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    Hey there,

    So I've received all my offers from the Universities I have applied to, but I'm now trying to make a decision on if I should first choice Engineering (BEng) at Warwick or Civil Engineering (MEng/BEng) at Leeds. I've been to both applicant open days, yet I can't make a decision yet.

    With Warwick, you get to specialize in Engineering after the second term of the second year. The disciplines are Automotive, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Electronic, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Biomedical, and Systems Engineering.

    With Leeds, you get to specialize within Civil Engineering during your second year in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering with Project Management or Civil Engineering with Transport.

    I'm extremely interested in Civil Engineering and curious about Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, but General Engineering does interest me as well since the disciplines can crossover

    I would like to know which one would you first choice and why? Is it better to specialize straight away or give yourself a year before making that decision? I would also like to ask for those doing General Engineering, what are the positives and negatives about the course. Same for those who started Civil Engineering or any other specific discipline in Engineering.

    Your thoughts and opinions are much appreciated
    Many Thanks

    ~Goldeneman1
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    There isn't realistically much difference if you did general then "specialised" in Civil, except you might have slightly more background in e.g. electronics (which would be basic enough so as to not be relevant professionally anyway - might be useful for a PhD project where you're doing your own instrumentation though).

    If you aren't 100% convinced you want to pursue Civil, then obviously General is a better option as if you find that you e.g. hate fluid mechanics (or structural mechanics, or whatever) in first year you can change into another discipline freely - whereas that would require a course change otherwise which could necessitate you "start over" in year 1 of the different course.

    It's likely you'll be able to take comparable specialised modules to the "sub-specialisations" from the Leeds course in the Warwick course, although you may have fewer "slots" to take optional modules in, so to speak, due to more accreditation requirements being completed in latter years of the course to make room for the "general" engineering topics in first year. Again, this isn't likely to be a huge difference provided you end up doing civil at either.

    As such, if you're certain about Civil then it's probably best to mainly think about how you like each university and city/town - if you aren't totally sure I'd suggest giving some heavy consideration to the General course.
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    (Original post by Goldeneman1)
    Hey there,

    So I've received all my offers from the Universities I have applied to, but I'm now trying to make a decision on if I should first choice Engineering (BEng) at Warwick or Civil Engineering (MEng/BEng) at Leeds. I've been to both applicant open days, yet I can't make a decision yet.

    With Warwick, you get to specialize in Engineering after the second term of the second year. The disciplines are Automotive, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Electronic, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Biomedical, and Systems Engineering.

    With Leeds, you get to specialize within Civil Engineering during your second year in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering with Project Management or Civil Engineering with Transport.

    I'm extremely interested in Civil Engineering and curious about Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, but General Engineering does interest me as well since the disciplines can crossover

    I would like to know which one would you first choice and why? Is it better to specialize straight away or give yourself a year before making that decision? I would also like to ask for those doing General Engineering, what are the positives and negatives about the course. Same for those who started Civil Engineering or any other specific discipline in Engineering.

    Your thoughts and opinions are much appreciated
    Many Thanks

    ~Goldeneman1
    The main advantage of general is that specialising later means that you can change your mind. But if you're really keen on civil then this might not be important to you; in which case, I would probably be looking more at which university you prefer and the locations etc.
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    Thanks for the advice
 
 
 

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