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Best journal for Mechanical Engineering

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MotherOfSoupDragons Sun 22-Sep-19 11:09:40

What journal should DS be mentioning on his PS for Mech Eng? I will be getting it for him and he will be reading some articles.

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errorofjudgement Sun 22-Sep-19 13:11:48

I don’t know what the best one is, we subscribed to New Scientist when DS’ were in sixth form. They went on to become an aeronautical engineer and a mechanical engineer.

Decorhate Sun 22-Sep-19 15:42:57

Does the Institute of Mechanical Engineers publish one? I know Civils does

ErrolTheDragon Sun 22-Sep-19 17:58:00

The IET has an online magazine, I think. Might be worth your DS taking a look at to see if it has anything of interest at the right sort of level for him?

https://eandt.theiet.org

But obviously he shouldn't mention a journal at all unless he's genuinely reading it and interested! I can't remember if DD mentioned anything she'd read (rather than done) on her general/electrical engineering PS.

BrexitSucks Sun 22-Sep-19 18:44:31

IET is very accessible reading & covers a huge range of topics. Journal articles will probably be so specialised they can be hard to read for untrained.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 22-Sep-19 19:40:52

I assume the OP meant 'magazine' more than 'journal' in the academic sense.

I've just remembered there's a list of books which if you've not already found it your DS might be interested in (more with Xmas in mind than anything else) - I think DD read a couple of these. To be clear, this isn't in any way 'required reading', just some ideas of books budding engineers might enjoy.

https://www.admissions.eng.cam.ac.uk/information/reading

2Rebecca Sun 22-Sep-19 23:20:07

My son read my dad's copies of professional Engineering, the journal you get if you are an I MechE member. He put a sentence about it in his PS but unless there's a handy member in the family / friend circle it's probably hard to get hold of and I wouldn't seek it out specially. If your son does study Mech E then student membership is free but you can't join unless doing an engineering course.

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