Best unis for engineering?Watch
Here in Swansea, the College of Engineering has a range of programmes and disciplines on offer, and you can browse the full list of our Undergraduate Degrees here.
Most of our Engineering programmes include the option of a year in industry which is very popular among both students and future employers. We are proud to be 9th in the UK for our Graduate Prospects, with 97% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of studying! To find out more you can check out our dedicated Engineering Employability Team
The College of Engineering are also doing some pretty cool research, if you're interested in checking out the impact of their research you can here
If you have any questions then let me know, I'll see what I can find out for you!
Of course their is more to picking a uni tho.
Not sure about student satisfaction. Im sure you can google the NSS results.
Ranking measures a whole heap of stuff that has nothing to do with undergraduate study - or even the course you are studying.
It was invented by newspapers to sell student guides. No-one apart from school-leavers take much notice of it.
Student Satisfaction - ditto. Its always at least a year out of date, and will only give you an idea of what the vocal majority thought about that course, and only the questions they were asked. The course/staff/facilities could all have changed since that group of students did the survey. And how do you know they were even telling the truth? And what suits one person, will not necessarily suit anyone else. Its still quite possible to be totally miserable at a Uni everyone else thinks is fantastic.
Employers do not nit-pick on rankings or any other similar nonsense - they do not keep lists of each years rankings on the back of their HR dept's door. They do not have conversations like - "Oh no, he went to Durham/Sussex/Edinburgh - weren't they one slot above/below Cardiff/Keele/Bristol that year?".
If you get a First at a University that an employer has heard of, can show that you did far more at Uni than just your degree, and have relevant work experience , that is what will get you an interview - not the brand name of the Uni you went to.
Bristol, Bath, Southampton, Manchester etc all have solid, well-established engineering departments - but do they offer the course or the specialism that you want to do? You can't just pick a Uni off a list and hope for the best. Read the course description carefully, look at the modules available for all years of the course, what extras are there (study abroad, placements, industrial experience), does that Uni have specialised research groups working in your area of Engineering? etc etc etc.
Useful reading :
Why Rankings are Nonsense : https://www.mastersportal.com/articl...t-perfect.html
How to Chose a Uni without looking at Rankings : https://www.topuniversities.com/stud...oking-rankings
How to avoid 5 Rejections - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
Something else to add to this conversation that I forgot to mention in my previous post - the best people to speak to about Engineering or student life are the students themselves. For example, we have an Engineering Ambassador Chat service which you can use to chat to students about your subject area of interest, or even just the Uni in general, hope this helps!!
That will be the place where you have the best chance of getting the best possible grades and employability from