Why study Medical and Mechanical engineering and some application tips.
Dr Elaine Brown, Reader in Mechanical and Process Engineering at the University of Bradford
What to expect on a Medical and Mechanical engineering course and an overview of your career opportunities.
Dr Louise France, Director of Student Experience in the Department of Engineering at the University of Hull
This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays. Guidance is provided for students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speakers for this event are Dr Elaine Brown, a Reader in Mechanical and Process Engineering at the University of Bradford and Dr Louise France, Director of Student Experience in the Department of Engineering at the University of Hull.Why study medical and mechanical engineering and some application tips
Elaine speaks about the many reasons to become an engineer and who this career pathway is good for. She explains what the role of an engineer is and the differences between medical and mechanical engineering at university.
To study this type of course, you will need meet the required standards to ensure you succeed in this environment. Elaine highlights what makes a good engineer and the skills you will develop on the course. She goes on to talk about the different engineering fields and how to specialise in your chosen area.
An engineering degree is very much analytical and Elaine explains why this is crucial alongside practical skill development. She shares tips for choosing the right course and why it is important to choose a university with professional accreditation. Each university will differ with the modules on offer explains Elaine, and she talks about both optional and project-based modules. Finally, she touches on teaching styles, cohort size and industrial links at university. What to expect on a mechanical or medical engineering course
There is no typical engineering course and there are many on offer so it is important to look around and find something that suits you, explains Louise. Whilst all courses are different in terms of what they provide, there are broad similarities between them.
Louise looks at things that all courses have in common which will allow you to see if this is the right degree for you. She goes on to talk about your timetable, what an average week looks like and term holidays which are not always similar to other courses.
At university you will be taught different modules which make up your degree. Louise speaks about typical modules you will cover in your first year and the opportunities you will have to specialise in your final year. She touches on the different learning styles you will experience and how students are taught after the coronavirus. Finally, Louise focuses on the skills you will gain from an engineering degree and careers you can pursue after you graduate. Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.