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Cambridge ranks higher than Imperial for engineering. But i think Imperial is better for engineering. Cambridge has a general engineering course with specialisition later on, where as imperials course is specific. In my opinion, i believe that cambridge engineers dont specialize as well as engineeris in imperial. Since i'm interested in EEE/EIE i looked up these 2 unis in discover uni. For those of you'll who aren't familiar with discover uni, It is owned and operated by the UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies.
these are the links for each university,
cambridge- https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de..._KIS/FullTime/
Imperial- https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-de...H56/Full-time/
The data clearly shows that imperial grds earn better than cambridge grads. I have also read that the cambridge course is highly theoretical, whereas the imperial course has quite a lot of practical. what do you'll think?
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Everything you said here is true, so you should choose the course that fits best for you
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I think it's important to consider that 1) there are more universities out there than just Cambridge or Imperial, and 2) Imperial grads are more likely to end up working in the City which will increase earnings significantly.
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I think it's important to consider that 1) there are more universities out there than just Cambridge or Imperial, and 2) Imperial grads are more likely to end up working in the City which will increase earnings significantly.
yes, but these are my top 2 options
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yes, but these are my top 2 options
Pick the course that best fits your interests. I chose a more general and theoretical course (Oxford), but a more specialised one sounds better for you.

When I graduated, the top employment sector for Oxford Engineering Science graduates was accounting - a waste, IMO.
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Pick the course that best fits your interests. I chose a more general and theoretical course (Oxford), but a more specialised one sounds better for you.

When I graduated, the top employment sector for Oxford Engineering Science graduates was accounting - a waste, IMO.
what did you specialize in? from your experience, do you think that oxbridge students have time to specialize as well as students specializing from the begenning.
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yes, but these are my top 2 options
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I think you've missed the point. There's no point in having them as your top 2 options if there are universities which suit you better.
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what did you specialize in? from your experience, do you think that oxbridge students have time to specialize as well as students specializing from the begenning.
I read Engineering and Computer Science, and went into Software Engineering, but it was a long time ago . I felt that I had enough time on Computing. There are also large projects, where you can choose focus on your area of interest.
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I think you've missed the point. There's no point in having them as your top 2 options if there are universities which suit you better.
i meant that these 2 suites me the best. I just cant decide between them. There's no point looking at other unis if i want to study at one of these.
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The rankings are unlikely to make much difference to future job prospects and they fluctuate a lot, so don't pay too much attention to the rankings.
Go for Cambridge if you want a broad-based engineering course which is heavily science-based and you specialise later. Go for Imperial if you just want to focus on a single engineering discipline from the start. I hear Imperial is also quite science-based but not as much as Cambridge.

Are you 100% sure you want to do EEE? Lots of Cambridge engineering students switch their specialism in the first or second year.

And if you want more time to decide you could always apply to both and decide later...
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(Original post by lollol039)
i meant that these 2 suites me the best. I just cant decide between them. There's no point looking at other unis if i want to study at one of these.
What're your grades like? Both of those institutions are highly competitive, so it might be a good idea to have some backup options. You can apply to up to five different universities on UCAS.
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The rankings are unlikely to make much difference to future job prospects and they fluctuate a lot, so don't pay too much attention to the rankings.
Go for Cambridge if you want a broad-based engineering course which is heavily science-based and you specialise later. Go for Imperial if you just want to focus on a single engineering discipline from the start. I hear Imperial is also quite science-based but not as much as Cambridge.

Are you 100% sure you want to do EEE? Lots of Cambridge engineering students switch their specialism in the first or second year.

And if you want more time to decide you could always apply to both and decide later...
thanks for your relpy . i am sure i want to study EEE, but i also think that it would be nice to have a broader feel for all types of engineering before specializing.Cambridge states that this would make you a better engineer as you. Do you think that cambridge grads have enough time to specialize, as well as grads in other unis like imperial?
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What're your grades like? Both of those institutions are highly competitive, so it might be a good idea to have some backup options. You can apply to up to five different universities on UCAS.
10A* for gcse, and 4As for AS.
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thanks for your relpy . i am sure i want to study EEE, but i also think that it would be nice to have a broader feel for all types of engineering before specializing.Cambridge states that this would make you a better engineer as you. Do you think that cambridge grads have enough time to specialize, as well as grads in other unis like imperial?
Both unis will prepare you at least equally well for the specific engineering field you want to go into. Remember Cambridge terms are shorter and far more intensive than other unis so they cover content very quickly.
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10A* for gcse, and 4As for AS.
So have you already been interviewed at Cambridge and you're waiting to see if you get an offer? If so, given that decisions will be out in a few days, it's probably worth just sitting back and seeing whether choosing between them is a decision you'll even have to make - there's really no point deciding that Cambridge is the answer and then not getting in. And the same for UCL though I don't think that has such a clear decision date - do you have an offer from them yet?

If you're going to apply after your A level results, so next year, then again you'd probably be best advised to keep an open mind until you actually have a decision to make.
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