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    Hi,
    I was wondering which uni is the best for (mechanical) engineering? The times uni guide says that cambridge is the best however they do not list oxford down.


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    Before people from both universities get into a pissing contest I am just going to point out, for the gazillionth time, that Oxford and Cambridge do general engineering courses where your start to specialise in year three and four AND (this I had to edit people did not extrapolate the argument for themselves) Imperial does Mechanical Engineering. WHY it is nonsensical for the Times to list Cambridge under 'Mechanical Engineering'. HENCE do not -ever- use league tables they are crap.
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    (Original post by Master Polhem)
    Before people from both universities get into a pissing contest I am just going to point out, for the gazillionth time, that Oxford and Cambridge do general engineering courses where your start to specialise in year three and four.
    , which can be well-argued as either a better or worse method of instruction.

    So yeah. That makes it a bit of a pissing contest
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    (Original post by hasnain721)
    Hi,
    I was wondering which uni is the best for (mechanical) engineering? The times uni guide says that cambridge is the best however they do not list oxford down.


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    I think you should be more concerned with what is better for you. Look at the prospectuses, visit the unis and make a decision. If you want to focus straight away then Imperial may be better. If you want a broader overview with a specialsim later then Oxford.
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    If you want to do PURE Mech Eng, then Imperial is the place for you because they do a dedicated degree in it. Oxford and Cambridge both do general courses in Engineering and note that Oxford is nowhere near as highly rated for Engineering as Cambridge and Imperial are, worth a thought if you are considering a career in Mech Eng.
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    (Original post by Master Polhem)
    Before people from both universities get into a pissing contest I am just going to point out, for the gazillionth time, that Oxford and Cambridge do general engineering courses where your start to specialise in year three and four.
    haha are you the dude who got in a stress when someone said "imperial is oxbridge wannabe"?
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    (Original post by ScholarsInk)
    , which can be well-argued as either a better or worse method of instruction.

    So yeah. That makes it a bit of a pissing contest
    Ohh most certainly but I will not be part of it since I have been part of about 20 times now. I was just pointing out (and hoping) that they do not do Mechanical Engineering why it is nonsensical for the Times to list in their league tables... This I was hoping the OP would figure out for himself.
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    (Original post by aster100)
    haha are you the dude who got in a stress when someone said "imperial is oxbridge wannabe"?
    Yes that must be me I was so concerned that I tattooed in the nick of the person who said on my forearm so that when I finally meet him I can kill him. That was the real reason.
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    (Original post by Master Polhem)
    Ohh most certainly but I will not be part of it since I have been part of about 20 times now. I was just pointing out (and hoping) that they do not do Mechanical Engineering why it is nonsensical for the Times to list in their league tables... This I was hoping the OP would figure out for himself.
    lol fair enough.

    out of curiosity, what made you "explode" when that wannabe comparison was made. you made me laugh :p:
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    (Original post by aster100)
    lol fair enough.

    out of curiosity, what made you "explode" when that wannabe comparison was made. you made me laugh :p:
    Dude seriously I don't even remember do you have a link?
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    No offence at all intended, but you're assuming that both will accept you -- maybe they will make it easier for you!
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    No offence at all intended, but you're assuming that both will accept you -- maybe they will make it easier for you!
    No he's not. He's just asking for advice on what is the best uni for Mech Eng.
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    (Original post by IChem)
    No he's not. He's just asking for advice on what is the best uni for Mech Eng.
    Yes, however, if only one accepts him, that advice will be completely irrelevant! Maybe he should ask this question when he has knows if he has been accepted at either or both. Hopefully he will be accepted by both though.
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Yes, however, if only one accepts him, that advice will be completely irrelevant! Hopefully he will be accepted by both though.
    If he applies to both. He may decide to apply to Cambridge following advice from TSR members and the like.
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    (Original post by IChem)
    If he applies to both. He may decide to apply to Cambridge following advice from TSR members and the like.
    That's true. However, he doesn't mention Cambridge. He says Oxbridge v. Imperial. Just my half cent.
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    That's true. However, he doesn't mention Cambridge. He says Oxbridge v. Imperial. Just my half cent.
    Fairy nuffz:p:
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    (Original post by Master Polhem)
    Before people from both universities get into a pissing contest I am just going to point out, for the gazillionth time, that Oxford and Cambridge do general engineering courses where your start to specialise in year three and four AND (this I had to edit people did not extrapolate the argument for themselves) Imperial does Mechanical Engineering. WHY it is nonsensical for the Times to list Cambridge under 'Mechanical Engineering'. HENCE do not -ever- use league tables they are crap.
    but cambridges argument is is that they cover the same content other universities cover in the specialized courses ie mechanical plus some extra stuff.
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    (Original post by eulerww)
    but cambridges argument is is that they cover the same content other universities cover in the specialized courses ie mechanical plus some extra stuff.
    Fine make that argument to someone else I don't care. I have this debate before and I am sick of it.
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    (Original post by Master Polhem)
    Fine make that argument to someone else I don't care. I have this debate before and I am sick of it.
    wow wow - im not on anyones side here - id choose imperial over cambridge any day of the week - im just trying to point out the argument they use to justify the league table
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    thanks for the replies everyone,
    i must say that i went to the maths open day of imperial and popped into the mech eng department and met a guy who used to go to Oxford and then came over. I said to my self, "what an idiot!". But now reading other people's opinions, i think i was wrong.

    What i dont understand is that at Oxford u can specialise in the fourth year rite? If yes then how is that different to imperial's mech engg?

    EDIt:

    i am stressin more on oxford than on cambridge coz i think i have a better chance of gettin into it coz 'the higher end' applies to cambridge. I can get my A's but not high enough to 'quote ' them in my PS or talk about them in the interview.
 
 
 

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