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    Undergraduate Studies (Engineering)

    I was poking around UCAS the other day, and I had the bright idea to search for engineering courses offered by British Universities.

    The problem is I know pretty much nothing about the reputation and supposed 'quality' of British Universities apart from the obvious Oxbridge.


    I am looking for a university which has a decent reputation but at the same time isn't particularly hard to get into for an overcease engineering student. What are the factors that matter? Which universities do you folks recommend?

    My GCE O Level grades were (3 A's, 3 B's, 1 C, 1 D) and GCE A Level Grades so far are Maths (A2) - A, English (AS) - B with Physics and Chemistry the other complete A level subjects.


    All input is welcome.

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    Loughborough is a specialist engineering Uni.

    Plus you get to play cricket in the world's best indoor facility!

    It might require AAB for most courses but check this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy
    Loughborough is a specialist engineering Uni.

    Plus you get to play cricket in the world's best indoor facility!

    It might require AAB for most courses but check this...
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    Best indoor cricket training facility then..

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    warwick is also excellent for engineering i believe, would be well worth taking a look at southampton as well mate as they are held in high regard and their offers dont often require obscenely high grades and other stipulations from you.

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    ah yeah....be warned about using those league tables, they arent very accurate and can give a very misleading picture, after speaking to an advisor from southampton uni they told me that they are best avoided, im not sure how accurate to reality that is.....but probs a degree of truth behind it i imagine, although could well be exagerated.

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    A lot of my friends do engineering courses... They are constantly working... just thought I would warn you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy
    A lot of my friends do engineering courses... They are constantly working... just thought I would warn you!!!
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    i didnt realise PY did engineering, i got the impression he was more of a writing type...but then i never really asked him about his degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    warwick is also excellent for engineering i believe, would be well worth taking a look at southampton as well mate as they are held in high regard and their offers dont often require obscenely high grades and other stipulations from you.

    Southampton = Damn good. From what i've been told by enginering applicants. Like Sledger said, doesnt as for the moon on a stick when it comes to grades, and it is VERY highly regarded. One of my friends was ready to turn down Cambridge for them, thats how highly rated they are (he's only taken the Cambridge offer on his parents insistance)

    Up round here though i'd give the Manchester University a look. Historically its more of an arts uni, but the other year it merged with UMIST to form one uni covering arts and science. UMIST was a pretty highly regarded technology university, one i nearly went to myself (before i changed courses and became and arts doss about!), and is well worth a look
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    my politics teacher went to manchester and has done rather well with the degree he got from there which i believe was history or politics or something else along that line so i think thats not bad at all either, but as far as southampton goe si have an offer to do law there next year so...fingers crossed.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't bother doing Engineering if you want a doss about. Though I doubt you would considering the amount of money it costs for an international student.

    I used this....http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,716,00.html

    Sheffield is fifth in the country for my subject so I like to think it's accurate.

    Southampton is only highly regarded in Engineering because of the ties it has with the military really from what I gather. Private companies aren't so closely tied to it.
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    thats the fun of europe the amount i need to pay for the study is to dutch standards, so cheaper if i wished to go n study in England that is.
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