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    I have just finished my As exams, can't wait for the result day now.
    Anyways I am thinking of Applying for Mechanical Engineering. Well Initially I was thinking of applying for a Maths Degree but it seems like I won't enjoy maths at uni as there is too much proof and less use of application of maths Which I like the most about the maths. Also the uni I was targeting they had A*A*A requirement + At least grade 2 in Step 2 or 3. So i decided not to take the risk.

    These are the uni i am looking to apply for Mech Eng
    Imperial
    Birmingham
    Warwick
    Southampton
    Aston/Nottingham/Bristol

    I want to move in to London, but only good uni which offers mech eng is Imperial. I was thinking of Ucl but after a recent research I have found out that there mech department is sh**. I live in Birmingham so my insurance choice most likely to be Birmingham or Warwick. Recently I was thinking of Southampton as well. But will see.

    I did 4 AS- Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing and Full A-Level language which is Bengali.

    I am most likely to get, well hopefully, AAA and B in Physics(don't think did enough for an A) and A in Bengali A level.

    So what do you think of my choice and how good is birmingham at mech compare with the other uni? What is first year of Mech eng is about?
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    Southampton recently came second behind Cambridge for Mech, I can vouch for it as I study it there; It's ****ing good.

    Only thing is Southampton is a very mathematical university, so we have to do a lot of the proofy stuff even in engineering maths, which I found really hard in the (single) pure maths module, but the rest of the applied stuff in lectures is fine.

    If you have any questions about Southampton don't hesitate to get in contact - Happy to Skype or whatever. I also have a friend who studies electrical engineering at Imperial who may be able to answer some general questions about the Uni for you.
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    Well I don't actually hate proof neither I like it. But I wouldn't mind avoiding it and at the same time don't mind facing it; its a quite complicated scenario lool.
    Yeah I have researched into Southampton and they seemed quite brilliant at Engineering. But what is there industrial links like compare to Imperial or Birmingham? Also what does first year of mech eng consist of? I've heard the mechanics are quite similar to A level mechanics just bit advanced and if you did further maths you literately chilling. How true is that statement?
    Thanks pal for replying
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    'Proofing' should be left to the mathematicians...
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    (Original post by fahim_rahman123)
    Well I don't actually hate proof neither I like it. But I wouldn't mind avoiding it and at the same time don't mind facing it; its a quite complicated scenario lool.
    Yeah I have researched into Southampton and they seemed quite brilliant at Engineering. But what is there industrial links like compare to Imperial or Birmingham? Also what does first year of mech eng consist of? I've heard the mechanics are quite similar to A level mechanics just bit advanced and if you did further maths you literately chilling. How true is that statement?
    Thanks pal for replying
    Hi, really sorry, only just stumbled back on this post by chance.

    There are many industrial links in my discipline (Naval Architecture) in which companies come to us for students - As for the rest of Engineering I have no idea, would be best to get in contact with the admissions tutor for the course (Best to contact the University directly and ask, no idea whose emails I'm allowed to give out )

    If you did further maths and M1-3 or more you'll find both the maths and mechanics pretty straightforward, with a few exceptions as it's a level higher :P I did not do further maths hence I found it challenging, but rewarding with the right book, a lot of practice and some awesome friends.

    As for the rest of the first year, it's great fun; all the modules and course details are listed here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/enginee...g.page#modules

    My favourite elements were the group design tasks after christmas (2 weeks working on a big project - we did a keel design, mechanical students did an F1 spoiler), and surprisingly for myself the programming (using the python language if you want to get ahead )

    Oh, and just in case you were unsure, Naval Architecture shares all but one module with Mech in the first year
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    'Proofing' should be left to the mathematicians...
    Amen to that, thankfully the pure maths module stops after Christmas for us!
 
 
 
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