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    I am planning on applying this autumn for general engineering but although I am good at theory my practical skills aren't very good, I haven't really been in a workshop for years and don't know much about tools etc. I imagine that's not very common so is that going to be a major hurdle or will I get the chance to learn it all once I start my degree?
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    You will get the chance to learn during the degree. It should not be the defining point of your studies. However, it is noticeable if you do know how to use tools or if you don't know. Try to learn as much as you can when you're there as it will help the projects massively.
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    (Original post by SillyEddy)
    You will get the chance to learn during the degree. It should not be the defining point of your studies. However, it is noticeable if you do know how to use tools or if you don't know. Try to learn as much as you can when you're there as it will help the projects massively.
    Well I was looking at the department's website and I found this link about a project done in the first week:http://mi.eng.cam.ac.uk/IALego/
    Although there are no tools involved, the project suggestions nevertheless seem impressively complicated to just get on with and build... or is it just me?

    I'm applying for electronic engineering, but of course for Cambridge I will be learning about structures and mechanics too. Looking at sample personal statements it seems people who choose engineering have been tinkering with stuff from an early age. I haven't done anything like that and though I don't have practice I like the idea of applying my maths/physics knowledge. I'm just worried I won't be very good at it... is this course not for me?
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