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Hi,
I'm planning to apply for engineering. But I wanna choose something very broad so I can get jobs in lots of fields and then specialise later.
Therefore, I am looking at Oxford as they do Engineering Science, where you only specialise in the 3rd and 4th year.
Similarly, mechanical engineering is very broad so I was looking at this Imperial and a few other unis.
Also looking at electrical as I heard that was also quite broad and it looks fun.
I also have a small interest for aerospace engineering, although with a Mech degree I can go into that anyway.
The question is, How can I apply for these different courses without actually talking about each of them specifically, or should I mention all of them? Will this not weaken my application? Can I apply to the uni's by sending a different personal statement?
I mean it would seem odd and bad if I talk about mech and then suddenly electrical wont it?
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(Original post by hasnat614)
Hi,
I'm planning to apply for engineering. But I wanna choose something very broad so I can get jobs in lots of fields and then specialise later.
Therefore, I am looking at Oxford as they do Engineering Science, where you only specialise in the 3rd and 4th year.
Similarly, mechanical engineering is very broad so I was looking at this Imperial and a few other unis.
Also looking at electrical as I heard that was also quite broad and it looks fun.
I also have a small interest for aerospace engineering, although with a Mech Idegree I can go into that anyway.
The question is, How can I apply for these different courses without actually talking about each of them specifically, or should I mention all of them? Will this not weaken my application? Can I apply to the uni's by sending a different personal statement?
I mean it would seem odd and bad if I talk about mech and then suddenly electrical wont it?
You're correct, it doesn't really come off that well if you sound torn between courses in your personal statement as Universities are looking for your motivation towards the course.
I suppose the trick is just to talk about the similarities in all of them. Talking about the common skills (e.g problem solving) is an easy way of doing this, however, with the unis you're looking at, I'd think you'd have to talk about specific interests too and how you have developed this. This is often achieved through wider reading, the research you've done into the subject area or experiences that you have gained in the field. You could also look at the modules for each of the courses and see which ones are shared between them.
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You can only have 1 personal statement.

If you don’t know which branch of engineering you want then choose general engineering.

Oxford is general then think you specialise. So by time you apply for jobs you already specialised.
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