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    If there's anything you want to know about studying at the UK's only exclusively postgrad uni, then we are your people. "Where is Cranfield?" is normally the first question! "What do you do there and why can't I find you in some of the rankings?" is the next! Our official rep account and our forum threads are looked after by the comms team and our student ambassadors, so between us we should be able to answer your questions (or know somebody who can!) Feel free to ask us anything!
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    Hi, I recently received an offer for a Msc. in Design of rotating equipment and I'm wondering what the job market is like for your current students, especially in the oil downturn. What are job prospects like at the moment for international students (I'm Canadian).
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    If there's anything you want to know about studying at the UK's only exclusively postgrad uni, then we are your people. "Where is Cranfield?" is normally the first question! "What do you do there and why can't I find you in some of the rankings?" is the next! Our official rep account and our forum threads are looked after by the comms team and our student ambassadors, so between us we should be able to answer your questions (or know somebody who can!) Feel free to ask us anything!
    Hi, I recently received an offer for a Msc. in Design of rotating equipment and I'm wondering what the job market is like for your current students, especially in the oil downturn. What are job prospects like at the moment for international students (I'm Canadian).
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    Hi, I recently received an offer for a Msc. in Design of rotating equipment and I'm wondering what the job market is like for your current students, especially in the oil downturn. What are job prospects like at the moment for international students (I'm Canadian).
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    (Original post by JNSSMC)
    Hi, I recently received an offer for a Msc. in Design of rotating equipment and I'm wondering what the job market is like for your current students, especially in the oil downturn. What are job prospects like at the moment for international students (I'm Canadian).
    Hi,
    Firstly congratulations on your offer! I don't know if you have seen the career section for this course on our website,
    https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/...ating-machines but there is some info there for you. I have contacted the course director to try and answer your questions more specifically so I will come back to you asap.

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    (Original post by JNSSMC)
    Hi, I recently received an offer for a Msc. in Design of rotating equipment and I'm wondering what the job market is like for your current students, especially in the oil downturn. What are job prospects like at the moment for international students (I'm Canadian).
    Hi,

    I hope you are well. Although my colleague has replied you, I thought I should reply as well- we have quite a number of similarities! I am at Cranfield and I am an international student; I am also an engineer by profession, mechanical engineer. I am, however, on my PhD so when done I may probably be like you, thinking of the job market.

    However, for our current students in specialist fields as yours, MSc Design of Rotating Equipment, they have seemingly been unaffected by the unstable oil prices and the oil and gas industries. Their training and education at Cranfield has made them take up jobs in their respective countries and, for those who stayed in the UK or pursued post graduate studies, they found opportunities -despite of the prevailing conditions in the oil and gas industry.

    Also at Cranfield, we do have career fairs -this holds annually, sometimes, twice a year and you will have the opportunity to start a discussion with Rolls-Royce, Ford, Shell, Siemens and what could be up to a hundred different employers on Cranfield. Hence, you could commence discussions with them before graduating and potentially have an offer before graduating. And also, your group project will make you come in contact with employers and you will have the opportunity to make an impression.

    Overall, I would say that the opportunities are still there, in the oil and gas sectors, in fields where your skills are needed! What you need to do, first and foremost, is concentrating on yourself -ensuring that your grades are excellent and you learn as much as possible, especially softwares and equipment design. You will be fine once you do this.

    Hopefully, see you at Cranfield soon. Any questions, please ask. Cheers!

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    Why Cranfield is not so popular in this forum!!!

    I heard about it recently.. some with positive feedbacks about the Uni other not.... I am planning to apply for a Msc course and I really dont want to wast my money and time !!! I would like to get involved in the indusry market after the Msc....and I really dont know which uni could provide the best formation with the best career later
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    (Original post by Shelly81)
    Why Cranfield is not so popular in this forum!!!

    I heard about it recently.. some with positive feedbacks about the Uni other not.... I am planning to apply for a Msc course and I really dont want to wast my money and time !!! I would like to get involved in the indusry market after the Msc....and I really dont know which uni could provide the best formation with the best career later
    Hi Shelly,

    Thanks for the feedback! We have been gradually growing (and building up) our engagement in this forum and this will only grow and get better in the coming weeks and months and years ahead.

    Our Open Day is on the 4th of February, would you be chanced to attend?

    As a Cranfield Student (Phd, Aerospace Research), I have seen MSc friends of mine, immediately grasp roles in the UK or in their home countries (for international students) before their dissertation is submitted. As a PhD researcher, I have collaborated with important aerospace and manufacturing companies, essentially provided through Cranfield's strong connection to industry and policymakers. There is also our career guidance service and careers fairs (which hosts often more than 100 companies in the University), where students can avail themselves of information and direct contact to employers.

    If you can make it to the Open Day, that will be good! All the best!
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    Hi Shelly,

    Thanks for the feedback! We have been gradually growing (and building up) our engagement in this forum and this will only grow and get better in the coming weeks and months and years ahead.

    Our Open Day is on the 4th of February, would you be chanced to attend?

    As a Cranfield Student (Phd, Aerospace Research), I have seen MSc friends of mine, immediately grasp roles in the UK or in their home countries (for international students) before their dissertation is submitted. As a PhD researcher, I have collaborated with important aerospace and manufacturing companies, essentially provided through Cranfield's strong connection to industry and policymakers. There is also our career guidance service and careers fairs (which hosts often more than 100 companies in the University), where students can avail themselves of information and direct contact to employers.

    If you can make it to the Open Day, that will be good! All the best!
    what about scholarships for international students?
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    (Original post by Shelly81)
    what about scholarships for international students?
    Hi Shirley,

    Have you had a look on Cranfield's website? There are scholarships I can possibly recommend to you, but a lot will depend on where you are from country/region. What country/region are you from?

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    Hi Shirley,

    Have you had a look on Cranfield's website? There are scholarships I can possibly recommend to you, but a lot will depend on where you are from country/region. What country/region are you from?

    Oke.
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    Hi Shirely,

    Have you had a look at Cranfield's website, detailing the busaries and scholarships we have?

    Here is it:
    http://search.cranfield.ac.uk/s/sear...119.1486044533
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    Hi, just wondering if you saw the thread I made? - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4534988

    A response would be much appreciated as I'm pretty much wanting to go ahead and send off a Cranfield application ASAP. Just need to clear a few things up first.

    Cheers.
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    (Original post by Pessimisterious)
    Hi, just wondering if you saw the thread I made? - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4534988

    A response would be much appreciated as I'm pretty much wanting to go ahead and send off a Cranfield application ASAP. Just need to clear a few things up first.

    Cheers.
    Hi Pessimisterious,

    Firstly, I must apologise for the late reply to your email- this is not usually the case. The "inbox" method which you used in communicating appears to be more effective in alerting us. However, subsequent replies here will be sufficient to alert us.

    The MSc degree comprises of a research and taught sub-sections; for most it is in this order, Taught Modules 40%; Group Project 20%; Individual Research Project 40%. Your "Individual Research project" will be your own dissertation or Masters thesis which is a prerequisite for any MSc/ MA course. You will be able to select your own research topic and have supervisors to support you develop your aim, objectives, set methodologies, all the way to results and conclusions. The Group Project would likely be a project from the industry, likely a live project from a company. Depending on circumstances, you may be able to select your own choice amongst group project topics, work in a team of 3-5 students and industry partners + Cranfield academia in pursing the objectives of the topic you are assigned to. At the end of the research, the results will be assessed by the supervising academia from Cranfield and the company (if it is provided by the company). This is a basic description of the research project. It carries 20% of your entire MSc work, hence its importance.

    As you require specific information about Computational Fluid Dynamics, I will suggest that you contact the Course Director directly; he will be able to give you a detailed response on current course structure and, if possible, timetables. However, the first few weeks are quite intense, as these are the taught courses; then there would be a period for revision and practicals, if applicable, then exams and then preparation for the 40% and 20% part of your MSc work- your research projects. Weekly life will be intense, however, you will be able to combine study life and social activities/ activities outside school effectively, as most of our students do so effectively.

    You are right -at 28, you will be amongst the right mix of people, age-wise and everyone brings in an interesting experience which will benefit you- either career-wise or academic-wise. Most of our students are in their 20's and 30's, as expected, as we are a post-graduate only University. This includes the persons you will meet at the Cranfield accommodation or off-campus, if you that is applicable to you.

    I would imagine that an official transcript result will suffice. As you know, we are a University that is somewhat more "internationalised" than many University. People come from all over the world and the UK as well, and there are instances where the UK-equivalent results are accepted (after the appropriate interpretation and conversion) has been made. The standards, are across board, similar; high standards. You could send in this as part of a discussion to the Course Director and I am sure this should not be a problem.

    As for your last statement - I had to do a research on that! If you can afford an MSc, by all means, go for it. At least you are certain of being recognised globally. This is what https://www.findamasters.com/advice/...mas-guide.aspx says about the question.

    "The answer to this question really depends on what you want from postgraduate study. If you’re preparing for a specific job and know that a shorter course will do, there’s little point committing to a full Masters. But if you want to carry out your own independent scholarship, a PGDip or PGCert may not satisfy you."

    Personally, I would advise a full MSc as future employers or, if you go for a PhD much later, would inquire about the research part of your post graduate program as the research essentially tells them how effective you are in working on your own and achieving objectives. I am running my PhD at Cranfield now and, although unrelated to my current research, my MSc research was critiqued as part of the PhD-interview process. And this happened at the industries I have worked!

    I hope I have been able to offer you useful answers. Any more questions, please pose them here.

    Cheers.
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    Hello,
    I have applied for Aerospace Dynamics Course in January, but after two month and a half my application status is still "Decision Pending". Is that normal or a bad sing and how long i should wait.

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    Hello,
    I have applied for Aerospace Dynamics Course in January, but after two month and a half my application status is still "Decision Pending". Is that normal or a bad sing and how long i should wait.

    Best Regards.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your query- this sounds a bit strange. Have you contacted the course director?I believe this is for a October 2017 start?

    If you could send us a message, I would follow it up for you. Alternatively, you can send an email with the details to [email protected] or fill in your request here. https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/forms/enquiry-form

    Hope this helps and looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Good morning,

    I've applied for the Astronautics and Space Engineering degree at the beginning of March. Do you have an approximate idea on when I could have an answer concerning my application ? Are they still available one student-room on the campus If I stay from september 2017 to september 2018 ?

    Thank you for your reply.

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    (Original post by Diranol)
    Good morning,

    I've applied for the Astronautics and Space Engineering degree at the beginning of March. Do you have an approximate idea on when I could have an answer concerning my application ? Are they still available one student-room on the campus If I stay from september 2017 to september 2018 ?

    Thank you for your reply.

    Best Regards.
    Hi Diranol,

    Well-done on your application! You should ideally have a response in April, at the very latest; it is extremely rare if this does not occur. Have you checked your student eve portal, where you made an application? Do check and if there has not been any response, do send an email to [email protected].

    Meanwhile, April is still a very good time to get accommodation on campus. Once you have gotten the admission offer, I will suggest that you do so immediately. The admission can be made on your eve portal.

    Best,

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    Hi!

    I've applied for the MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy at the end of march, and I would like to know how much time I'll have to wait to have and answer in regard to my application.

    Thank you for your help!
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    Hi!

    I've applied for the MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy at the end of march, and I would like to know how much time I'll have to wait to have and answer in regard to my application.

    Thank you for your help!
    HI Carol!

    Glad to know that you have made an application to Cranfield for the MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy program.

    Were you given any due date in the email confirmation? I should say within 4 weeks, generally; however, if you do not hear from them by Thursday next week, that is 27th, please send an inquiry email.

    Normally, I would say 4 weeks, but sending an email does not hurt one bit! Let us know how it goes, please.

    Best,
    Oke.
 
 
 
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