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    Hey,

    I originally applied for Mech Eng at Loughborough however when i received my results I was one grade below the entry requirements. I got ABC they wanted ABB. So I checked track and they decided to offer me a place on Product Design Engineering. I did call Lboro twice to get them to change my course to Mech Eng however they firmly declined it would be possible. When i spoke to the admissions tutor she told me that PDE is a reputable degree which is slightly similar to Mech Eng. She specifically stated at Mech Eng is 70% manufacturing and 30% design however PDE is a more even 50/50 split so "you get the best of both sides"

    I'm just wondering if this is a money grabbing ploy or whether i should seriously consider this offer.

    My insurance is Queen mary for Mech Eng and I've also checked that there are spaces at Sussex, Brunel and Aston.

    Any comments from any Engineering student would be appreciated.
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    That's a tough one. Whilst PDE at Loughborough might well be very similar to mechanical engineering, HR departments at engineering companies might not see it that way... I would personally see about switching to somewhere else to do a genuine mechanical engineering degree.
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    (Original post by Quantum_Phantom)
    Hey,

    I originally applied for Mech Eng at Loughborough however when i received my results I was one grade below the entry requirements. I got ABC they wanted ABB. So I checked track and they decided to offer me a place on Product Design Engineering. I did call Lboro twice to get them to change my course to Mech Eng however they firmly declined it would be possible. When i spoke to the admissions tutor she told me that PDE is a reputable degree which is slightly similar to Mech Eng. She specifically stated at Mech Eng is 70% manufacturing and 30% design however PDE is a more even 50/50 split so "you get the best of both sides"

    I'm just wondering if this is a money grabbing ploy or whether i should seriously consider this offer.

    My insurance is Queen mary for Mech Eng and I've also checked that there are spaces at Sussex, Brunel and Aston.

    Any comments from any Engineering student would be appreciated.
    I would say its just a gamble tbh I would rather do mech eng than product design eng, I would imagine its more geared towards design aspects & actual products and maybe contains less "science" than mech eng itself? also mech eng is way more broader in terms of job prospects and you would be in a much better position if you had a mech eng degree and wanted to change into another career non related to engineering which if you had product design engineering would be a bit meh...just my opinion though.

    p.s. queen mary is quite good and so is sussex
 
 
 
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