Turn on thread page Beta

Engineering and IB DP Subject Combinations watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey all!

    I'm currently studying under the IB system which requires me to select 6 subjects that would determine my university course later. Here are my current combinations:

    HL:
    Math, Chemistry, Physics
    SL:
    Chinese B, English A, Business.

    However, I am thinking of changing one of my HL science (phys or chem) to SL and Chinese to HL so I can get a higher score for my DP (Probably i will be changing my physics since im less proficient at it).

    So my question is, will this affect me taking chemical engineering or mechanical engineering courses in the future? Am I still eligible for these engineering courses?

    Thank you!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    It could do, depends what university you would like to study at. I recommend you check the specific university / course requirements. I wouldn't drop Physics, since I'm pretty sure that'd be the most important subject of all for engineering - but I'm a humanities guy, so I'm not 100%
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    it sure is x.x but right now i have to spend alot of time in math and im not really comfortable in scoring for physics, so im afraid i have no time left to practice on my physics.

    Universities im looking forward to are like NUS, hong kong poly or even universities in Canada or Australia.

    by the way, i see some universities saying that a physics bridging module is required in the first year if a candidate goes for engineering courses with SL physics. Anyone have any idea if its going to be time-consuming or bad or something?
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    (Original post by patrick455)
    Hey all!

    I'm currently studying under the IB system which requires me to select 6 subjects that would determine my university course later. Here are my current combinations:

    HL:
    Math, Chemistry, Physics
    SL:
    Chinese B, English A, Business.

    However, I am thinking of changing one of my HL science (phys or chem) to SL and Chinese to HL so I can get a higher score for my DP (Probably i will be changing my physics since im less proficient at it).

    So my question is, will this affect me taking chemical engineering or mechanical engineering courses in the future? Am I still eligible for these engineering courses?

    Thank you!
    Depends on the university of course. At the higher unis, you'll need both chem and phys at HL for Chem Eng and for definitely phys for Mech Eng however I don't know how other univesities abroad see them. Surely you could just go on their website and check? That is where all the answers will be and if you are still unsure, then call them for a definite answer as we can only speculate here
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    oh...sadly i dont think i have much time i have to decide just within these few days and finalize it. Are higher DP scores more desirable or good combinations? xP

    sry i know it still depends on universities but im just asking for opinions xD
 
 
 

University open days

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Postgraduate Open Day Postgraduate
    Wed, 14 Nov '18
  • University of Chester
    Chester campuses Undergraduate
    Wed, 14 Nov '18
  • Anglia Ruskin University
    Ambitious, driven, developing your career & employability? Aspiring in your field, up-skilling after a career break? Then our Postgrad Open Evening is for you. Postgraduate
    Wed, 14 Nov '18
Poll
Should Banksy be put in prison?
Applying to university
Uni match

Your perfect course is here

Let our match making tool match you up with your ideal uni

Make your revision easier

Study Help rules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.