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Hey everyone, I have heard that the engineering in UCL is not the best so I wanted to know if there are any of the courses which are actually very good and "break" this reputation?
For example, I have heard that mech eng is probably the worst, but what about EEE or CHem eng?

Thanks alot!
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bump, i liked their mech eng course :/
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Are you taking it?
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No, might apply this year
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same, I would love to go there because of the school but I'm not sure if the engineering department has the best rep in UCL...
Do you take the IB?
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I've heard good stories about UCL's AI and computer vision departments
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there are much better places than UCL for engineering.
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there are much better places than UCL for engineering.
Yeah i know but I'd like to go to London and Imperial ask for a 7 in HL maths for the IB so...





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I've heard good stories about UCL's AI and computer vision departments
Whats AI???
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there are much better places than UCL for engineering.
what are the weaknesses of UCL's engineering departments in your opinion, mech. engineering especially?
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what are the weaknesses of UCL's engineering departments in your opinion, mech. engineering especially?
I have not looked much into detail on the department but it is clear on most rankings that the department is not great...
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I did a taster course at UCL for electrical engineering. It's quite good and better than I initially thought it'd be. I kept looking for the mech eng department to see what it's like... let's just say I ended up not applying there and chose SOTON instead.
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I did a taster course at UCL for electrical engineering. It's quite good and better than I initially thought it'd be. I kept looking for the mech eng department to see what it's like... let's just say I ended up not applying there and chose SOTON instead.
haa it was that bad? elaborate?
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I did a taster course at UCL for electrical engineering. It's quite good and better than I initially thought it'd be. I kept looking for the mech eng department to see what it's like... let's just say I ended up not applying there and chose SOTON instead.

So you saying that the EEE course is good?

What did you think about the uni in general?

Thanks alot!
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The uni is in the perfect location for me. The EEE course was very good. It was clear from the moment I went that there were a series of expansions and projects going on to boost the EEE department. During one of my lunch breaks, I asked a student who was helping to organise the event where the mechanical engineering department was and he said that that's where I would be in the afternoon for some of my sessions, so I waited. When I finally got to it, I was disappointed. It was hidden away (even the phD student got lost trying to find it) and when we got there it was plain to see that it was lifeless in comparison to the EEE department. There was no one there and the place should be refurnished imo.

Everything there seemed a bit outdated. When the session started, which they changed from what we were meant to be doing (as the IT room in the mech eng department was locked and they couldn't find anyone with keys), they instead decided to put us into two big groups and set off on tours around the department. It took 10 minutes for the guy showing us around to show us all the lecture rooms (I was surprised how they either didn't have a room with machines in or didn't show it to us) and took us straight out of the uni and started giving us a one hour tour of the gym.

If you ask me, their entrance requirements of AAB were simply based on the reputation of UCL in general rather than the reputation of the department. Warwick have the same entrance requirements and seemed much better in terms of facilities, however, that's just for mechanical engineering. EEE was better at UCL than warwick.
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Whats AI???
artificial intelligence... it's got to do with robots, easily said, but it's much wider than that. speech recognition, neural networks, machine intelligence, all that stuff is AI
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artificial intelligence... it's got to do with robots, easily said, but it's much wider than that. speech recognition, neural networks, machine intelligence, all that stuff is AI
Hey thanks alot, sounds very cool!
UCL is good at that course???
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The uni is in the perfect location for me. The EEE course was very good. It was clear from the moment I went that there were a series of expansions and projects going on to boost the EEE department. During one of my lunch breaks, I asked a student who was helping to organise the event where the mechanical engineering department was and he said that that's where I would be in the afternoon for some of my sessions, so I waited. When I finally got to it, I was disappointed. It was hidden away (even the phD student got lost trying to find it) and when we got there it was plain to see that it was lifeless in comparison to the EEE department. There was no one there and the place should be refurnished imo.

Everything there seemed a bit outdated. When the session started, which they changed from what we were meant to be doing (as the IT room in the mech eng department was locked and they couldn't find anyone with keys), they instead decided to put us into two big groups and set off on tours around the department. It took 10 minutes for the guy showing us around to show us all the lecture rooms (I was surprised how they either didn't have a room with machines in or didn't show it to us) and took us straight out of the uni and started giving us a one hour tour of the gym.

If you ask me, their entrance requirements of AAB were simply based on the reputation of UCL in general rather than the reputation of the department. Warwick have the same entrance requirements and seemed much better in terms of facilities, however, that's just for mechanical engineering. EEE was better at UCL than warwick.
Thanks alot for all that! this is the same stuff I had heard about the courses. I will probably be applying to EEE in UCL and mech eng in imperial since their entrance requirements are a bit lower for mech eng.

Does anybody here do the IB??
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any EEE engineering ppl starting this fall?
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Thanks alot for all that! this is the same stuff I had heard about the courses. I will probably be applying to EEE in UCL and mech eng in imperial since their entrance requirements are a bit lower for mech eng.

Does anybody here do the IB??
UCL do another course - Engineering and Business Finance. You do the business finanace at LSE and engineering (I think you get to choose which one, or it could just be general) at UCL if that interests you. Entrance requirements are A*AA.
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ill start in sep prob. what offers have u got?
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