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    Ive recently have gotten offers from Uni of Leeds for Architectural/civil and Nottingham for Mechanical. But i do not know which engineering course to do, this so stressful. i sort of want to do an industrial year.

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    Ive recently have gotten offers from Uni of Leeds for Architectural/civil and Nottingham for Mechanical. But i do not know which engineering course to do, this so stressful. i sort of want to do an industrial year.

    thanks in advance
    Hi!

    First off, congratulations on your offers.

    Architectural/Civil and Mechanical have some similarities, but they will generally lead to different sectors, so it largely depends on what you're most interested in. You'll be able to find loads of information on each field online, I'd also recommend looking into the course structure at each university to get an idea of what classes you'd be taking.

    Architecture/Civil: Involves a lot of studies on structures, buildings, infrastructure. Especially with an Architecture side, you may be spending time doing design/drawings, often a course involving Architecture is linked with art schools. Can also involve flows around buildings, amongst many, many other things.

    Mechanical: Involves a lot of studies looking into engines, thermodynamics, cars. Sometimes this field is thought of as being general, it's a great degree for entering almost any engineering sector. As with all engineering courses, you learn a large variety of classes. (Note, it's not general per se, you can still specialise with it.)

    Note that the above will differ a lot, I was just more of trying to point out some key differences. There will, of course, be plenty of overlap. What's right for you will completely depend on your interests, just try and do plenty of research into it.

    Hope this helps!

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    Hi!

    First off, congratulations on your offers.

    Architectural/Civil and Mechanical have some similarities, but they will generally lead to different sectors, so it largely depends on what you're most interested in. You'll be able to find loads of information on each field online, I'd also recommend looking into the course structure at each university to get an idea of what classes you'd be taking.

    Architecture/Civil: Involves a lot of studies on structures, buildings, infrastructure. Especially with an Architecture side, you may be spending time doing design/drawings, often a course involving Architecture is linked with art schools. Can also involve flows around buildings, amongst many, many other things.

    Mechanical: Involves a lot of studies looking into engines, thermodynamics, cars. Sometimes this field is thought of as being general, it's a great degree for entering almost any engineering sector. As with all engineering courses, you learn a large variety of classes. (Note, it's not general per se, you can still specialise with it.)

    Note that the above will differ a lot, I was just more of trying to point out some key differences. There will, of course, be plenty of overlap. What's right for you will completely depend on your interests, just try and do plenty of research into it.

    Hope this helps!

    Scott
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    School of Engineering
    Thanks for the reply, i found your comments about the engineering courses helpful. this has sort of put me in the right direction for deciding which course i would like to choose. but as you said, i am going to do a bit more research before i fully decide. thanks once again for the information you have given me.
 
 
 
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