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What are the main differences? How are both of them valued?
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What are the main differences? How are both of them valued?
What other type(s) of engineering are you referring to alongside mechanical?
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What other type(s) of engineering are you referring to alongside mechanical?
Just mechanical and 'engineering'. Some universities offer both 'Engineering' and 'Mechanical Engineering' courses and I want to know how they differ
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The best engineering to get into now is software. With the advent of AI, Cyber warfare and new technology, software engineering is the best type of engineering. Mechanical had its peak but its dimming down now.
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Just mechanical and 'engineering'. Some universities offer both 'Engineering' and 'Mechanical Engineering' courses and I want to know how they differ
"Engineering" in this context will likely refer to general engineering, i.e. a course that covers various disciplines of engineering in the first few years before specialising in the later years in the discipline of your choice.

Do you know if you'd like to specialise from the start, or to experience a variety of different disciplines?
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"Engineering" in this context will likely refer to general engineering, i.e. a course that covers various disciplines of engineering in the first few years before specialising in the later years in the discipline of your choice.

Do you know if you'd like to specialise from the start, or to experience a variety of different disciplines?
I think I'd like to specialise in mechanical, and specifically automotive if possible but there's still time to decide. What other disciplines does does engineering cover?
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I think I'd like to specialise in mechanical, and specifically automotive if possible but there's still time to decide. What other disciplines does does engineering cover?
It'll likely cover stuff like electrical, electronics, civil etc.

Best check with the modules on offer though. Although if you really want to specialise in mechanical then there are plenty of universities that allow you to do that.
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Very interesting thank you everyone
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I think I'd like to specialise in mechanical, and specifically automotive if possible but there's still time to decide
Yeah I want to get into automotive too, possibly after doing a BEng in Mechanical then a MEng in Automotive, but Mechanical Engineering covers a lot of different disciplines, like aeronautical, etc. It's mainly to do with just mechanics and engines and stuff I think.
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What are the main differences? How are both of them valued?
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Yeah I want to get into automotive too, possibly after doing a BEng in Mechanical then a MEng in Automotive, but Mechanical Engineering covers a lot of different disciplines, like aeronautical, etc. It's mainly to do with just mechanics and engines and stuff I think.
try for a degree apprenticeship if you want to go into that industry of engineering.
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try for a degree apprenticeship if you want to go into that industry of engineering.
I would probably avoid degree apprenticeships in automotive at the moment if the alternative is a degree in mechanical. There's a decent chance that the automotive industry in the UK will reduce significantly in size as a result of Brexit. A mechanical degree combined with being on a Formula Student team will serve someone who wants to go into automotive just fine.
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I would probably avoid degree apprenticeships in automotive at the moment if the alternative is a degree in mechanical. There's a decent chance that the automotive industry in the UK will reduce significantly in size as a result of Brexit. A mechanical degree combined with being on a Formula Student team will serve someone who wants to go into automotive just fine.
but you still want a job in the automotive industry?
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but you still want a job in the automotive industry?
There's plenty of mechanical engineers in the automotive industry. Doing MechEng doesn't close off many career routes.

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There's plenty of mechanical engineers in the automotive industry. Doing MechEng doesn't close off many career routes.

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Doesn't it open it? There's a broad spectrum for the stuff you can do with Mechanical, it goes off for a load of different pathways right?
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Doesn't it open it? There's a broad spectrum for the stuff you can do with Mechanical, it goes off for a load of different pathways right?
Yes indeed. I just mean you can be an automotive engineer without any problem, but for some specialties you might need further study. e.g. MSc Civil to be a civil engineer.
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Yes indeed. I just mean you can be an automotive engineer without any problem, but for some specialties you might need further study. e.g. MSc Civil to be a civil engineer.
Ah I see
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