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    I applied to do mechanical engineering at Bath, Bristol and Imperial and received offers back from all, only for Imperial the offer was biomedical engineering.

    Imperial would have been my first choice and I'd still love to study in London, but I am not sure whether taking biomed would be the right choice - the course looks interesting and 3rd/4th years have lots of options in the mech eng department, but one of the reasons I originally chose mechanical was for its broad nature. Despite the fact you could graduate as an accredited mechanical engineer from this course, would its specialism make it difficult to find a career in, for example, the automotive industry should I decide I don't want a career in bioengineering?

    Then there's Bath and Bristol - I understand Bristol have a great engineering heritage and the department seemed great when I visited, but between that and Bath I think I prefer the idea of a campus uni. Bath also offer formula student and a placement year in industry - is the work experience a big advantage or does it not really matter whether you do it during or after your course?

    Any help making this decision a little easier would be greatly appreciated
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    Hey
    I applied to do mechanical engineering at Bath, Bristol and Imperial and received offers back from all, only for Imperial the offer was biomedical engineering.

    Imperial would have been my first choice and I'd still love to study in London, but I am not sure whether taking biomed would be the right choice - the course looks interesting and 3rd/4th years have lots of options in the mech eng department, but one of the reasons I originally chose mechanical was for its broad nature. Despite the fact you could graduate as an accredited mechanical engineer from this course, would its specialism make it difficult to find a career in, for example, the automotive industry should I decide I don't want a career in bioengineering?

    Then there's Bath and Bristol - I understand Bristol have a great engineering heritage and the department seemed great when I visited, but between that and Bath I think I prefer the idea of a campus uni. Bath also offer formula student and a placement year in industry - is the work experience a big advantage or does it not really matter whether you do it during or after your course?

    Any help making this decision a little easier would be greatly appreciated
    One great thing about the bath course is that the first 2 years is generic engineering and then you can choose to specialise in automotive or biomedical engineering in the 3rd and 4th years. I.e the options are endless. If you go to imperial and do biomedical but then decide you want to work in automotive, you've kind of stuffed yourself. Don't go to imperial just for the sake of going there. Bristol is also great. Like you said, it depends on whether or not you want to be at a campus uni or city uni. Other than that, bristol and Bath are virtually the same.
 
 
 
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