Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Right. Here is my dilemma.

    I'm going to university next year, i'm pretty sure i want to study either Physics, or Aerospace Engineering.

    I am far more interested in Physics, and would LOVE to learn more about the working of the universe - but it seems that hardly any really interesting jobs can come out (i would LOVE to work in formula one or the Space industry).

    The obvious choice then is to studying Aerospace engineering - however this seems less interesting and i've heard the work is non - stop (obviously Physics will also be extremely difficult, but when your more interested, things don't seem as difficult).


    Could anyone shed any light on the matter? (no pun intended)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Ok, rule number 1 (I'd have thought, and wiser people have said), study a subject you love. Much more likely to get a place ( especially from interview) if you can be passionate about the subject. And more likely to work hard, get good grades etc. All in all, more likely to get a good degree from a good uni. And you really don't want to have to slog through three or four years of a course you don't much like.

    Secondly, it's not as if physics is a despised or disparaged course. I have nothing against Media Studies, but it has its detractors. Physics is widely respected. You can probably find a course with a year in industry, if you're worried about employment prospects.

    Finally, you sound as if you find hicks fascinating in its own right. Maybe you'll want to continue in the field post graduation and if so you can make links to engineering then.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Go to some Open Days at Unis that are strong in both subjects (Bristol as one example) and look carefully at whats on offer, ask questions about the courses and talk to staff about the differences. There are Open Days at most Unis in June/July and in September - look carefully, ask lots of questions and you'll gt a feel for which subject appeals more.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I have the same dilemma. I love physics and astronomy but my parents keep telling me that most probably I will become a teacher, something which I don't want... Engineering seems very interesting, especially aerospace engineeering but many students say it's hard and difficult to get in as well.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by angelina.c)
    I have the same dilemma. I love physics and astronomy but my parents keep telling me that most probably I will become a teacher, something which I don't want... Engineering seems very interesting, especially aerospace engineeering but many students say it's hard and difficult to get in as well.
    Why do they say that? Particularly given that you don't want to be a teacher.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by angelina.c)
    I have the same dilemma. I love physics and astronomy but my parents keep telling me that most probably I will become a teacher, something which I don't want... Engineering seems very interesting, especially aerospace engineeering but many students say it's hard and difficult to get in as well.
    You can go into teaching with an engineering degree in something like maths or physics.
    My a level maths teacher did a chemical engineering degree for example .


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • 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.