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Hi,

Why more people apply to Mechanical Engineering in Bath than Integrated electrical and mechanical engineering when it seems more accredited?

Why are the entry requirements lower in integrated mech & electrical than the ones for just mechanical?

Does it mean the Mechanical engineering course is better than the degree in Eeng and Meng? I thought the integrated Eeng & Meng was better.

Thank you!
Original post by Ay03ys
Hi,
Why more people apply to Mechanical Engineering in Bath than Integrated electrical and mechanical engineering when it seems more accredited?
Why are the entry requirements lower in integrated mech & electrical than the ones for just mechanical?
Does it mean the Mechanical engineering course is better than the degree in Eeng and Meng? I thought the integrated Eeng & Meng was better.
Thank you!

Probably because more people choose to directly align to a specific discipline rather than focus on both. Mech & electrical engineering is quite a new combination.

The dual degree isn’t better accredited it’s accredited by both IET & IMechE however the mechanical is accredited by IMechE, both IET & IMechE are engineering council institutions that award chartership based against the same competencies (and frankly there is flexibility if you choose to affiliate with one organisation after your degree you will probably have flexibility to move if you want to, even if your degree is accredited by the other organisation). There is no significant gain to single or dual accreditation, but having one is important.

If the entry requirements are slightly lower it’s probably more to do with supply & demand market factors rather than quality of course (id assume a lot of cross pollination occurs with the modules anyway).

No mechanical is not necessarily better than mech + electrical, they are just different permutations, one offers slightly more depth in mechanical the other will have more breadth covering a mix of mechanical and electrical engineering. Frankly id say a mix of both probably better positions the average graduate for a wider set of opportunities.

Also MEng does not mean mechanical engineering it refers to Masters in Engineering. EEng isnt a qualification I am aware of (an electrical or mechanical & electrical engineering masters degree would still be an MEng qualification).
Original post by Ay03ys
Hi,

Why more people apply to Mechanical Engineering in Bath than Integrated electrical and mechanical engineering when it seems more accredited?


Not many people seem to want to do joint mechanical and electrical degrees. I think that's a bit of a shame as it's a good degree, though in practice when you graduate you'll typically either get a job on a mechanical engineering path or electrical engineering path, so I'm not sure if they actually provide much advantage on the jobs market. They are also typically mainly mechanical degrees with a bit more electrical elements, than genuinely fifty fifty - at least from what I've seen.

Whether it is accredited my more institutions is irrelevant. As long as the degree is accredited by one institution that's all that matters


Why are the entry requirements lower in integrated mech & electrical than the ones for just mechanical?


Entry requirements are often a function of supply and demand. If more people are interested in a course then universities may increase the entry requirements - just like if a lot of people are looking to purchase something, the price may go up.


Does it mean the Mechanical engineering course is better than the degree in Eeng and Meng? I thought the integrated Eeng & Meng was better.

Thank you!


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