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    I would like to know if it would be possible to apply to aerospace engineering at one university and mechanical at another and if it is, does anyone have any personal statement advice? this is stressing me out quite a lot and I thought it might be a good idea to get some advice so any is appreciated!
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    Hmm I did the same but haven't had any decisions so I'll just keep watch of this thread.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Hmm I did the same but haven't had any decisions so I'll just keep watch of this thread.
    how have you structured your personal statement?
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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    how have you structured your personal statement?
    Can't really say how it's structured, but it contains why I like the course, some experience in engineering, and what I hope to do in the future
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Can't really say how it's structured, but it contains why I like the course, some experience in engineering, and what I hope to do in the future
    but like have you talked about aerospace/mechanical more or talked about both of them, thats what i can't figure out how to do
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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    but like have you talked about aerospace/mechanical more or talked about both of them, thats what i can't figure out how to do
    Left mine as purely Aerospace. I'd rather have a good go at 4 than a mediocre go at 5.

    In hindsight, I regret applying for two courses like that. Stick to 1 if you can
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Left mine as purely Aerospace. I'd rather have a good go at 4 than a mediocre go at 5.

    In hindsight, I regret applying for two courses like that. Stick to 1 if you can
    yeah i considered that but i really cant figure out which one to choose, did you get an offer for mechanical?
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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    yeah i considered that but i really cant figure out which one to choose, did you get an offer for mechanical?
    Got 0 decisions thus far. I'll let you know if I get it. I've asked around though and apparently I'm very unlikely to get it so
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Got 0 decisions thus far. I'll let you know if I get it. I've asked around though and apparently I'm very unlikely to get it so
    good luck haha, im trying to implement both disciplines into my personal statement but it seems a herculean task!
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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    good luck haha, im trying to implement both disciplines into my personal statement but it seems a herculean task!
    Thanks. Honestly man, it is a herculean task to do it AND do it well. I wouldn't recommend doing it because most likely, it'll end up decreasing the quality of your PS. Is there no other Aero course you can find?
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    Thanks. Honestly man, it is a herculean task to do it AND do it well. I wouldn't recommend doing it because most likely, it'll end up decreasing the quality of your PS. Is there no other Aero course you can find?
    my main reason for choosing both is i want to pick unis that will give me a range of offers, and if i dont do very well im not sure i want to be doing aerospace engineering as it is alot harder, so i thought mechanical would be an easier alternative
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    For anyone who stumbles across this thread later, thought I'd give an update to say I did get my offers at both aero and mechanical unis with a completely aerospace based PS. This might be because the Mechanical uni I applied to (UCL) isn't ranked very high, but it is possible. So you can interpret that how you wish
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    why don;t you write a different personal statement for each course if that is possible. Taylor is to the course you are applying for,

    I am doing a general engineering undergrad degree but when I go on to do my masters I'll have to pick mechanical or aerospace.

    please let me know how you get on.
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    (Original post by mrnace)
    why don;t you write a different personal statement for each course if that is possible. Taylor is to the course you are applying for,

    I am doing a general engineering undergrad degree but when I go on to do my masters I'll have to pick mechanical or aerospace.

    please let me know how you get on.
    You can only have one personal statement on UCAS and it is sent to all 5 choices.

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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    I would like to know if it would be possible to apply to aerospace engineering at one university and mechanical at another and if it is, does anyone have any personal statement advice? this is stressing me out quite a lot and I thought it might be a good idea to get some advice so any is appreciated!
    Why bother applying to mechanical in the first place? Is it because some of the uni's dont offer aero?
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    It's a personal statement, unless you're applying to Oxbridge or Imperial no one will care if you write it for aerospace and apply to mechanical.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    It's a personal statement, unless you're applying to Oxbridge or Imperial no one will care if you write it for aerospace and apply to mechanical.
    And Oxbridge won't care because their's is general to start anyway

    And Cambridge allows you to provide an extra PS in their SAQ
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    (Original post by alecbritton)
    I would like to know if it would be possible to apply to aerospace engineering at one university and mechanical at another and if it is, does anyone have any personal statement advice? this is stressing me out quite a lot and I thought it might be a good idea to get some advice so any is appreciated!
    I applied for both aero and mech eng - using an aero PS. I didn't specify that aero was the degree I was going for, but rather used aero-based examples.I received offers for both subjects.

    (Original post by alecbritton)
    my main reason for choosing both is i want to pick unis that will give me a range of offers, and if i dont do very well im not sure i want to be doing aerospace engineering as it is alot harder, so i thought mechanical would be an easier alternative
    Just another thing - don't underestimate the mech eng course! I know a few people doing it and their work is as challenging as mine atm. No engineering subject is going to be easy. Expect a lot of work!
 
 
 
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