|By Avinash_Agrawal (Avinash_Agrawal) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit|
hi..does any one have a clue as to how good is it to go to UK for engineering?? is it worth it?? which is better ?? US or UK??
also...getting a BE degrre in UK takes only 3 yrs...does that make a difference?? is it an advantage or disadvantage??
|By Avinash_Agrawal (Avinash_Agrawal) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 09:50 am: Edit|
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 09:58 am: Edit|
UK is very good in Engineering. Imperial is excellent.
Best Engineering prograsms outside the US:
Best Engineering programs in the US
|By Avinash_Agrawal (Avinash_Agrawal) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 01:34 pm: Edit|
|By Yahni (Yahni) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 05:13 am: Edit|
I wouldn' t choose UK over US (except Imperial) for engineering...
|By Rums (Rums) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 05:44 am: Edit|
Why wouldn't you? In the UK Engineering is an academically rigorous as well as vocationally-geared course that is studied at the Undergraduate level in either 3 years (with the award of B.Eng) or 4 years (with a year in industry in the UK or Abroad, and/or award of a Masters, M.Eng). Keep in mind that in the UK if you are studying Engineering you will not normally study any areas outside of your discipline (except for perhaps a foreign language, if say you intend to do part of your degree at an Erasmus/Socrates exchange university, or if you wish to complete your YinI with a foreign firm) any options you do have will be strictly engineering-based, this is in contrast to the more flexible Liberal Arts system in the US whereby you might be expected to take courses entirely unrelated to engineering. Top-20/Russel Group universities are certainly just as good as top tier US schools, in fact, if you plan on working with a multinational engineering firm you'd be better off with a British degree than an American one. On the other hand, if you plan on finding work exclusively in North America then perhaps a US degree (keeping in mind the Liberal Arts system) would be better. A degree from any Red Brick or Ancient university in the UK will get you far, eg from Oxbridge, Edinburgh, London (Imperial College or University College), Manchester (UMIST) etc etc.
|By Nabiilah (Nabiilah) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:54 am: Edit|
I think that US/canadian universities have better programs, they form you better. The fact that u r taking classes unrelated to engineering would make u see beyond just engineering and develop yourself...
|By Attacksushi (Attacksushi) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 03:20 pm: Edit|
It depends what you're after. If you're positive that you want to focus on engineering, then the UK would be a good option (although engineering is frequently one of the more competitive subjects to get into, so if you're aiming for a top university, be warned). If, however, you're uncertain, you might want to stick with the US, where the curriculum is broader.
Neither really has a 'better program'. It just depends on whether you are ready to specialise at eighteen or not.
Also, do be warned that our 'high schools' teach to a higher standard than yours; I know many Americans who came to the UK for university and struggled to keep up.
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