Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all

    I know that I want to do Electronic Engineering as a career - I spend my free time working on electronics and programming projects and I love it.

    I have offers from Cambridge and Southampton.
    Of course, Cambridge only offers general engineering, though the last two years are specialised. The course I've been offered at Southampton is Electronic Engineering.

    I can't make up my mind which to take - the better name/employability; or Southampton, what seems like the better course.

    Any advice much appreciated!
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    You can rest assured that your friends won't be better or worse based on where you go to uni! In terms of employability see if you can find out where grads from both end up to compare. The name doesn't really mean much. It's the course content and what you make of your experience that does.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    You said yourself that you can specialise towards the end at Cambridge
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by musicboyben)
    Hi all

    I know that I want to do Electronic Engineering as a career - I spend my free time working on electronics and programming projects and I love it.

    I have offers from Cambridge and Southampton.
    Of course, Cambridge only offers general engineering, though the last two years are specialised. The course I've been offered at Southampton is Electronic Engineering.

    I can't make up my mind which to take - the better name, employability and potentially better contacts/friends; or Southampton, what seems like the better course.

    Any advice much appreciated!
    By the way don't pick Cambridge just because of it's status. Consider which university you would actually be happier and enjoy your time at. Cambridge is fine because you can specialise towards the end of your degree or whenever they let you choose.
    • Section Leader
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by musicboyben)
    Hi all

    I know that I want to do Electronic Engineering as a career - I spend my free time working on electronics and programming projects and I love it.

    I have offers from Cambridge and Southampton.
    Of course, Cambridge only offers general engineering, though the last two years are specialised. The course I've been offered at Southampton is Electronic Engineering.

    I can't make up my mind which to take - the better name/employability; or Southampton, what seems like the better course.

    Any advice much appreciated!
    So yes you need to carefully compare the courses, including the EE specialisation track at Cambridge (noting it's fully accredited by IET etc). And factor the collegiate and supervision systems into your thinking.

    The fact that Cambridge is a broad course for 2 years can be a plus or a minus depending on your thinking. It can be very helpful to have an understanding across the engineering disciplines. And many students actually change their originally intended specialisation as a result.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.