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Searching for England and Wales General Engineering degrees. I don’t really know which branch of engineering I want. Thinking Aerospace; Civil; also interested in ‘green’ engineering of any sort. Too late for Oxford or Cambridge. Have Warwick on list. Where else please??
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Quite a few have general first years Birmingham, Lancaster (don’t offer civil) and Bristol (I think) are the first few that come to mind...also think Durham do a general course (in which you then specialise later on).
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Thanks Becca. Bristol doesn’t do General (even though lots of googling says it does, when you go to the Uni site it doesn’t - unless I’m missing something). Can’t find it at B’ham either!? Got Warwick ok.
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Thanks Becca. Bristol doesn’t do General (even though lots of googling says it does, when you go to the Uni site it doesn’t - unless I’m missing something). Can’t find it at B’ham either!? Got Warwick ok.
Birmingham has the option to begin in a general engineering course before choosing your specialisation. This is the format of most "general engineering" degrees in the UK (and all accredited ones that I know of), because fundamentally you won't get an accredited engineering degree taking a bunch of random engineering modules, as they are accredited by individual professional engineering bodies for distinct disciplines of engineering. Ultimately your degree will specialise in one area of engineering, sooner or later, or you will be taking an unaccredited degree.
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Thanks Becca. Bristol doesn’t do General (even though lots of googling says it does, when you go to the Uni site it doesn’t - unless I’m missing something). Can’t find it at B’ham either!? Got Warwick ok.
As mentioned above - very few unis actually advertise a 'general' engineering degree. To find out if a uni offers general first year you will have to select one of their degrees and see what the modules are in the first year.

For example I have linked Birmingham's civil eng course below, you will see first year modules include some mechanics and electronics modules as well as civil - this is a general first year, so once you have completed this year you can chose to stay on the course you applied for or change to one of the others. Hope that makes sense
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...ring-beng.aspx
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(Original post by Loopytait)
Searching for England and Wales General Engineering degrees. I don’t really know which branch of engineering I want. Thinking Aerospace; Civil; also interested in ‘green’ engineering of any sort. Too late for Oxford or Cambridge. Have Warwick on list. Where else please??
I tend to think of mechanical as a fairly broad engineering discipline, so you could look at that. But lots of unis take the path described by artful_lounger if they offer general engineering.

The other thing is "green" engineering, presumably you mean work in areas good for the environment. TBH you can do this in any sector. Transportation, manufacturing, grid energy & power, construction. Virtually every sector that has R&D is looking into more sustainable paths or ultra-low carbon footprint or ultra high efficiency.

It doesn't really matter if you do mechanical, aero, chemical, electrical, civil. You can find 'green' jobs you will just need to gravitate to those projects in every field.
Even things like materials engineering can have a lot to do with being green, for example developing lightweight materials that use less energy in a car or plane. Or supply chain i.e. how can we most efficiently transport lithium around the world for use in electric vehicles...
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I tend to think of mechanical as a fairly broad engineering discipline, so you could look at that. But lots of unis take the path described by artful_lounger if they offer general engineering.

The other thing is "green" engineering, presumably you mean work in areas good for the environment. TBH you can do this in any sector. Transportation, manufacturing, grid energy & power, construction. Virtually every sector that has R&D is looking into more sustainable paths or ultra-low carbon footprint or ultra high efficiency.

It doesn't really matter if you do mechanical, aero, chemical, electrical, civil. You can find 'green' jobs you will just need to gravitate to those projects in every field.
Even things like materials engineering can have a lot to do with being green, for example developing lightweight materials that use less energy in a car or plane. Or supply chain i.e. how can we most efficiently transport lithium around the world for use in electric vehicles...
Thanks for the advice!
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Thanks Becca. Bristol doesn’t do General (even though lots of googling says it does, when you go to the Uni site it doesn’t - unless I’m missing something). Can’t find it at B’ham either!? Got Warwick ok.
bristol does do general however they call it engineering design. first year is general, second year you specialise slightly followed by a year in industry then 2 more years of further specialisation. its probs one of the best courses in the uk
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bristol does do general however they call it engineering design. first year is general, second year you specialise slightly followed by a year in industry then 2 more years of further specialisation. its probs one of the best courses in the uk
Thank you .... I’ll take a look!
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