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Hi, I have applied to all the following universities and wanted you to give a quick review.

University of Bristol (civil engineering)
University of Bristol (mechanical engineering)
University of Birmingham (civil engineering)
Imperial College London (civil engineering)
The University of Warwick (general engineering)


A quick review on them would be nice even if not course related

Cheers
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(Original post by j.1.2)
Hi, I have applied to all the following universities and wanted you to give a quick review.

University of Bristol (civil engineering)
University of Bristol (mechanical engineering)
University of Birmingham (civil engineering)
Imperial College London (civil engineering)
The University of Warwick (general engineering)


A quick review on them would be nice even if not course related

Cheers
I would be surprised if anyone was going to spend time doing your research for you, especially after you've already made your decisions. There's already lots of information online, you can post specific questions in threads on TSR, and you can go visit each uni yourself. What exactly are you wanting us to say? Any of those options would be fine, good luck wherever you end up.
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Did you not visit any of them?
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Did you not visit any of them?
I did, just wanted to hear from people that are actually there
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A post I made Somewhere else:

“I am currently studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Warwick uni. I just wanna say this beforehand to let you know what lenses I’m using. Eitherway imma try and be as most objective as possible.

In terms of the course we all undertake General Engineering for 4 terms and we then specialise for the other 5 terms (every year we have 3 terms). Many don’t really value what having a solid general engineering knowledge means.

I have been to 3 internships and none of them was about a pure subject, they all asked for people with skills and knowledge in various domains. One of them was at Land Rover, as an electrical intern in the production line of the SVR. I worked with automatic robots handling the processing; metal welding systems; fire protection systems; stock management systems; painting robots and line production control.

I can assure you that all my general engineering modules aided me towards this internship. I was assigned to keep an eye on all those systems (obviously I was an assistant). Believe me, what employers are always looking for is multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The modules included in General Engineering are:
* Dynamics and Thermodynamics
* Electrical and Electronic Circuits
* Engineering Design
* Engineering Mathematics
* Engineering Business Management
* Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
* Materials for Engineering
* Statics and Structures
* Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
* A Modern Foreign Language
* Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
* Electromechanical System Design
* Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
* Technical Operations Management

After finishing the 4 terms doing General Engineering you specialise for 15 months in your major.

The courses are solid and dense, and we don’t only develop knowledge but also skills. The latter is the most valued by employers. The course structure enables you to work in high-paid management/direction/senior jobs. Just go to google/indeed/glassdor and search for jobs. Read what they require and then you’ll realise what the labour market is demanding.

I’ve got many friends at Imperial coursing EEE. And Believe me, whenever you ask them about something which is not analog/digital circuits, signal processing... they “feel impotent”, and that’s what a friend of mine literally told me (she’s a 3rd year student that I’ve known since I was a kid).

Obv I don’t wanna talk **** about other unis. Imperial is top 10 in the world for loads of courses. Same with Southampton/Bristol/Edinburgh, they’re top unis, specially Bristol and Southampton. They’re really good if you wanna focus on one stream and isolate yourself from the other stuff.

For instance, in the “Statics & Structures” module we get taught about civil engineering (trusses, final element analysis, shear stress, bending, (2nd) moment of inertia, flexural rigidity, poissons ratio...). In such module we needed to study the circuits for the systems that are used to measure the deflection and deformation of bridges. The students specialising in civil engineering gained a knowledge on circuit systems used to measure the deflection of structures (integrated circuits with Wheatstone bridges...). And that gives you more analytical skills that are attract employers.

I hope this was useful. You can also check unistats to see how students from each uni actually rate their courses.”
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A post I made Somewhere else:

“I am currently studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Warwick uni. I just wanna say this beforehand to let you know what lenses I’m using. Eitherway imma try and be as most objective as possible.

In terms of the course we all undertake General Engineering for 4 terms and we then specialise for the other 5 terms (every year we have 3 terms). Many don’t really value what having a solid general engineering knowledge means.

I have been to 3 internships and none of them was about a pure subject, they all asked for people with skills and knowledge in various domains. One of them was at Land Rover, as an electrical intern in the production line of the SVR. I worked with automatic robots handling the processing; metal welding systems; fire protection systems; stock management systems; painting robots and line production control.

I can assure you that all my general engineering modules aided me towards this internship. I was assigned to keep an eye on all those systems (obviously I was an assistant). Believe me, what employers are always looking for is multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The modules included in General Engineering are:
* Dynamics and Thermodynamics
* Electrical and Electronic Circuits
* Engineering Design
* Engineering Mathematics
* Engineering Business Management
* Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
* Materials for Engineering
* Statics and Structures
* Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
* A Modern Foreign Language
* Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
* Electromechanical System Design
* Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
* Technical Operations Management

After finishing the 4 terms doing General Engineering you specialise for 15 months in your major.

The courses are solid and dense, and we don’t only develop knowledge but also skills. The latter is the most valued by employers. The course structure enables you to work in high-paid management/direction/senior jobs. Just go to google/indeed/glassdor and search for jobs. Read what they require and then you’ll realise what the labour market is demanding.

I’ve got many friends at Imperial coursing EEE. And Believe me, whenever you ask them about something which is not analog/digital circuits, signal processing... they “feel impotent”, and that’s what a friend of mine literally told me (she’s a 3rd year student that I’ve known since I was a kid).

Obv I don’t wanna talk **** about other unis. Imperial is top 10 in the world for loads of courses. Same with Southampton/Bristol/Edinburgh, they’re top unis, specially Bristol and Southampton. They’re really good if you wanna focus on one stream and isolate yourself from the other stuff.

For instance, in the “Statics & Structures” module we get taught about civil engineering (trusses, final element analysis, shear stress, bending, (2nd) moment of inertia, flexural rigidity, poissons ratio...). In such module we needed to study the circuits for the systems that are used to measure the deflection and deformation of bridges. The students specialising in civil engineering gained a knowledge on circuit systems used to measure the deflection of structures (integrated circuits with Wheatstone bridges...). And that gives you more analytical skills that are attract employers.

I hope this was useful. You can also check unistats to see how students from each uni actually rate their courses.”

thanks for the detailed overview

I found engineering business management quite attractive- how are people there finding it?
Unistats is based on small sample sizes so no point looking at it.

what grades did you achieve at a levels and what did you study.
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thanks for the detailed overview

I found engineering business management quite attractive- how are people there finding it?
Unistats is based on small sample sizes so no point looking at it.

what grades did you achieve at a levels and what did you study.
Sorry for the late reply.

In terms of the Engineering Business Management course I cannot tell you much about it. I’ve got two friends taking it and they’re enjoying.

I got AAA at A Levels (Maths, Further Maths and Physics).
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Sorry for the late reply.

In terms of the Engineering Business Management course I cannot tell you much about it. I’ve got two friends taking it and they’re enjoying.

I got AAA at A Levels (Maths, Further Maths and Physics).
nice and tnx
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