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hey guys, i was wondering if anyone does these course currently or anyone who applied to these course for the following year. which uni and which course would be better to become a design engineer (both courses are v similar). hence, if possible to become charted engineer. thank you!!

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hey guys, i was wondering if anyone does these course currently or anyone who applied to these course for the following year. which uni and which course would be better to become a design engineer (both courses are v similar). hence, if possible to become charted engineer. thank you!!

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What kind of things do you want to design?
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What kind of things do you want to design?
anything though main interests are in transport areas such as aeroplanes and cars. thanks for reply
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anything though main interests are in transport areas such as aeroplanes and cars. thanks for reply
Both courses seem decent enough. A lot of engineering graduates go on to become design engineers. It's more about applying to relevant positions and having an interest in designing things, than having a degree titled "design engineering" or something similar, so look at mechanical engineering degrees too.
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Both courses seem decent enough. A lot of engineering graduates go on to become design engineers. It's more about applying to relevant positions and having an interest in designing things, than having a degree titled "design engineering" or something similar, so look at mechanical engineering degrees too.
i looked into quite a few mechanical engineering degrees however they seemed to focus more on the practical side and making etc. while design engineering gives you the broad discipline between engineering and design, a combination which focuses more on the design principles while mechanical engineering only focuses a small amount on design. Do you know which uni is better? and i also applied so is it possible to change now? thank you!

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i looked into quite a few mechanical engineering degrees however they seemed to focus more on the practical side and making etc. while design engineering gives you the broad discipline between engineering and design, a combination which focuses more on the design principles while mechanical engineering only focuses a small amount on design. Do you know which uni is better? and i also applied so is it possible to change now? thank you!

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It's unusual to hear more about mechanical engineering degrees focusing too much on the practical side of things - the complaint I more commonly hear is the reverse, that they are too theoretical.

Nonetheless, you need a decent enough understanding of the practical side of things to be successful in design, as you need to have an awareness of how your design will be manufactured.

I don't know which of those universities is better, though. I would be looking at the course and the industrial links.
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It's unusual to hear more about mechanical engineering degrees focusing too much on the practical side of things - the complaint I more commonly hear is the reverse, that they are too theoretical.

Nonetheless, you need a decent enough understanding of the practical side of things to be successful in design, as you need to have an awareness of how your design will be manufactured.

I don't know which of those universities is better, though. I would be looking at the course and the industrial links.
I see, if I wanted to go for mechanical is it too late to change my option now? Thank you.

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I see, if I wanted to go for mechanical is it too late to change my option now? Thank you.

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I'm not sure, but both courses look very much like a standard mech eng degree anyway (to me, at least), maybe swapping out some theory for more design work.
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I'm not sure, but both courses look very much like a standard mech eng degree anyway (to me, at least), maybe swapping out some theory for more design work.
Do you know if it's possible to change to mech degree if that's better? 🙂

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Do you know if it's possible to change to mech degree if that's better? 🙂

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As I said, I'm not sure about the process of changing courses. This would be something that is best asked to the university.
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Liverpool.......
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Do Industrial design at Liverpool and then an MSc at Brunel....
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Do Industrial design at Liverpool and then an MSc at Brunel....

thanks 4 reply. why though? lik wht reasons?
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If you are really into drawings of consumer products the Industrial design course would be better than Mech. The projects involve choosing of material etc (Mech) but will touch on innovative design of the products. With this background you can then go on to Brunel for its location and strong industrial connections.
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