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I went to the UK as an international undergraduate student to do electronic engineering. Unfortunately, the quality of education in engineering disciplines is extremely low in the UK, in general, and King's was not an exception. Lecturers often spoon-feed students by giving them the final exams questions "with solutions" and, if they don't give out the solutions, students complain to engineering department about the course or lecturer being too harsh.
Lecturers are often forced to give high marks to, especially international, students because of the high fees that they're charged. Students are not competent in the UK whatsoever and, if you come from a good high school background, after a few semesters you might start feeling bored and then gradually depressed because of the low quality of the education there. I felt extremely depressed towards the end of my degree because of the incompetency of lecturers and students and, worst of all, knowing that I'm paying all those high international tuition fees and, in return, getting a lower quality education than my home country. My advice to any international student willing to study engineering would be to do a bachelor degree in your own home country or, if you don't have good universities in your country, consider going to North America.
Avoid the UK for higher education by any means. I see the consequences of going to the UK, now, in my masters degree in the US. This message is to all those students that wish to get a so-called world-class education in "ENGINEERING" discipline and believe the UK is the right place. Please, consider all your other options before you decide to study in the UK. There is nothing in a UK university degree or life that can justify the costs of studying and living there for an international student.
Written by Ali1990 on 20th Jan 2015