go to Sussex, if you want a strong Engineering department go to Loughborough, it is not so strong in EE but still has better reputation than Sussex and in Mech Eng Loughborough is definitely one of the best.
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    Hmm... you're probably right. It's a pretty good Uni, but I don't know much about it's engineering potential. I know that it's good for languages....
    I could possibly do engineering physics after a foundation year in physics if that would be any good to get into aerospace.
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    I could possibly do engineering physics after a foundation year in physics if that would be any good to get into aerospace.
    Well, any form of engineering will defiantly help. The thing with the space industry is that it is controlled a lot more by engineers than it is by physicists or astronomers. We just ask for something, and the engineers built it for us.

    So whatever engineering you can get your hands on will help. And a range might make you look better. But you'll need to specialise but 3rd/4th/Masters. But doing a degree will help you know exactly which way you want to go.
 
 
 
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