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Applying to MMU and University of Salford and University of Manchester
I don't know weather to do mechanical or automotive engineering, i want to learn about cars, interior exterior and how they work , get made etc...
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(Original post by hxrrisxli)
Applying to MMU and University of Salford and University of Manchester
I don't know weather to do mechanical or automotive engineering, i want to learn about cars, interior exterior and how they work , get made etc...
You wont learn the ins & outs about how a car works in an engineering degree, you learn how to apply physics to solving real world problems. In an automotive degree you will get more application to cars but if you want to learn everything about cars you'll need to actively look into it yourself.

For example in a mechanical degree you'll learn thermodynamics and heat transfer and about how energy moves, in an automotive (or some auto focused mechanical degrees) they will teach you how this relates to an engine i.e. the Otto cycle and you'll learn about energy flow through the combustion cycle and you might even learn the main components but, if you really want to learn everything about engines and cars you'll have to look beyond the degree.

Their is a lot to a car more then anyone can comprehend, if you want to know about interior trim: look it up, want to know about active suspension, ESC, variable transmissions, how they stamp mold body panels, crash can safety or much MUCH more you will just have to make it a hobby. The degree will teach you engineering problem solving.
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You wont learn the ins & outs about how a car works in an engineering degree, you learn how to apply physics to solving real world problems. In an automotive degree you will get more application to cars but if you want to learn everything about cars you'll need to actively look into it yourself.

For example in a mechanical degree you'll learn thermodynamics and heat transfer and about how energy moves, in an automotive (or some auto focused mechanical degrees) they will teach you how this relates to an engine i.e. the Otto cycle and you'll learn about energy flow through the combustion cycle and you might even learn the main components but, if you really want to learn everything about engines and cars you'll have to look beyond the degree.

Their is a lot to a car more then anyone can comprehend, if you want to know about interior trim: look it up, want to know about active suspension, ESC, variable transmissions, how they stamp mold body panels, crash can safety or much MUCH more you will just have to make it a hobby. The degree will teach you engineering problem solving.
Thank you very much and yes i do my own research as well because cars is really my passion but ,much appreciated
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