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    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!
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    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.
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    You said yourself that you can specialise towards the end at Cambridge
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    (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.
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    (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.

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