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Hi,

I'm looking for a course in Space technology. My three options are:

1. Surrey: Space Technology and Planetary Exploration
2. UCL: Space Science & Engineering
3. Cranfield: Astronautics and Space Engineering

I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea about which is best; which has the best teaching, most detail and will help give me the most understanding?

Cranfield appears to have more modules, but can these be really detailed? I don't think Cranfield is very well known? I only have one chance to do my MSc so don't want employers to discriminate against me because they havn't heard of Cranfield University. Can anyone comment on this?

UCL is one of the top universities in the world but it doesn't look like UCL or Surey teach the same breadth of material as Cranfield.

My main ambition is to work for companies such as ESA, SSTL, Astrium etc. so need to pick the course which will give me the best chance of a job at these places.

I havn't applied for these yet so does anyone know how difficult it is to get into these Universities?

Thanks
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I'm not sure about your exact course, but Cranfield is one of the best universities in Britain for postgraduate engineering courses in the country.
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Surrey has the surrey space centre,
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Cranfield is actually very prestigious in terms of postgraduate study for any type of engineering and many industries do know it.

You'll get more industrial experience I'd you go Cranfield.
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(Original post by confusedx)
Hi,

I'm looking for a course in Space technology. My three options are:

1. Surrey: Space Technology and Planetary Exploration
2. UCL: Space Science & Engineering
3. Cranfield: Astronautics and Space Engineering

I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea about which is best; which has the best teaching, most detail and will help give me the most understanding?

Cranfield appears to have more modules, but can these be really detailed? I don't think Cranfield is very well known? I only have one chance to do my MSc so don't want employers to discriminate against me because they havn't heard of Cranfield University. Can anyone comment on this?

UCL is one of the top universities in the world but it doesn't look like UCL or Surey teach the same breadth of material as Cranfield.

My main ambition is to work for companies such as ESA, SSTL, Astrium etc. so need to pick the course which will give me the best chance of a job at these places.

I havn't applied for these yet so does anyone know how difficult it is to get into these Universities?

Thanks

Space. Surrey. Seriously no competition here. One of the companies you mention (SSTL) was even owned by Surrey until recently, and there are a huge number of links between them and the Uni. Surrey will also help you get a job at a space orientated company.

If you want to study space things, Surrey is the place to go.

Also I'm not too familiar with Cranfield but one poster mentioned you'd get good industrial experience with them. As I've mentioned above Surrey have loads of links with various Space Tech companies.
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