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Hi all,

I'm looking to pursue a BEng in the UK, but I'm not sure as to which discipline within Engineering I'm interested in.

Has anyone taken general Engineering in the UK? What was your experience like?

Where did you study? Which specialty did you choose? Which subjects did you do in IB or A Levels and how well did you do in them? Any regrets or advice?

Thank you so much!
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There are only a handful of General Engineering courses in the UK, the main ones being Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Warwick, Sheffield. There are a few other options however these aren't offered by unis which are particularly known for engineering, and often have very limited specialisation options.

I'd say be aware that they are very intense compared to studying a single discipline, but this is also quite rewarding given the amount you learn. However, you may not learn as much about one discipline as if you specialised in that discipline from the start. Durham, Warwick, and Sheffield offer BEng General Engineering options though so you can choose to do an MSc instead which can help that.
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There are only a handful of General Engineering courses in the UK, the main ones being Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Warwick, Sheffield. There are a few other options however these aren't offered by unis which are particularly known for engineering, and often have very limited specialisation options.

I'd say be aware that they are very intense compared to studying a single discipline, but this is also quite rewarding given the amount you learn. However, you may not learn as much about one discipline as if you specialised in that discipline from the start. Durham, Warwick, and Sheffield offer BEng General Engineering options though so you can choose to do an MSc instead which can help that.
Thank you so much for your response, Helloworld_95. I've found that Lancaster University and the University of Exeter also offer BEng in General Engineering; how well reputed are they?

Additionally, what do you mean when you say that a student may choose to do an MSc instead?
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Thank you so much for your response, Helloworld_95. I've found that Lancaster University and the University of Exeter also offer BEng in General Engineering; how well reputed are they?

Additionally, what do you mean when you say that a student may choose to do an MSc instead?
Lancaster and Exeter aren't too well known for engineering, and both miss out on one of the major disciplines, with Lancaster not including Civil while Exeter doesn't include Chemical. That's ok if you know you don't want to do one of those, but otherwise somewhat limits your options.

I mean do a BEng+MSc instead of an MEng, which is the typical engineering degree in the UK.
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