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Just finished my 1st year of engineering I have the option to go into any stream of engineering. I narrowed it down to non-specific engineering and mechanical. Both are accredited by institute of mechanical engineers.

The stats speak for themselves mechanical engineering grads at my uni 55% get a 2.1 or above.
Whereas in nonspecific 80% get a 2.1 above.

But then again final year for nonspecific weights highly on exams where mech is more on coursework ie project.

Also our thermodynamics and heat and fluids lectures are known for being really poor. I heard people in 2nd year were pretending to be sick in the exam to get out of it!


Anyways any advice would be appreciated.
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(Original post by Certislikz)
Just finished my 1st year of engineering I have the option to go into any stream of engineering. I narrowed it down to non-specific engineering and mechanical. Both are accredited by institute of mechanical engineers.

The stats speak for themselves mechanical engineering grads at my uni 55% get a 2.1 or above.
Whereas in nonspecific 80% get a 2.1 above.

But then again final year for nonspecific weights highly on exams where mech is more on coursework ie project.

Also our thermodynamics and heat and fluids lectures are known for being really poor. I heard people in 2nd year were pretending to be sick in the exam to get out of it!


Anyways any advice would be appreciated.
Would you actually graduate in "non-specific" engineering were you to choose that stream?
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(Original post by Certislikz)
Just finished my 1st year of engineering I have the option to go into any stream of engineering. I narrowed it down to non-specific engineering and mechanical. Both are accredited by institute of mechanical engineers.

The stats speak for themselves mechanical engineering grads at my uni 55% get a 2.1 or above.
Whereas in nonspecific 80% get a 2.1 above.

But then again final year for nonspecific weights highly on exams where mech is more on coursework ie project.

Also our thermodynamics and heat and fluids lectures are known for being really poor. I heard people in 2nd year were pretending to be sick in the exam to get out of it!


Anyways any advice would be appreciated.
Ignore these idiots and data, what grade u achieve will be down to the work you put in, if you go the mechanical route just put the work in & you'll be fine. Not picking the subject you want to avoid 1 exam is ridiculous.

When you first lean fluid mechanics & thermodynamics it can seem complex and hard to get your head around as its really a new math intense subject where there's no real lead in/prior knowledge. I've got a mechanical engineering degree and can honestly say once you've learnt what's actually happening thermo/fluids is actually one of the easier subjects you'll have!

Normally non-specific is referred to as general engineering. I suspect career wise you might be better off going mechanical route, its seen as a good enough subject to go into almost engineering job with, whereas i think some employer will be put off by the term general.

Do you really want to look back at your degree and say i was scared away by some rumours from (dumb second year) students, or just take the path you want!
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I would graduate with a BEng in "Engineering" which is accredited by the institute of mechanical engineers.
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Would you actually graduate in "non-specific" engineering were you to choose that stream?
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Thanks a lot

Yeah you are right it's down to my work levels
It's just that fluids and thermo in my 1st year I had thought I grasped the concepts really well and was able to do the coursework and problem sets with relative ease. I did further problems from the textbook. And somehow still feel as I did not so well in the exam.

On the other hand 2nd year the modules between mech eng and general engineering are the exact same. It's only in the final year where I drop fluids and thermo and go onto aeronautics and propulsion and medical physics and imaging. Whilst mech eng continues with fluids and thermo.

And considering both degrees are accredited by the institute of mechanical engineers I doubt it would have too much of an effect in career paths...or so I think
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Ignore these idiots and data, what grade u achieve will be down to the work you put in, if you go the mechanical route just put the work in & you'll be fine. Not picking the subject you want to avoid 1 exam is ridiculous.

When you first lean fluid mechanics & thermodynamics it can seem complex and hard to get your head around as its really a new math intense subject where there's no real lead in/prior knowledge. I've got a mechanical engineering degree and can honestly say once you've learnt what's actually happening thermo/fluids is actually one of the easier subjects you'll have!

Normally non-specific is referred to as general engineering. I suspect career wise you might be better off going mechanical route, its seen as a good enough subject to go into almost engineering job with, whereas i think some employer will be put off by the term general.

Do you really want to look back at your degree and say i was scared away by some rumours from (dumb second year) students, or just take the path you want!
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I would graduate with a BEng in "Engineering" which is accredited by the institute of mechanical engineers.
OK, in that instance, I would largely agree with what mnot has said. I would select based on what modules appeal the most.
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