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    What Unis should I look at for Engineering (Mechanical or preferably Aerospace/Aeronautical) if I get BBB or BBC in maths, physics and biology?
    For example, so far I have looked at Northumbria, Hull, Anglia Ruskin and Nottingham.
    Also, is it still possible to not meet the entry requirements for universities such as Nottingham and still make it? say if I got ABB and they require AAB in my A-levels, A grade coming from spanish and the two Bs coming from Maths and Physics.
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    Queen's Belfast can get you in on the Aero BEng with a BBB. That's a pretty ****ing good uni. Swansea and Liverpool are also options.

    For mechanical, there are quite a tonne. It is a rather popular subject within engineering and lots of unis offer it with ABB/BBB.
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    Wow, I will definitely consider Queen's Belfast as one of my options then, thank you very much ^^
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    Could do Manchester with a foundation year, the foundation year would then give you options to apply for other even more respected engineering schools as well.
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    Oh wow, didn't know using foundation years can get you into unis other than the uni you're doing the course in
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    What Unis should I look at for Engineering (Mechanical or preferably Aerospace/Aeronautical) if I get BBB or BBC in maths, physics and biology?
    For example, so far I have looked at Northumbria, Hull, Anglia Ruskin and Nottingham.
    Also, is it still possible to not meet the entry requirements for universities such as Nottingham and still make it? say if I got ABB and they require AAB in my A-levels, A grade coming from spanish and the two Bs coming from Maths and Physics.
    Even though you would prefer to do aerospace/aeronautical engineering, I've heard many times that Mechanical engineering has better career prospects because of its breadth
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    Oh wow, didn't know using foundation years can get you into unis other than the uni you're doing the course in
    Yep, it's not the intended route but you can do it.
    (Original post by Kieranisda1)
    Even though you would prefer to do aerospace/aeronautical engineering, I've heard many times that Mechanical engineering has better career prospects because of its breadth
    It's complicated, in terms of engineering most aerospace courses will have much more breadth than mechanical as it's a mix of mechanical, EEE and computer science. This doesn't apply to all universities though e.g. Leeds which starts with Mechanical engineering then specialises in aero. In terms of jobs related to mechanical engineering then MechEng will be better as you don't really get the options for energy or manufacturing in an aerospace degree.
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    Well now I'm even more confused
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    Well now I'm even more confused
    So basically most aerospace engineering degrees in the UK are an attempt to prepare people with an interdisciplinary background for what is essentially the engineering of devices where Mechanical, EEE and CompSci are relevant topics but other areas that you'd see in a general engineering degree aren't e.g. Civil and Chemical. This is useful as it means you get a bunch of very versatile academics that can not just work in a different field but also have a strong understanding of how their work is connected to other fields. It's also pretty marketable given the size of the aerospace industry and people think planes and spacecraft are cool. You'll still do modules in aerospace but a lot of them will be for a more general application with more examples given in the aerospace context.

    Then you have the other type of aerospace engineering degree which is a specialised mechanical degree found at places like Leeds and Imperial. You'll generally have more modules directed towards aerospace with these kind of degrees.

    I'd say the former is seen as slightly better, they tend to have slightly better graduate prospects than mechanical focused degrees from similarly ranked institutions. Naturally it gives you a bit more variety and choice than the alternative, although it will likely be more intensive as you will sometimes have to play catch up.
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    Any unis which don't require A* grades?
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    Any unis which don't require A* grades?
    You can't have looked very hard if you're asking that question, only a small handful do.
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    I have found 4, but I can't find anymore, and yes it took a while if you are questioning my efforts, I made this post incase I missed out any good or atleast decent unis which can let in a terrible student such as myself.
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    Strathclyde mech Eng B Eng (but can move up to M Eng if you do well) BBB.
    Heriot Watt Mech Eng B Eng BBB
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    Thank you taysidefrog, although I don't really plan on going Scottish universities since they most likely won't accept me since I'm an eu student and it'd be free for me, i'll check out Heriot Watt
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    For Aeronautical Engineering I found:

    Glasgow - AAB-BBB
    Loughborough (Foundation Year) - ABB
    City - ABB
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    Any unis which don't require A* grades?
    BBB

    http://university.which.co.uk/search...t%5D=relevance

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    Thank you so much guys
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    A lot of aero degrees double up as a Mech eng as well (by providing the IMechE accreditation as well as the RAeS).
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    (Original post by ViralRiver)
    A lot of aero degrees double up as a Mech eng as well (by providing the IMechE accreditation as well as the RAeS).
    sorry, I didn't understand what you just said
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    (Original post by Jivanshh)
    sorry, I didn't understand what you just said
    A lot of aero degrees are very similar to mechanical degrees and often have the accreditation of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
 
 
 
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