University degrees

Discussion in 'Education' started by monrosm@shrewsb, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. monrosm@shrewsb
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    monrosm@shrewsb Junior Member

    I am currently in my final year at School and am soon to move onto university where i want to study something to do with the aspect of designing boats. However i am in a bit of a dilema as to where to go, I have got offers from both Southamoton Solent and also Coventry, Southampton is a BENG degree (Yacht and powercraft design), and coventry is MENG (Boat Design). Which is the best option....I mean i really like Coventry university and hear its very good for design, but which degree would be most employable?
    Stefan Monro
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I would come back with; - - that which is your passionate interest. That will keep you seeking EXCELLENCE, which results in employability...
  3. UK Nav Arc
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    UK Nav Arc Junior Member


    It all depends on what you want to do. Coventry is actually a MDes, not an MEng, whilst Solent is a BEng. As far as I know, Coventry is more of the "art" side of design, whilst Solent is the "maths" side of design.

    Personally, I'd go to Solent, as it'll give you a good grounding in all the areas of design and engineering, and a 3 year BEng is much cheaper than a 4 year Masters! Have you visited them both yet? A good start in making your mind up is to talk to the lecturers and final year students.

    Hope this helps!
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