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King's College London General engineering

Did anyone get any offers for general engineering at kings college???
I did but its really discouraging to go there coz its not a specialised engineering branch. Im relying on predicted grades too due to covid19 which sucks.
Can u not specilise during the third year?
Original post by Tanjiro0011
Can u not specilise during the third year?

I have no idea, i saw the modules but it seems like we are going to do a bit of everything. Its not like KCL got a good reputation for engineering though.
Original post by Tanjiro0011
Can u not specilise during the third year?

What unis did u apply for? And what offers did u receive?
The reason why I’m worried is because it’s not an accredited course. So employers might not see that as a good thing.
If you don’t mind me asking what were your predicted grades??
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How is engineering at kings (genereal )
Original post by Userstudent123
I have no idea, i saw the modules but it seems like we are going to do a bit of everything. Its not like KCL got a good reputation for engineering though.

Original post by Tihim Rahman
I did but its really discouraging to go there coz its not a specialised engineering branch. Im relying on predicted grades too due to covid19 which sucks.

This is exactly why I didn't go lol. Didn't seem like you could specialise at all based on the information that was available on their website. Also seemed like most of the facilities or staff they had were for electrical or biomedical engineering and they were lacking in the other disciplines.
Where does it stated that it is not an accredited course?
Original post by blackugo
This is exactly why I didn't go lol. Didn't seem like you could specialise at all based on the information that was available on their website. Also seemed like most of the facilities or staff they had were for electrical or biomedical engineering and they were lacking in the other disciplines.

I currently have offers from U of Edinburgh Mechanical Engineering BEng, U of Manchester Mechanical Engineering BEng, and KCL General Engineering. I don't really know anyone living in Edinburgh nor Manchester and most of my friends is planning to go to colleges in London (CASS, UCL, Imperial, LSE, etc.) I actually want to specialize in mechatronics and according to the website, I can select modules for that so I was OK with Kings but reading this post made me think again. What would your opinion be for my situation?
Original post by userstudente12
I currently have offers from U of Edinburgh Mechanical Engineering BEng, U of Manchester Mechanical Engineering BEng, and KCL General Engineering. I don't really know anyone living in Edinburgh nor Manchester and most of my friends is planning to go to colleges in London (CASS, UCL, Imperial, LSE, etc.) I actually want to specialize in mechatronics and according to the website, I can select modules for that so I was OK with Kings but reading this post made me think again. What would your opinion be for my situation?

It should be fine for someone who likes mechatronics since they had biomedical and electrical engineering before. If you aren't bothered about fluid mechanics and thermodynamics then the Kings course will probably be better for your interests. But there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the course since it's so new. When I went to the offer holder day they said they were planning on building some facilities for this current year. One was supposed to be available for 2nd term but it's probably been delayed by covid. So you might not get the opportunities as at manchester say. Perhaps you want to look for a current student though they may be hard to find. I wouldn't worry too much about your friends because you will probably make plenty.
Original post by blackugo
It should be fine for someone who likes mechatronics since they had biomedical and electrical engineering before. If you aren't bothered about fluid mechanics and thermodynamics then the Kings course will probably be better for your interests. But there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the course since it's so new. When I went to the offer holder day they said they were planning on building some facilities for this current year. One was supposed to be available for 2nd term but it's probably been delayed by covid. So you might not get the opportunities as at manchester say. Perhaps you want to look for a current student though they may be hard to find. I wouldn't worry too much about your friends because you will probably make plenty.

What did you mean with "If you aren't bothered about fluid mechanics and thermodynamics?"
Original post by userstudente12
What did you mean with "If you aren't bothered about fluid mechanics and thermodynamics?"

Because you won't cover those in much detail in the King's course. There is only the thermofluids module and in the second year only.
Original post by blackugo
Because you won't cover those in much detail in the King's course. There is only the thermofluids module and in the second year only.

ohh okay. Also, do you think that this course has a future? They won't cancel it right?
Original post by userstudente12
ohh okay. Also, do you think that this course has a future? They won't cancel it right?

Yes. I highly doubt they will cancel it.
Original post by userstudente12
Where does it stated that it is not an accredited course?


yh i need to know this if anyone has any info now
Original post by helpppspp
yh i need to know this if anyone has any info now


This is super duper late but: Basically the thing with King's is that they closed their engineering department down in 2009. They reopened it in 2018 and so needed to wait for the first cohort to graduate before getting accredited by the IET. From what I know I think they want to get General and Electronic Engineering both accredited by IET and so needed to wait till the first cohort graduated to get them both done. I think the first cohort graduated last year and so they've applied/are going to apply for it now for the process to be done by the next year starts. From asking others on TSR I've heard that even if they don't get Accreditation this year and let's say it happens next year then they will end up giving an accredited degree in the end regardless of when it was accredited.

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