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    I'd drop History and Biology for Maths and Physics, unless you're thinking about Biochemical Engineering in which case Physics isn't THAT important.

    EDIT: If Maths is not your cup of tea you're probably better off doing another course. I suggest Chemistry; you don't get to control gigantic machines but at least you still get to blow stuff up.
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    (Original post by awais590)
    if i changed economics to physics; how would that be?
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Biology
    History
    The ideal combination for chemical engineering would be maths, chemistry, physics and further maths. All are relevant; the first two are absolutely essential, physics is highly desirable (essential for such places as Cambridge) and FM is desirable. Like all engineering disciplines chemical engineering is highly mathematical and if you don't enjoy the subject or aren't much good at maths you really won't get on very well. You could describe it as maths with a pungent smell.

    Biology and history are completely irrelevant and will only hinder your application.
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    If you really don't like the idea of maths, engineering is definitely not for you. I'd consider looking for a different degree.
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    Maths is needed.
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    I would really suggest Maths, Further Maths, Probably Physics/Biology, Chemistry. I think it has a lot of maths, and physics would help. Surprisingly you don't need much Chemistry.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    The ideal combination for chemical engineering would be maths, chemistry, physics and further maths. All are relevant; the first two are absolutely essential, physics is highly desirable (essential for such places as Cambridge) and FM is desirable. Like all engineering disciplines chemical engineering is highly mathematical and if you don't enjoy the subject or aren't much good at maths you really won't get on very well. You could describe it as maths with a pungent smell.

    Biology and history are completely irrelevant and will only hinder your application.
    Thanks! really helpful advice. yeah, i'll probably end up taking maths instead of either history or biology. :yep: :p:
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    (Original post by Cytozone)
    Some Universities suggest:

    "A level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are essential. If available, Further Mathematics is also desirable."
    I agree. This is spot on, if your having difficulties with maths you should do physics instead of economics and hopefully u'd be able to take another degree route and do maths classes alongside your degree (but you will be expected to preform extremely well in these subjects!)
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    If you aren't intent on doing AL Maths, you should aim for a Chemistry (not Chemical Engineering) course. That way the maths part will be much less.

    From what I've read about the Chemistry course on Uni websites, they mostly require Chemistry and one other Science subject at A levels. So your subjects will fit in for that.
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    If you don't like maths then don't do engineering. Maths makes up 70% of the degree and then its mostly physics with a tiny bit of chemistry.
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    Chemical ENGINEERING...

    I'd do Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths.
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    (Original post by awais590)
    if i changed economics to physics; how would that be?
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Biology
    History

    obviously, i'm willing to put the work in; three subjects they i like, one that's not so bad (physics, but i can catch up during the summer beforehand) :p:


    yeah physics is a good option. To be very honest i think you should drop biology/history and trade it for maths because they are hardly going to be of much use to you later. I have a friend whose doing chem eng, from what he tells me you'll study alot of physics and maths, hardly any chemistry and considerable amount of economics.

    Have a look at the universities you wish to apply for what A'levels they need.
 
 
 
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