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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    Hahaha. Yeah I'm the same. If you research Nuffield placements they do work placements over the summer holidays for STEM subjects. But check it out soon as they application deadline is the end of march.
    Need to start doing some research... it's all so stressful haha.
    Ahh yeye I remember someone from there doing a presentation at my sixth form. I was going to do one but I'm already doing a scheme at Leeds and I'm going on holiday so not gonna bother 😂
    And yeah it's a bit overwhelming all the information we have to process and make sense of so soon ahah
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    I would really enjoy doing a year in industry or abroad definitely. Thanks for the input
    Im currently studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
    FWIW BaE systems Barrow does a higher apprenticeship in Nuclear Engineering
    https://www.baesystems.com/en-uk/car...itime---barrow
    (I notice applications opened in November 2017 for starting in Autumn 2018... presumably that's the timetable they'll use again)



    And I think Rolls Royce and Westinghouse do too

    RR and BaE are going to be mostly military (i.e. submarine power plants)
    Westinghouse is mostly civil (did have a bit of financial trouble last year though iirc)
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    Whilst doing a year in industry would I still be doing uni work? Any ideas on the benefits of it whilst I'm still unsure on the type of engineering I want to pursue?
    You usually do the placement in your third year and apply during the second year. Hopefulyy by then you will have an idea of the sort of engineering you might want to go into? Alternatively some placements offer several different 'bits' - you won't have uni work [although some note taking might be useful] and you get paid!
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    I am currently in year 12 and have no idea about what I want to do other than the fact I want to study engineering and go on to become an engineer. However, there are so many different types of engineering I dont know what kind of course to take at Uni. Is it possible to take a basic engineering course and specialize later in my degree? Is there a way I can figure out what type of engineering I will enjoy most? PLEASE HELP!!
    Oxford, Cambridge and Scottish universities offer this, I believe.
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    I've been told in the past to do mechanical or chemical because they are so broad and can open so many doors. I guess I'm just worried about the type of modules I'd be studying as I don't think I'd enjoy the side of mechanical engineering surrounded by cars and such.
    It's often possible to a M.Eng. in Mech Eng/Chem Eng with a minor in Nuc Eng, that would allow you to work in the nuclear industry
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    Ahh yeye I remember someone from there doing a presentation at my sixth form. I was going to do one but I'm already doing a scheme at Leeds and I'm going on holiday so not gonna bother 😂
    And yeah it's a bit overwhelming all the information we have to process and make sense of so soon ahah
    Yeah I'm on a scheme in Liverpool, doesn't help when it just makes you realise how little you know haha. And same but I'm trying to fit it around the holiday.
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    That's a good combination. As others have said look at the modules and check you will get CAD/CAM experience and design modules.

    Look also at the balance between exams and coursework. Make sure there is group work as you will often work in a team and you'll need to exemplify this in applications.
    I'd say CAD/CAM should be at the lower end of the list of things to look for, it's very easy to self teach. If a university overemphasises content which is easily self taught it's generally a bad sign as it would mean they're cutting out content or don't expect you to be able to pick content up particularly independently.
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    I think I will wait until I'm sure what I want to specialise in. Thank you. Do I still specialise in a Masters then... depending on what the university offers?
    If you want to do an MSc at the end you can choose a different university. It's very common to study your undergrad course at one uni and then change for the masters.

    For an MEng, on the other hand, you would stay at the same university.

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    Yeah I'm on a scheme in Liverpool, doesn't help when it just makes you realise how little you know haha. And same but I'm trying to fit it around the holiday.
    Isn't it like a 4 or 6 week thing though?
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    FWIW BaE systems Barrow does a higher apprenticeship in Nuclear Engineering
    https://www.baesystems.com/en-uk/car...itime---barrow
    (I notice applications opened in November 2017 for starting in Autumn 2018... presumably that's the timetable they'll use again)



    And I think Rolls Royce and Westinghouse do too

    RR and BaE are going to be mostly military (i.e. submarine power plants)
    Westinghouse is mostly civil (did have a bit of financial trouble last year though iirc)
    Thankyou!!
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    You usually do the placement in your third year and apply during the second year. Hopefulyy by then you will have an idea of the sort of engineering you might want to go into? Alternatively some placements offer several different 'bits' - you won't have uni work [although some note taking might be useful] and you get paid!
    Haha always a bonus! Thanks againn!
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Oxford, Cambridge and Scottish universities offer this, I believe.
    Also Durham, Warwick, and quite a few others.

    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    It's often possible to a M.Eng. in Mech Eng/Chem Eng with a minor in Nuc Eng, that would allow you to work in the nuclear industry
    It's not necessary to have a specifically nuclear "qualification"

    Eg https://www.baesystems.com/en/career...r--engineering

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    It's often possible to a M.Eng. in Mech Eng/Chem Eng with a minor in Nuc Eng, that would allow you to work in the nuclear industry
    Wow, thank you. I wasn't aware this was a possibility!
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    I'd say CAD/CAM should be at the lower end of the list of things to look for, it's very easy to self teach. If a university overemphasises content which is easily self taught it's generally a bad sign as it would mean they're cutting out content or don't expect you to be able to pick content up particularly independently.
    Ahhh, thank you! I will keep this in mind.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    I'd say CAD/CAM should be at the lower end of the list of things to look for, it's very easy to self teach. If a university overemphasises content which is easily self taught it's generally a bad sign as it would mean they're cutting out content or don't expect you to be able to pick content up particularly independently.
    You have the equipment and software at home to do that? I doubt it! Solidwork and CATIA aren't cheap and nor are the machines to actually make the thing you design.

    It's perfectly possible to have a degree that offers BOTH theory and hands-on and these days I'd say it's essential.
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    If you want to do an MSc at the end you can choose a different university. It's very common to study your undergrad course at one uni and then change for the masters.

    For an MEng, on the other hand, you would stay at the same university.

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    Ohhhhh so if I wanted to specialise then there may be universities better suited for my chosen speciality. Thankyou!
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    (Original post by LucyFox54)
    Ahhh, thank you! I will keep this in mind.
    Sorry - the advice here is wrong - you can't teach software that is that expensive nor afford the machines to make anythng decent.
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    Isn't it like a 4 or 6 week thing though?
    Yeah, but you can tell them which 4 weeks would be better for you and tell them dates where you would be unavailable. They usually place you somewhere you are interested in too. Plus you can apply for a bursary so it's kind of "paid"
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    Yeah, but you can tell them which 4 weeks would be better for you and tell them dates where you would be unavailable. They usually place you somewhere you are interested in too. Plus you can apply for a bursary so it's kind of "paid"
    Ahh right I think I'm busy for most of the holiday so best not put even more stress on ahah...it's the holiday after all 😂
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Sorry - the advice here is wrong - you can't teach software that is that expensive nor afford the machines to make anythng decent.
    Ahh okay, thank you. I really need to find out more about all of these things.
 
 
 
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