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    I plan on studying Mechanical Engineering in Scotland and I was wondering which university would be best for this subject?
    I am considering:
    University of Glasgow
    Strathclyde University
    University of Aberdeen
    Heriott-Watt
    University of Edinburgh
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    Edinburgh and Glasgow have best overall reputation, international ranking and they are member of Russell Group.
    Personally speaking, I think they are most suitable. And Glasgow and Edinburgh have good ranking in Engineering in QS and ARUW universities ranking.
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    (Original post by T Jack Zhang)
    Edinburgh and Glasgow have best overall reputation, international ranking and they are member of Russell Group.
    Personally speaking, I think they are most suitable. And Glasgow and Edinburgh have good ranking in Engineering in QS and ARUW universities ranking.
    Strathclyde is ranked highest in Scotland for mechanical engineering.


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    (Original post by Veirian)
    I plan on studying Mechanical Engineering in Scotland and I was wondering which university would be best for this subject?
    I am considering:
    University of Glasgow
    Strathclyde University
    University of Aberdeen
    Heriott-Watt
    University of Edinburgh
    Strathclyde is generally considered the "best" engineering department in Scotland, and has excellent links to a huge amount of industrial sectors.

    Aside from that, I'd say that the rest are equal. It's really going to depend on how much you like the cities to live in, and the departments.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Strathclyde is generally considered the "best" engineering department in Scotland, and has excellent links to a huge amount of industrial sectors.

    Aside from that, I'd say that the rest are equal. It's really going to depend on how much you like the cities to live in, and the departments.
    I'm applying for marine engineering at Strathclyde and my brothers applying for mechanical engineering.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    I'm applying for marine engineering at Strathclyde and my brothers applying for mechanical engineering.


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    Where else are you applying? Strathclyde is very competitive so I would have some backup options. (I didn't even apply there at all since I knew my grades weren't sufficient.)
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    (Original post by Veirian)
    I plan on studying Mechanical Engineering in Scotland and I was wondering which university would be best for this subject?
    Hey!

    All of those choices will give you a great experience and an amazing degree. The course contents will vary slightly, and the universities will have links with different places, or offer slightly different opportunities. E.g. Some may have great study abroad opportunities, other may have excellent links with the oil and gas industry, or others with other industries. There's no "best" university, there will only be a university which is best suited for you.

    The most important thing is to be happy where you'll be studying. Strathclyde is in the centre of Glasgow whereas Glasgow Uni is in the West End, but it's a great city. Heriott-Watt is on a more remote campus, but still relatively close to Edinburgh. Aberdeen is the furthest north, and is the smallest city of the options.

    If you have any questions about Glasgow Uni, or Glasgow itself, do let me know!

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    (Original post by Smack)
    Where else are you applying? Strathclyde is very competitive so I would have some backup options. (I didn't even apply there at all since I knew my grades weren't sufficient.)
    I'm also applying to Heriot watt and Glasgow Caledonian. Yeah you're right Strathclyde Engineering is competitive and I achieved 2As and 2Bs in my highers this year and are studying advanced higher maths, physics and higher English in 6th year. I just missed out on the entry requirements for marine engineering which was 3As and a B. I'm hopeful to receive a conditional and achieve it. Are you at uni the now ?


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    I'm also applying to Heriot watt and Glasgow Caledonian. Yeah you're right Strathclyde Engineering is competitive and I achieved 2As and 2Bs in my highers this year and are studying advanced higher maths, physics and higher English in 6th year. I just missed out on the entry requirements for marine engineering which was 3As and a B. I'm hopeful to receive a conditional and achieve it. Are you at uni the now ?


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    No, I graduated just over three years ago. Are you applying to just three universities?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    No, I graduated just over three years ago. Are you applying to just three universities?
    Yeah I'm applying for; MEng mechanical engineering at Heriot watt, MEng mechanical engineering at Glasgow Caledonian, MPhys at Strathclyde, MEng and BEng Marine Engineering at Strathclyde.


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    So it's harder to get into Strathclyde than Glasgow uni if you want to study engineering? For my country the requirements for Glasgow are waaay higher. Sounds weird
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    (Original post by Veirian)
    So it's harder to get into Strathclyde than Glasgow uni if you want to study engineering? For my country the requirements for Glasgow are waaay higher. Sounds weird
    Where do you live ?


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    Where do you live ?


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    Bulgaria.

    The requirements for Mech Eng in Glasgow are 5.80 out of 6 and 6 in maths and physics, while in Strathclyde the Electrical Engineering (only one listed, should be the same as Mechanical Eng) requirements are 5 out of 6 and 5.50 in Maths and physics
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    (Original post by Veirian)
    Bulgaria.

    The requirements for Mech Eng in Glasgow are 5.80 out of 6 and 6 in maths and physics, while in Strathclyde the Electrical Engineering (only one listed, should be the same as Mechanical Eng) requirements are 5 out of 6 and 5.50 in Maths and physics
    It's probably because mechanical engineering is a lot more competitive than electronic and electrical engineering. I was at the Strathclyde open day last month and I went to the mini lecture of mechanical engineering and I remember the guy said that they get 1,300 applications a year for mechanical engineering and they can only accept between 130-150 students.
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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    It's probably because mechanical engineering is a lot more competitive than electronic and electrical engineering. I was at the Strathclyde open day last month and I went to the mini lecture of mechanical engineering and I remember the guy said that they get 1,300 applications a year for mechanical engineering and they can only accept between 130-150 students.
    Applications to Acceptances ratios are fairly meaningless. You have 5 choices so if every one of your universities gives you an offer you will still only end up being accepted by one.

    More useful is Applications to Offer ratio. Which Uni (for example) has this info.

    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...000-h302-73603
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Applications to Acceptances ratios are fairly meaningless. You have 5 choices so if every one of your universities gives you an offer you will still only end up being accepted by one.

    More useful is Applications to Offer ratio. Which Uni (for example) has this info.

    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...000-h302-73603
    Thanks a lot! This is very useful.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    Thanks a lot! This is very useful.


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    No problem

    And here's Glasgow for the same course
    http://university.which.co.uk/univer...00-h302-368099
 
 
 
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