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Imperial Mech Eng or Bath Uni Mech with Automotive Eng for hypercar industry?

Imperial College London Mech Eng course or Bath Uni Mech Eng with Automotive Eng course for someone who dreams of getting into hypercar engineering design job in future? I have an offer from both.
Look, Bath is on the level of Oxbrimp for getting grads into industry, thanks to their Year in industry scheme, and in some cases the year in industry is preferred over a candidate from imperial and perhaps cambridge. furthermore, the course at bath is held to the same standard as imperial's course, and though imperial may have more prestige internationally, on the national level both are considered equals for mech eng, and bath is rated more for automotive engineering thanks to the latest addition of IAAPS. lastly, the number of engineering societies and competitions at Bath are immense, allowing you to further build your CV and gain valuble real-life skills.
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Original post by thatoneadi
Look, Bath is on the level of Oxbrimp for getting grads into industry, thanks to their Year in industry scheme, and in some cases the year in industry is preferred over a candidate from imperial and perhaps cambridge. furthermore, the course at bath is held to the same standard as imperial's course, and though imperial may have more prestige internationally, on the national level both are considered equals for mech eng, and bath is rated more for automotive engineering thanks to the latest addition of IAAPS. lastly, the number of engineering societies and competitions at Bath are immense, allowing you to further build your CV and gain valuble real-life skills.

Thanks for the reply, Imperial also does a year in industry, why do you think Bath’s year in industry students are valued more than imperial’s year in industry students? I have heard that Bath has more support in terms of getting students to year in industry roles.
Original post by Anonymous
Thanks for the reply, Imperial also does a year in industry, why do you think Bath’s year in industry students are valued more than imperial’s year in industry students? I have heard that Bath has more support in terms of getting students to year in industry roles.

Bath gives a lot more support to students applying to companies for their year in industry, and have an incredible list of company links. This means that for the same YII places that both bath and imperial send their students for, bath sends a lot more students into YII successfully. IAAPS also helps a lottt for YII especially for automotive engineering
Original post by thatoneadi
Bath gives a lot more support to students applying to companies for their year in industry, and have an incredible list of company links. This means that for the same YII places that both bath and imperial send their students for, bath sends a lot more students into YII successfully. IAAPS also helps a lottt for YII especially for automotive engineering

Thanks, that’s really useful to know.
Original post by Ajtydeman1
Thanks, that’s really useful to know.

np. many engineering firms look at internships and practical experience when hiring grads. University name is usually a tiebreaker, in which case Oxbrimp will usually take priority, but the thing is there are far far fewer grads at Oxbrimp with relevant work experience and practical experience ( abundant at bath due to societies and YII) compared to Bath. Hence, i have decided to firm bath ( for aero). Specific to you - Bath's formula student team(s) is a lot more active and involved than imperial's and has been the top fs team in the uk for a while. Have you thought of doing a phd or no?
Original post by thatoneadi
np. many engineering firms look at internships and practical experience when hiring grads. University name is usually a tiebreaker, in which case Oxbrimp will usually take priority, but the thing is there are far far fewer grads at Oxbrimp with relevant work experience and practical experience ( abundant at bath due to societies and YII) compared to Bath. Hence, i have decided to firm bath ( for aero). Specific to you - Bath's formula student team(s) is a lot more active and involved than imperial's and has been the top fs team in the uk for a while. Have you thought of doing a phd or no?

Nah I don’t think I’ll do phd, what about you? Do you know if the societies like formula student team at Bath allow year 1 students to work on the team?
Original post by Ajtydeman1
Nah I don’t think I’ll do phd, what about you? Do you know if the societies like formula student team at Bath allow year 1 students to work on the team?

Yes, all of them allow year 1 students to join, though you have to have the skillset and motivation of course. I believe there is probably an application kinda thing i.e they can't just let 50 students join yk.

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