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    Hi, I am in the middle of an education switch

    I just got out of my 4th year MEng in Aerospace Engineering in a Russell Group uni and now transferring to an MSc in Robotics in the same uni. I did this last minute as I am passionate about machine learning/computer vision and not really on Aerospace. (I know.. a bit late to realise that.)
    For context, I did very good in my Aerospace degree. I got the best grades in my cohort averaging 84%, and know a lot of the staff from research projects and internships.

    Anyway, my goal is to get into a prestigious PhD in Machine/Deep Learning and work in research within industry or in academia.

    I am now applying for Masters programmes in Machine Learning/AI/Computer Science for next year but I am worried that my background (BEng Aerospace + MSc Robotics) is not ideal for these. I have started doing relevant online courses + coursework and reading some books. I would ideally want to study in UCL, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, Edinburgh, ETH, EPFL or a similar world-leading university in the field.

    Do you think that I have any chances of being accepted in these programmes or am I doomed?
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    (Original post by cangurix)
    Hi, I am in the middle of an education switch

    I just got out of my 4th year MEng in Aerospace Engineering in a Russell Group uni and now transferring to an MSc in Robotics in the same uni. I did this last minute as I am passionate about machine learning/computer vision and not really on Aerospace. (I know.. a bit late to realise that.)
    For context, I did very good in my Aerospace degree. I got the best grades in my cohort averaging 84%, and know a lot of the staff from research projects and internships.

    Anyway, my goal is to get into a prestigious PhD in Machine/Deep Learning and work in research within industry or in academia.

    I am now applying for Masters programmes in Machine Learning/AI/Computer Science for next year but I am worried that my background (BEng Aerospace + MSc Robotics) is not ideal for these. I have started doing relevant online courses + coursework and reading some books. I would ideally want to study in UCL, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, Edinburgh, ETH, EPFL or a similar world-leading university in the field.

    Do you think that I have any chances of being accepted in these programmes or am I doomed?
    If you will already have a masters in robotics why apply for another one? Generally masters degrees are for broadening or deepening your knowledge and increasing your experience and skills in the field so if you have a good academic reason for doing the course and have good grades, refs and a strong personal statement which meet the unis requirements you should be fine.
 
 
 
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