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    What universities are best for all types of engineering? Ideal entry requirements are AAA or AAB or ABB.

    I was thinking of doing either Chemical Engineering or Medical engineering.
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    What universities are best for all types of engineering? Ideal entry requirements are AAA or AAB or ABB.
    Hey,

    You would be best to think about which engineering discipline you are most interested in. Very few universities will offer all engineering courses, largely because they can differ greatly. E.g. Civil, Software, Aerospace, Biomedical and Nuclear may have some common classes in the early years, but all lead down very different routes. So, while a university is considered great for engineering, it's irrelevant if it doesn't offer a course you would do.

    If you want a more general overview, there are many university tables/rankings which can give you an idea of how universities compare within engineering. Although, be careful when looking at them, some reviews can be subjective or won't be a fair representation of a particular course or department.

    Hope this helps,

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    Hey,

    You would be best to think about which engineering discipline you are most interested in. Very few universities will offer all engineering courses, largely because they can differ greatly. E.g. Civil, Software, Aerospace, Biomedical and Nuclear may have some common classes in the early years, but all lead down very different routes. So, while a university is considered great for engineering, it's irrelevant if it doesn't offer a course you would do.

    If you want a more general overview, there are many university tables/rankings which can give you an idea of how universities compare within engineering. Although, be careful when looking at them, some reviews can be subjective or won't be a fair representation of a particular course or department.

    Hope this helps,

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    I was thinking either Chemical Engineering or Medical engineering.
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    1) Oxford./ Cambridge
    2) ICL
    3) UCL
    4) Nottingham
    5) Manchester
    6) Bristol
    7) Southampton
    8) Leeds
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    (Original post by Shen_T)
    I was thinking either Chemical Engineering or Medical engineering.
    Check the rankings, then check the entry requirements...

    Note that rankings vary a bit from year to year so don't worry about exact places. Also, engineering employers don't care.

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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    1) Oxford./ Cambridge
    2) ICL
    3) UCL
    4) Nottingham
    5) Manchester
    6) Bristol
    7) Southampton
    8) Leeds
    Oxford is definitely not above ICL in engineering
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    Instead of looking at rankings, you need to focus on the course content of each course - they will all be different.

    Some courses will be more appealing to you than others simply because of your own interests. Look at the optional units on offer - think about what you would choose, and why. Its also worth looking at what 'extras' are on offer - industry placement, study abroad etc.

    You need to go to some Open Days - lots coming up in the next few months - and think about the reality of being at that Uni. What someone else thinks is wonderful, you may not.

    And, remember that picking 5 Unis all with high grade requirements is not a bright idea - you could be left with either no offers at all or no realistic insurance.

    Lots of TSR advice here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...ity-rejections
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    Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Manchester
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    A useful site for 'where can I apply with these grades?' is : http://www.whatuni.com/
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    Is Warwick good for engineering?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Wolf)
    Is Warwick good for engineering?
    Yes. They have a general engineering course which then allows specialisation. They don't afaik have ChemEng though as per OP requirements.

    Which emphasises returnmigrant's point about checking the courses in detail.

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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    1) Oxford./ Cambridge
    2) ICL
    3) UCL
    4) Nottingham
    5) Manchester
    6) Bristol
    7) Southampton
    8) Leeds
    Engineering has to be one of UCLs worst departments lol
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    Bath and Southampton are severely underrated imo
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    Surrey seems to meet your entry reqs and has a nice campus and seems to be progressing up the league tables most yrs. Didn't go there in the end (but I didn't do Engineering) but liked their campus the most. I think they also have a sandwich year in industry program, if that sort of thing interests you; means the job prospect rates are very high as you've basically already got an employer sorted out when you leave, if you want it.

    Have a peek; don't get the high rent payable in areas like London either

    For ChemEng, for example.
    http://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/new...ial-experience.
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    (Original post by Shen_T)
    What universities are best for all types of engineering? Ideal entry requirements are AAA or AAB or ABB.

    I was thinking of doing either Chemical Engineering or Medical engineering.
    There are so many factors to consider! What requirements are most important to you - the generic 'best' may not be best for you because you will have your own requirements, needs and wants.

    We tend to encourage applicants to the consider key things - the content and facilities of the course, your relationship with the academics, and the setting (town/city/experience) of where you will be studying. If you find somewhere that is best for you in all three......

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    Related to OP's thread question - not trying to hijack thread

    I've got a bit of a conundrum - I've already been accepted on to several Nuclear Engineering courses, Birmingham's MEng being the main one but I'm concerned about whether I've specialised too soon and I should have a more general degree in Chemical Engineering to specialize further later on. I am concerned that without a Masters, there'll be issues with funding to go all the way to PhD level.

    I'm especially interested in applications of thorium as a radionuclide, molten salt coolants, and certain kinds of plasma physics in magnetic confinement and pinch based fusion reactors. I'm really interested in graphene and other materials with interesting properties too, but didn't particularly like materials in physics at AS (there were no mechanisms described at all, just a lot of rote memorisation!)

    Should I stick it out with my Nuclear Engineering course, or plan to switch within the first two years?
 
 
 
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