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Best you can do mate. Coming from an unbiased Mechanical Engineering student
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if your interedted then go for it! do what intersts you most
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Best you can do mate. Coming from an unbiased Mechanical Engineering student
Lool your quite active on TSR tosay, literally seeing you inevery post. Im considering MCEng or Civil
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Lool your quite active on TSR tosay, literally seeing you inevery post. Im considering MCEng or Civil
Good choices. Both Mechanical and civil share plenty of modules tbh. Both are heavily reliant on mechanics. Civil engineering has more static mechanics modules though, you’ll learn about beams, trusses, etc and how to find their bending moments, forces between them. Mechanical engineering has more dynamics mechanics modules.
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is mechanical engineering a good degree?
It is if you want to be a mechanical engineer...

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It is if you want to be a mechanical engineer...

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No **** sherlock
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No **** sherlock
The question merits that answer. Especially when you've already been researching lots of universities to study MechEng at.

If you are interested in mechanical engineering then it's a good degree. If you aren't then you won't enjoy it. It's really as simple as that...

Have you signed up for any tasters or masterclasses to give you some idea of what the course involves?

eg. https://london.ac.uk/mechanical-and-...session-cu4659
but other universities offer these too.

Or this book...

Engineering: A Beginner's Guide
by Natasha McCarthy
Published by Oneworld Publications, 2009
ISBN: 1851686622
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The question merits that answer. Especially when you've already been researching lots of universities to study MechEng at.

If you are interested in mechanical engineering then it's a good degree. If you aren't then you won't enjoy it. It's really as simple as that...

Have you signed up for any tasters or masterclasses to give you some idea of what the course involves?

eg. https://london.ac.uk/mechanical-and-...session-cu4659
but other universities offer these too.

Or this book...

Engineering: A Beginner's Guide
by Natasha McCarthy
Published by Oneworld Publications, 2009
ISBN: 1851686622
This is a much more useful answer. Thank you
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This is a much more useful answer. Thank you
Why do *you* want to study engineering at all? You need to research potential courses before you start researching potential universities.

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Lool your quite active on TSR tosay, literally seeing you inevery post. Im considering MCEng or Civil
If you have any questions about civil please do fire away, 2nd year student here.
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Is it very challenging cuz im considering doing engineering as a career options but i dont know which field would be suitable for me.
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If you have any questions about civil please do fire away, 2nd year student here.
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Mechanical engineering had its moment, but its dimming down now. The best engineering you can get into now is software engineering, with the advent of AI, Cyber warfare and new technology; software engineering is the best way to go.

Try to get into software engineering.
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No **** sherlock
Given the number of students on my previous engineering course (including myself) who didn't actually want to be an engineer and just sort of arbitrarily picked it because it was reputable and we were "good" at science and maths, it's a valid point. If you just want to go into banking for example, there are easier degrees to do so with (that is, easier to earn the degree - I haven't gotten the impression subject makes a great deal of difference compared to awarding institution). Equally if you have no idea what you want to do and are hoping it will hedge your bets, it would be better to choose a course based on what you enjoy most and are most interested in currently and just go from there.

It's also a somewhat odd question to be asking after so many other threads and comments about applying to it already - are you having second thoughts, or did you choose it for slightly more arbitrary reasons and want validation of those? A brief survey suggests you could apply to any engineering or physical science discipline (as well as most social science and humanities courses) - why do you want to pursue engineering rather than the sciences, and why mechanical engineering rather than another branch? If you are able to convincingly answer these questions for yourself and others, then it's probably a good choice. If not then you may want to consider some of those other courses as well.
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Why do *you* want to study engineering at all? You need to research potential courses before you start researching potential universities.

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I have no idea what I want to do. I'm good at maths and science.
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I have no idea what I want to do. I'm good at maths and science.
Then take a gap year and have a think. There's no rule that says you have to go to university straight after school (or at all, for that matter).

And try some university tasters/masterclasses in different subject areas and see what interests you.
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Is it very challenging cuz im considering doing engineering as a career options but i dont know which field would be suitable for me.
There’s plenty of unis who let you switch later on during the degree. They start off first year with courses from every branch, so you’d get a good idea what you enjoy most and what you’re good at, then you can make the switch.
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If you have any questions about civil please do fire away, 2nd year student here.
Really? Thats great! I wanted to ask how you find it, like what do your modules consist of and also how much practical and theory aspects are involved?
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