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    im interested in all the various fields of engineering, so cant make up my mind as to which one to pick. As i havent heard of many people getting into general engineering i wanted to ask whether its a good choice for uni? What about the job prospects after uni? Do specialized engineers stand out more?
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    im interested in all the various fields of engineering, so cant make up my mind as to which one to pick. As i havent heard of many people getting into general engineering i wanted to ask whether its a good choice for uni? What about the job prospects after uni? Do specialized engineers stand out more?
    It is a great idea if you are not sure what you want to go into, better than picking one specific one in this case.

    Whilst the title is 'general' you will eventually specialize more in a specific field towards the end of the course anyway. So on you application after the degree you can say BEng/MEng Engineering (majored in mechanical) or something.

    Alternatively you could do the BEng and by then you'd have already started to specialize anyway, then do a MSc in a even more specific engineering course. The BEng/MSc is actually a more prestigious option in my opinion since you study more credits than you would with the MEng alone, and it takes the same amount of time, well a few months longer since you will usually be working on your dissertation for the MSc over the summer time (compared to the MEng final year where you finish along with the other undergraduates. The noteable disadvantage is that the MEng is funded my student finance. However you now get 10k towards a postgrad in the UK if you are from here (who knows if that will be the case 4 years from now though).
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    (Original post by tejsanghavi)
    im interested in all the various fields of engineering, so cant make up my mind as to which one to pick. As i havent heard of many people getting into general engineering i wanted to ask whether its a good choice for uni? What about the job prospects after uni? Do specialized engineers stand out more?
    Just choose the course program, you like. Then you will thrive and be motivated and become a good engineer. One advantage of general engineering is, that you are flexible and not really closing doors. At the end, most jobs are so specialised, you cannot prepare yourself for them, so don't worry, if you don't cover 100% of a certain career path.
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    (Original post by tejsanghavi)
    im interested in all the various fields of engineering, so cant make up my mind as to which one to pick. As i havent heard of many people getting into general engineering i wanted to ask whether its a good choice for uni? What about the job prospects after uni? Do specialized engineers stand out more?
    If you enrol on a general engineering degree then you will still likely graduate within a specific discipline, specialising during the later half of the degree. Likely, the vast majority of jobs require a specific discipline, but that's not going to be a problem because throughout your degree, after having a taste of some of the different disciplines, you will have chosen yours.
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    It's a great degree to have but be prepared for it to be very difficult. I'm doing aerospace which at my university is pretty much general engineering lite and its roughly considered to be 1.5x as much work as the other disciplines here as for example you'll be asked to learn 90 credits of this discipline but you only have 60 credits available so you end up having condensed modules (what would be a 20 credit for mechanical students will be 15 credits for you) or you won't get taught a prerequisite or related module so you end up getting 2-4 weeks to learn a semester worth of stuff which prepares you for the other 8-10 weeks of content.
 
 
 
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