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Cranfield University - anybody?

Old 30th Jan 2016, 10:05
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Cranfield University - anybody?

Hello,

I am searching masters in Safety/Human Factors (aviation) and engineering like for example avionics or structures. I have found Cranfield University, anybody knows the reputation of this university in aviation? are there better ones in Europe?

Thanks a lot
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 16:47
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The reputation of the university and Prof Graham Braithwaite in aviation is excellent and commercially I think you'll emerge with good contacts.

That said if human factors is a focus I'd contact Dr.Kathy Abbott at the FAA and ask for guidance because I don't think our investigator does that part especially well.

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cer...ipline/abbott/
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 07:33
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There aren't any better postgraduate universities in Europe than Cranfield. There are also some good human factors people teaching at Cranfield, as well as the more traditional Engineering subjects. I share PE's opinion of Prof. Braithwaite - but he's only one of 100+ academics there.

That said, have a look at City University London, and TU Delft in The Netherlands as well, if only for comparison purposes.

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Old 31st Jan 2016, 10:29
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Didn't study there myself, but over the years I have worked with many people who did and have had professional contact myself.

All I can tell you is that almost without exception those people who did a stint at Cranfield, whatever their main focus of study, have had an excellent and rounded knowledge of the aviation business, broad and reliable knowledge of their area of specialisation - and have been a pleasure to work with. I'm guessing my experience is not just down to good fortune.

As Genghis says, there are some well respected alternatives also but I think I have had limited exposure to their output. And as with any study at this sort of level, the end product is largely down to how much effort you put in and how much advantage you take of the environment and the expertise that is available to you from those leading the teaching.
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 15:18
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Hello everybody,
TU Delft is in the list already, here in NL has a very high reputation. I have searched a lot in internet about Cranfield and I couldn't really find anything. It's nice to know I think I have made a good choice! to everybody thank you and if there are bad reputations around (I hope not) please let me know.. I hope that this post will be also useful for other students
regards!
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 18:08
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I'm amazed you couldn't find much about Cranfield - their website alone will take you all day to go through.

I work with quite a few universities - and one thing that's very noticeable is that their postgraduate students are on average significantly better (define that word as you wish) than those at any other UK university I deal with.

The place is being significantly restructured at the moment, so I suspect you'll be the victim of a small amount of chaos and confusion. That said, most close to the place tend to agree that the changes being made will ultimately all be to the good.

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I once met a graduate of Cranfield in Qatar.. Technically a brilliant fellow, but he had the social skills of a flaming arsehole! Not relevant, I know...
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I once met a graduate of Cranfield in Qatar.. Technically a brilliant fellow, but he had the social skills of a flaming arsehole! Not relevant, I know...
Opinions are divided about professional engineers. Some people think that disfunctional personalities are compulsory, some just recommended.

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