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Automotive/Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborogh University

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      28.05.2001 17:54
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      If your a fan of aeroplanes and interested in how a plane the size of a 747 is able to take off or how on earth the eurofighter can pull off the manouevers it can then this is the course for you. I am currently only in my first year of a MEng in Aero Engineering but still i'm am loving the course. As with all university's regarding engineering you have to learn the basic stuff such as Thermodynamics, Maths, Dynamics, Static, Material Science but once you've got the foundations to progress you can get to grips with what you really came to university for. The design of aeroplanes! Even in your first year here you learn about aircraft systems, fair enough in a simplistic approach for now, but it lets you know that you are still here to study aeroplanes. The lectures are pretty good and there are a lot of them but thats not a problem since they are usually interesting. You have labs on average once a week, covering engine testing and wind tunnel experiments for example in the first year. If you also want to get your hands really dirty then there is also manufacturing technology labs where you build structures out of aluminium alloy to be tested. The second years design a structure the it's up to the first years to build it before it gets tested to destruction in a loading machine. The university itself is cool, got quite good nightlife considering it's size but you don't mind anyhow if your pissed!. If your sporty then it's a cool place to be you can do anything related to sport here, that would be why it's a university of sporting excellence. I would seriously advise anybody to come here. If you wanna find out more go to http://www.lboro.ac.uk You'll find all the information you need about the course and the university. Cheers Ian (First Year Undergraduate Aero)

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        25.05.2001 04:35
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        Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough -of which I attend the surface-travel variety. I am still currently in the first year of a Masters Course in Automotive Engineering, which according to many sources around is the hardest course here at Loughborough -oh good! The university itself is great, but if you want to know about that, read a review on it. The department is well-funded due to large research interests. Most tutors are involved in a form of research (alot of which seems to be with Ford). The course itself is hard, and many hours of work are required to at least scrape through. The year is made up of two semesters, with module exams at the end of each semester. In the first semester, I had 3 exams, in this, the second, I have 4. As far as I gather, that is about par for the rest of the course. With the project in the final year. The cousre is accredited with IMechE and eventually leads to membership of the IMechE, if a year in industry is taken, this could lead to a Diploma in Industrial Studies(DIS), on top of the degree qualification. There is no further entry requirement to do the year in industry. In the first year, modules are mainly fundamentals:thermodynamics/ statics/ dynamics/ electro-technology/ maths. However, there are a couple of vehicle-based courses which are quite ranging in content, and include engineering drawing/ stripping engines/ AutoCAD and other more exciting stuff. Course socials are few and far between currently, however everybody knows everybody, even though we have one of the largest subscriptions here. In later years there is an option for different modules should you wish to do various other stuff. The tutors are mainly of foreign-orientation which can be a disadvantage in terms of understanding, however, they are very dedicated and will normally be on hand to help with any problems. I would recommend this course to anyone dedicated to the automotive indu
        stry. However, without something to keep the interest, this may be a hard course to pursue. Good Luck. Anyway, I have just found out that only 30% of applicants pass my course so I'm off to revise for my exams Any constructive comments/advice/requests, leave us a comment. Cheers geeza

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