My name is Thomas and I am currently studying telecommunications engineering in France. However, I don't like that. The subjects concern electronic and the leading of a firm. I am more a chemistry/physics student.
In France you need 5 years to become an engineer and the best engineers schools are not linked with the university, which means they are rarely known in the world rankings.
I first wanted to go to Polytechnique Montreal with a friend, where I think, I am sure to be able to be accepted. (My friend had the same marks than me when we were in last year of High School.) But I am not sure I want to go so far away from my family and friends.
So I though about United Kingdom. I contacted UCL to know if my profile could work, they said yes. Indeed I had 20/20 in mathematics, 19/20 in Physics/Chemistry and the same in Biology/Geology for my Baccalaureate. The only problem could be my English. I hardly got my FCE B1. The English level in France is very low.
Considering i want to do an undergraduate in Chemical engineering:
Is the UCL a good school well-known in the world ?
Is this degree good to work all around the world as an engineer, for exemple in the USA, where i saw the engineer are really well paid ?
Is Chemistry a well paid subject for an engineer or not compared to other subject ?
Should I do a 3 years undergraduate or a 4 years one ? I saw there is a lot of honnors by doing the 4 years one.
What's next if I want to keep studying ? I heard about postgraduate but I don't know what that means.
Do you have some others University to propose to me ?
Thank you a lot and sorry for all these questions but it can be stressful sometimes, when you don't know what you are going to be.
...with these A Level results?