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    I am in the process looking at unis for aerospace/aeronautical engineering and am looking for the best universities in terms of teaching quality, and facilities, I am predicted A*AA/A*AB in maths, further maths and physics. Hopefully someone who studies aerospace engineering at "x" university can give me a short review of their experience or recommend universities?
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    If you're looking at the UK, with those grades I would suggest get a strong personal statement and apply to Imperial, Cambridge, Manchester, Bath and Sheffield/Southampton

    For the US however, you need to have a good SAT score and lots of EC'S. Try applying to Purdue, UIUC, Texas A&M. Or if you're doing SAT2 and have a score of 1550+ on the new SAT1, you can apply to big shots like MIT/Stanford.
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    If you pick anything from Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Loughborough, Nottingham, Swansea, Surrey, Bristol, Bath, UWE then you should be golden (I've ignored universities which ask more than that). Those all provide very similar quality degrees overall. Some people would also add Southampton to the list but from what I've seen they over-advertise how special their course and facilities are, when it's actually pretty standard if not slightly below par.

    For my experience at Sheffield, you have a lot more room to move away from Aerospace compared to other courses as after 1st year you choose a speciality from Mech/Materials/Manufacturing or Control/EEE/Computer Science, and then specialise again into Mech/Manufacturing, Materials, Control/CompSci, or EEE. So you end up being pretty knowledgeable about both Aerospace and another discipline. It also means if you end up not being too interested in Mech or Aero that you have a good way out without needing to drop out or change degrees. Sheffield also has more space content that other universities, I know there's at least 4 modules which cover directly space related content, and their Control and Mechanical departments have a lot of connections with the space industry so you may have the opportunity to do projects with them too.
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    They are all very similar as long as they are accredited, other than that pick one where you like the feel of the uni
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    If you pick anything from Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Loughborough, Nottingham, Swansea, Surrey, Bristol, Bath, UWE then you should be golden (I've ignored universities which ask more than that). Those all provide very similar quality degrees overall. Some people would also add Southampton to the list but from what I've seen they over-advertise how special their course and facilities are, when it's actually pretty standard if not slightly below par.

    For my experience at Sheffield, you have a lot more room to move away from Aerospace compared to other courses as after 1st year you choose a speciality from Mech/Materials/Manufacturing or Control/EEE/Computer Science, and then specialise again into Mech/Manufacturing, Materials, Control/CompSci, or EEE. So you end up being pretty knowledgeable about both Aerospace and another discipline. It also means if you end up not being too interested in Mech or Aero that you have a good way out without needing to drop out or change degrees. Sheffield also has more space content that other universities, I know there's at least 4 modules which cover directly space related content, and their Control and Mechanical departments have a lot of connections with the space industry so you may have the opportunity to do projects with them too.
    SO if for some reason i dont like aerospace, at the university sheffield i can easily switch to Mech/EEE/Computing?
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    Bristol or Southampton.

    Both have very strong connections with the aerospace and defence industries.
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    (Original post by Omzie)
    SO if for some reason i dont like aerospace, at the university sheffield i can easily switch to Mech/EEE/Computing?
    Not to switch courses no, the course structures are too different, but careers yes, relatively easily into most areas of those. Computing is a bit trickier than EEE, which itself is a bit trickier than Mechanical, but all are still doable providing you put a little effort in and don't choose the wrong areas e.g. you probably couldn't do semiconductor related work without first doing a relevant masters.
 
 
 
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