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Old 12th August 2008, 00:26   #16
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you should probably go for Southampton...top 5 engineering departments in uk.
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The ranking published in web is based on the undergraduate courses yet when it comes to research the Southampton does come as one among the top.
I have already decided to go for Germany, I felt its has got better job prospects than in UK.
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The ranking published in web is based on the undergraduate courses yet when it comes to research the Southampton does come as one among the top.
I have already decided to go for Germany, I felt its has got better job prospects than in UK.

Better job prospects? Whoa. The germans are a lot more conservative and you wouldn't find many asians in german companies (in contrast to UK which is full of Indians in top jobs - banking/engineering/medicine/law). But whatever makes you happy I guess.
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Better job prospects? Whoa. The germans are a lot more conservative and you wouldn't find many asians in german companies (in contrast to UK which is full of Indians in top jobs - banking/engineering/medicine/law). But whatever makes you happy I guess.
HI, I would agree to that partially, yes germans are conservative they are culturally little bit different, but the germany is no more like that now.
Germany's job market was very much closed one because all these years it was facing problem of unemployment. Now its actually in need of engineers. Its far different from UK and US like making money out of the educational systems they have over there. The Visa procedures in US and UK is also tough, anything other than student visa is literally ain't that easy.
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Wasnt well since the last few days.
So am posting my reply now.

@ranjith: Buddy I have completed my engineering from BITS mesra, ranchi.

You can find info bout the team and my patent on TEAM FORMULA SRIJAN :: Home ( A Wish Car)

You can search for Nirbhai Chadha(thats me ) on google and you will get info on the patent as well as the team.

I have always been nuts when it comes to cars.
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Old 1st April 2009, 02:37   #21
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Well I had to dig this thread out !! I have a end to this so probably the mods could rename it and add "joined FH Aachen in Germany" to the title end.
I joined Fachochschule Aachen in Germany, My masters programme is titled as M.Eng of Automotive Vehicle Integration (specialisation in Powertrain and Chassis)
Its almost been about a week since the lectures have started and its very interesting and with lot of technical details. I am working hard really hard.

Details about my course could be found here Fachbereich Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik :: Master (English)

please do not hesitate to ask me in case any of you want to know the procedures of applying to germany and the visa stuffs

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Congratulations bro. Good to see someone pursuing what their heart desires! Keep us updated!

PS. Went to Aachen once in 2004
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Try the Good University Guide from Times UK for the best universities in th United Kingdom.

They have subject wise ranking and should help you in our choice. Guardian UK also has a similar list and are quite reliable too.
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I got a PM asking few clarifications with regard to studying in Germany. I thought it would be better to post here too so that it might help others also.

1) I've heard that there is a fundamental difference between an FH and a TH. is the same degree offered by both? if so, what is the difference between an FH and a TH? please elaborate as much as possible on this, if a difference exists.

FH in short means Fachhochschule or University of applied sciences is more focused on practical stuff and application part. So you have labs and stuff, almost for every subject. In Technische Universitat (TU) or Technische Hochschule (TH) the studies are more theoretical based, only these universities can award the PHD degrees also. RWTH is a TU so your course will be theoretical. But after studying from a FH you cannot study get a PHD, but then you have some exceptions like a year of lab work and stuff, but I really dont know how that thing works. So the basic difference practical and theoretical. Both the universities have different types of courses for example in RWTH you have subjects like Internal combustion engine designs but then in FH you have engine calibrations. So now you really get an idea how practical things can be personally I would say you just cant compare both.
I would personally rank Esslingen first and then RWTH.

2) What are the academic requirements to obtain admission in Germany? i am taking my GRE on 26th august, and have a BE aggregate of 72% so far (6 sems)

Academic requirements are GRE, IELTS / TOEFL, B.E. marks and finally German language proficiency if necessary. Usually good scores in everything with a project too can get you an admission.

3) When exactly did you apply to germany? was it immediately after ur BE, or with some work experience? is work experience considered as an asset during application?

I submitted all the documents before the deadline. Usually university websites have all the details about the documents. I applied it immediately after my B.E. But work experience is always considered as an advantage, even when looking for jobs after graduation.

4) Is knowledge of the German language a course requirement (in FH Aachen)? RWTH does not require it, as i have heard from a few friends who are studying there. is it an asset when applying to FH Aachen, obtaining accomodation, student job etc?

Zertifikat Deutsch (B1 third level) is required for the admission to FH Aachen. Language wouldnt be a barrier for getting an accommodation but for student job a big yes.
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This is great Guys!!

I am right now 28, an automobile engineer & am currently working with Tata Motors & want to do my post graduation with spelization in Automotive Engineering.

I just wanted to know the total cost impact & the cost of living in Germany for the duration.

Thanks Guys.
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Hi All,

Its been couple of year now since i posted and now i would really need all your help in advice / answer / solution about
  • Would you like to study about the lastest technology in Automotive
  • How much would you be prepared to spend
  • How would like to go to New Zealand for just 3 months to do the program
  • Does V8 , V12 , Heavy Automotive , CRDI , Latest Equipment/ computer chiping technology fantasize you
  • Do you think this would give you the EDGE when you apply for jobs in India knowing the latest technology
  • Is there places in India which would teach these latest technology in short period of time
  • Would learning about Formula cars or driving the formula cars with it - is an attraction

help me by answering the questions. I've few of my freinds and cousins in mechanical engineer final year and searching for good solution and advice.

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Hi All,

Its been couple of year now since i posted and now i would really need all your help in advice / answer / solution about
  • Would you like to study about the lastest technology in Automotive
  • How much would you be prepared to spend
  • How would like to go to New Zealand for just 3 months to do the program
  • Does V8 , V12 , Heavy Automotive , CRDI , Latest Equipment/ computer chiping technology fantasize you
  • Do you think this would give you the EDGE when you apply for jobs in India knowing the latest technology
  • Is there places in India which would teach these latest technology in short period of time
  • Would learning about Formula cars or driving the formula cars with it - is an attraction

help me by answering the questions. I've few of my freinds and cousins in mechanical engineer final year and searching for good solution and advice.
Yes, knowing the latest technologies will get you a better chance. There a lot of training's and seminars conducted by SAE India chapter which can help you learn the basics of automotive concepts and the latest technologies.
There a lot of short term courses offered by various institutes, Ex: MSRAS in Bangalore is one them which i'm aware of - http://www.msrsas.org/index.php (You can find other with the help of Google). In India training's would work out way inexpensive than going outside India. I sincerely suggest you to use the power of internet. Almost all the basics and latest technologies information is available in text/video format.
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  • Would you like to study about the lastest technology in Automotive
  • How much would you be prepared to spend
  • How would like to go to New Zealand for just 3 months to do the program
  • Does V8 , V12 , Heavy Automotive , CRDI , Latest Equipment/ computer chipping technology fantasize you
  • Is there places in India which would teach these latest technology in short period of time
Please let us know what you are actually looking for - an enhancement or growth in your career or a masters degree to get a job ? If it's for career growth, internet is the best option. you do have proficiency improvement programs conducted by ARAI where you'll get a chance to meet the pioneers in each field. Your company should be able to help you in attending those sessions.
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  • Do you think this would give you the EDGE when you apply for jobs in India knowing the latest technology
  • Would learning about Formula cars or driving the formula cars with it - is an attraction
If you are a fresher and attending a campus placement, yes it'll help you a lot. If the interviewer feels that you got that passion for automobiles and an intuitive mind to learn new things, then you got an edge over the others. By just knowing what's the latest technology and not knowing how it's implemented will fetch you nothing if you are looking for a job change. All they look for is a proper experience as per their requirement!
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Hello

I will be graduating with a BTech Mechanical Engineering degree this May. I've already gotten into University of Bath, Brunel, Loughborough, Nottingham and a few others. I'd appreciate it if any of you would share your insight as to which one would be the best for MSc Automotive Engineering. All of them are promising and have great course structures but I need some advice.

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