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I am passionate about cars, about would like to study mechanical engineering at some of the top universities for that particular course (Cambridge, Leeds, Bath etc.), but am unsure whether to do biochemical engineering or biomedical engineering instead. I'm good at biology, Chemistry, Physics and maths, so I don't know which one to pick. I'm interested in both but I just do not know. Can anyone give me an insight as to what the courses are like?
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I am passionate about cars, about would like to study mechanical engineering at some of the top universities for that particular course (Cambridge, Leeds, Bath etc.), but am unsure whether to do biochemical engineering or biomedical engineering instead. I'm good at biology, Chemistry, Physics and maths, so I don't know which one to pick. I'm interested in both but I just do not know. Can anyone give me an insight as to what the courses are like?
Cambridge, and some other universities, has a course that starts broad, or "general", and then you specialise so you can decide on your preferred specialisation later on.

You can also specialise with a MSc Biomed after a BEng in, say, Mechanical anyway.

See this thread for a similar discussion...
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=5292432
Physics and Engineering undergrad level


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Cambridge, and some other universities, has a course that starts broad, or "general", and then you specialise so you can decide on your preferred specialisation later on.

You can also specialise with a MSc Biomed after a BEng in, say, Mechanical anyway.

See this thread for a similar discussion...
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=5292432
Physics and Engineering undergrad level


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I had noticed that Cambridge mention specifying after two years, which would suit me well, but Cambridge (while not completely unrealistic) is a long shot. There are biomedical/biochemical engineering courses available at top universities but I'm unsure whether they are worse for employability as mechanical engineering can be applied to a vast array of occupations. Is this still true for biochemical/biomedical?
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I had noticed that Cambridge mention specifying after two years, which would suit me well, but Cambridge (while not completely unrealistic) is a long shot. There are biomedical/biochemical engineering courses available at top universities but I'm unsure whether they are worse for employability as mechanical engineering can be applied to a vast array of occupations. Is this still true for biochemical/biomedical?
As I said, a BEng Mech Eng followed by a MSc Biochemistry/Biomedical would be absolutely fine.

Just be aware of the funding differences between BEng+MSc vs. MEng.

And there's other "general" options in addition to Cambridge, eg Warwick
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/study/ug/degrees/ge/
It has a biomedical stream.
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As I said, a BEng Mech Eng followed by a MSc Biochemistry/Biomedical would be absolutely fine.

Just be aware of the funding differences between BEng+MSc vs. MEng.

And there's other "general" options in addition to Cambridge, eg Warwick
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/study/ug/degrees/ge/
It has a biomedical stream.
Thanks that is very helpful, I'll consider Warwick University
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