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    is engineering a good degree to do for overall job prospects?
    do investment banks/the city like engineering graduates

    i know it is respected but why are course entry requirements so low even at places like UCL.

    im thinking of doing either BSc pure economics at lse or ucl
    or MEng engineering and business finance at UCL(with the biz fin bit at LSE)

    which would look better to city firms/investment banks

    the pure econ is more specialised to investment type of work but the engineering degree is gives more rounded knowledge and it still does have the biz finance modules taught at LSE

    i dont mind doing either one
    any advice?
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    click on the academic section on the home page, then click on the engineering sub forum.

    It has everything
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    Entrances grades are low due to a general shortage of students wanting to take it up. Combined with the apparent national debt of engineers! I believe it is a good degree to go for (in general) if you're interested in the science/maths side of it of course. However to enter into the business side might require some careful thinking. To be fair I don't know how the city/investment banks would react to it though it sounds like you'd rather be doing Economics :confused:


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    (Original post by chats)
    click on the academic section on the home page, then click on the engineering sub forum.

    It has everything
    Good point.
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    http://www.uk-learning.net/f72.html

    click here
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    I'd hardly call them all low - I needed AAB to get in, with A's in maths and physics.
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    (Original post by female_engineer)
    I'd hardly call them all low - I needed AAB to get in, with A's in maths and physics.
    well done, you probably got into MEng. what uni you going? Bath, Bristol or Warwick?
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    I actually needed ABC with min of B in maths and physics or BBB for the BEng - this is what i applied for, which I still don't think is that low. Come results day I did better than expected and got the AAB required for the MEng, so am now going to start that. I'm going to Loughborough to study aeronautical engineering.
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    (Original post by female_engineer)
    I actually needed ABC with min of B in maths and physics or BBB for the BEng - this is what i applied for, which I still don't think is that low. Come results day I did better than expected and got the AAB required for the MEng, so am now going to start that. I'm going to Loughborough to study aeronautical engineering.
    Cool loughborough offered me a place on a masters course, can't go now though
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    (Original post by female_engineer)
    I actually needed ABC with min of B in maths and physics or BBB for the BEng - this is what i applied for, which I still don't think is that low. Come results day I did better than expected and got the AAB required for the MEng, so am now going to start that. I'm going to Loughborough to study aeronautical engineering.
    congratulations. so did they just ring you and say ''you've got the grades to do MEng''
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    (Original post by chats)
    congratulations. so did they just ring you and say ''you've got the grades to do MEng''
    Thanks

    Well no, I remembered reading in the course details somewhere that if you got higher than expected you could usually transfer to the MEng. So, I emailed the admissions tutor, asked her if it was possible, and she said yes - they would have written to me asking me (they write to all students who get better than expected and qualify for the MEng).
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    (Original post by female_engineer)
    Thanks

    Well no, I remembered reading in the course details somewhere that if you got higher than expected you could usually transfer to the MEng. So, I emailed the admissions tutor, asked her if it was possible, and she said yes - they would have written to me asking me (they write to all students who get better than expected and qualify for the MEng).
    that is quality.
    I bet you knew you were gonna get those grades anyway
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    (Original post by chats)
    that is quality.
    I bet you knew you were gonna get those grades anyway
    LOL, no I didn't - honest!
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    Edinburgh only required me to attain BBB for their EEE MEng course. Technically I didn't make it, I got AAC (A's in Maths & Physics, C in FMaths though ) though they still accepted me. Am glad I made it.
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    (Original post by LifeWired)
    Edinburgh only required me to attain BBB for their EEE MEng course. Technically I didn't make it, I got AAC (A's in Maths & Physics, C in FMaths though ) though they still accepted me. Am glad I made it.
    Congratulations - what field of engineering?
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    (Original post by female_engineer)
    Congratulations - what field of engineering?
    Thanks, and to you also !

    EEE (Electronics & Electrical Engineering)
    Since it's Scottish I'll also do Physics alongside and may combine, should prove mad...
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    (Original post by LifeWired)
    Thanks, and to you also !

    EEE (Electronics & Electrical Engineering)
    Since it's Scottish I'll also do Physics alongside and may combine, should prove mad...
    oh thats what it stands for! i thought you meant EEE entry!

    edit: congratulations and good luck
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    (Original post by chats)
    oh thats what it stands for! i thought you meant EEE entry!
    No, though that might've been wise as an insurance going by my feelings before results day...!



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    (Original post by chats)
    edit: congratulations and good luck
    Thanks! I'm sure we'll all be fine
 
 
 
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