• Question: Which engineering university would you recommend?

    Asked by Alex to Alex, Chris, Mohamed, Rik, Victoria on 11 Mar 2015.
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      Rik Allen answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      There are loads of good ones. And it depends what you want to do.
      I know electronics best, and I’d suggest Imperial College, Cambridge, Southampton, Warwick, Manchester, the list goes on. For different subjects, different places are excellent, and things change, so others might be great now compared to what I remember.


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      Chris Waters answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      I don’t dare mention any names for fear of being accused of playing favourites! There are league tables that can rank the quality of teaching and research in each subject for each university. I reckon you can expect the teaching to be good in a university that does world-leading research in that field. It’s also useful to see if companies are involved in the degree courses or in sponsoring students; companies tend to keep close to the universities they know produce good engineers!

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      Alex Shenfield answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      I’d suggest Sheffield Hallam (because I work there!).

      But really I think the location and environment of the University is more important than it’s reputation. Manchester, Imperial, Sheffield, Southampton are all really good Universities, but I think it’s more important to be somewhere where you are happy!

      I would also disagree a little bit with what Chris says – my experience of working in a variety of universities is that it isn’t necessarily the case that universities who do world class research also do world class teaching …

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      Victoria Sharpe answered on 15 Mar 2015:

      I went to Bristol and loved it.. Others to consider would be imperial college or Cambridge or Brunel… Choose one which is right for you, a good course as well as the right feel.