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    Hi I have heard quite a bit of bad comment about UCL chemical engineering course. But surely after so much criticism something should have changed. Apart from the intergrated engineering course thing what else has changed? Is there anyone studying the course right now be able to tell me what it is like to study in UCL for chemical engineering right now?
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    (Original post by Sha5815)
    Is there anyone studying the course right now be able to tell me what it is like to study in UCL for chemical engineering right now?
    Let's see... how's it going The Clockwork Apple ?
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    Let's see... how's it going The Clockwork Apple ?
    (Original post by Sha5815)
    Hi I have heard quite a bit of bad comment about UCL chemical engineering course. But surely after so much criticism something should have changed. Apart from the intergrated engineering course thing what else has changed? Is there anyone studying the course right now be able to tell me what it is like to study in UCL for chemical engineering right now?
    Finishing my third-year and the course is very very good - forget Unistats. I've made posts about it in the past. Busy finishing courseworks right now but I'll try to dig them up later!
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    (Original post by The Clockwork Apple)
    Finishing my third-year and the course is very very good - forget Unistats. I've made posts about it in the past. Busy finishing courseworks right now but I'll try to dig them up later!
    What exactly about the course has improved? I have heard it has improved a lot recently but how specifically?
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    1. I graduated from UCL last year after I did 4 years of chemeng and trust me it's a uni that you do not want to go to unless you are well connected with people. After working my ass off doing coursework that is due in a few weeks before exams- I barely get time to study since I do a lot of coursework and when I mean a lot I mean a LOT. A lot of people that arent hardworking do not go through this process- they get sends off similar coursework from the year above or from other students and they collaborate and spend less time on cwk and work more for exams. This is if you are well connected and within the circle, if you are not you are in trouble my friend. You will have to work your ass off the entire degree whilst you see people chill and still get higher marks than you. If you are religious, good for you because societies in the years above will let you access to their work and hence you will end up doing less work. If you enter uni outside of this loop then you're in trouble. Other universities change their exams and courseworks greatly over the years but UCL does not and hence quite a large fraction of students end up doing dubious things. Furthermore, you do not get as much coursework in other universities and you are more likely to enjoy chemical engineering and learn a lot more without killing yourself over it.
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    (Original post by hashhashdontknow)
    I graduated from UCL last year after I did 4 years of chemeng and trust me it's a uni that you do not want to go to unless you are well connected with people. After working my ass off doing coursework that is due in a few weeks before exams- I barely get time to study since I do a lot of coursework and when I mean a lot I mean a LOT. A lot of people that arent hardworking do not go through this process- they get sends off similar coursework from the year above or from other students and they collaborate and spend less time on cwk and work more for exams. This is if you are well connected and within the circle, if you are not you are in trouble my friend. You will have to work your ass off the entire degree whilst you see people chill and still get higher marks than you. If you are religious, good for you because societies in the years above will let you access to their work and hence you will end up doing less work. If you enter uni outside of this loop then you're in trouble. Other universities change their exams and courseworks greatly over the years but UCL does not and hence quite a large fraction of students end up doing dubious things. Furthermore, you do not get as much coursework in other universities and you are more likely to enjoy chemical engineering and learn a lot more without killing yourself over it.
    Interesting, although I think you would have started the course before they revamped it a couple of years ago.

    PS. Please don't post the same thing across multiple threads
 
 
 
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