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    QS World ranking (overall): 17
    QS World ranking (CompSci): 12

    In most branches of engineering, however, Edinburgh fails to make the top 100.

    My questions are:
    -What's the reason for this (is it really a lower quality course?)
    -Are people aware of this (i.e. is an engineering degree significantly less prestigious than a CompSci degree?)
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    (Original post by KarlK)
    -What's the reason for this?
    I don't know. Why does it matter?

    -Are people aware of this (i.e. is an engineering degree significantly less prestigious than a CompSci degree?)
    The only people who bother with league tables are students, so no-one else is probably aware of this.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    I don't know. Why does it matter?
    I may want to reconsider my choice if this particular course/uni combo is substandard.
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    (Original post by KarlK)
    I may want to reconsider my choice if this particular course/uni combo is substandard.
    The vast majority of engineering departments in the UK are probably much and such the same. There aren't any rankings that measure the things that I would say are actually important for an engineering student, so I wouldn't get distressed about what they say.

    When I applied I had little reason to believe it was substandard (I didn't use league tables though as I never knew they existed). The only complaint I've heard about it from some is that the teaching is lacking somewhat, but the same is true of many large universities.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    The vast majority of engineering departments in the UK are probably much and such the same. There aren't any rankings that measure the things that I would say are actually important for an engineering student, so I wouldn't get distressed about what they say.

    When I applied I had little reason to believe it was substandard (I didn't use league tables though as I never knew they existed). The only complaint I've heard about it from some is that the teaching is lacking somewhat, but the same is true of many large universities.
    Am I right in my assumption that you took engineering at Edinburgh? If so, would you be willing to provide a testimony of your time there? A simple "here's what we did, here what I liked about it, and here's what I didn't" will do.
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    (Original post by KarlK)
    Am I right in my assumption that you took engineering at Edinburgh? If so, would you be willing to provide a testimony of your time there? A simple "here's what we did, here what I liked about it, and here's what I didn't" will do.
    I applied but didn't end up going so can't really help you there I'm afraid.
 
 
 
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