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Am i suitable to do petroleum engineering?

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    Hi, I'm an international student looking forward to do a degree in petroleum engineering next year.
    Below are the subjest I did for IGCSEs and AS/A2

    IGCSE:Maths,Econ,Accounting,Chem istry,Physics,English,Science (GCSE science 360)

    AS/A2:Maths,Further Maths,Econ,Accounting,Physics

    Do you think my subject combination is alrightto study petroleum engineering?
    I'm worried about not having chemistry for AS/A2.
    Will this be a problem?
    It'll be great if you can provide me an answer soon.
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    Mhm yeah but the lack of chemistry might be a problem.
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    Can somebody tell me whether I can go into petroleum engineering with my current subjects?
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    OHOH, Vindpuss. But yeah, where's the Chemistry?
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    (Original post by Vindpuss)
    Can somebody tell me whether I can go into petroleum engineering with my current subjects?
    Im not sure how competitive petroleum engineering courses are but I imagine you won't have a problem provided your grades are good. You've got the numerical subjects and physics, economics is useful aswell. If universities do have an issue with a lack of chemistry the international fees you will pay should offset this.

    It's probably wise to do some background reading in the subject regardless to improve your knowledge and prepare a plan B should, for whatever reason, you be deemed unsuitable.
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    Chemistry would aid a whole lot, Maths and F.Maths will do a great deal towards your cause.
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    you really need chemistry, otherwise they wont let you do it. my cousin went to Portsmouth uni to do petroleum ... i really recommend u go there.
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    You will need chemistry.

    I agree with the poster above, go somewhere that'll allow you to progress to chartered status.
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    Petroleum engineering usually done post grad course so if your lack of chemistry A-level prevents you from doing it as a first degree, maybe do some other type of engineering (e.g.. mechanical, civil) as your undergrad degree and then follow it up with an MSc in petroleum engineering.
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    (Original post by ZeeBerry)
    Petroleum engineering usually done post grad course so if your lack of chemistry A-level prevents you from doing it as a first degree, maybe do some other type of engineering (e.g.. mechanical, civil) as your undergrad degree and then follow it up with an MSc in petroleum engineering.
    Agree. I was surprised to see that Imperial College is happy to take Economics graduates on its MSc Petroleum Engineering.
    The course is designed for new graduates as well as those with previous experience of the petroleum industry. In recent years, we have taken gradutes from a wide range of academic backgrounds from Chemical/Mechanical Engineering to Physics and Economics.
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/earthscie...eumengineering
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    Your lack of chemistry should not be a big problem as chemical Engineering/petroleum Engineering have very little to do with chemistry (the contrary is a popular misconception!)

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