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    Hi guys!

    I'm looking at starting my degree in September of 2015 and the time to apply to universities will be soon (particularly as I'm looking into Oxbridge).
    I was wondering about the general opinions shared by students on Engineering degrees and how useful they are, compared to a straight Maths or Physics degree? Any response is welcome and useful for me, thanks.
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    Well, if you're looking to go into the arts or become a doctor, engineering is probably not very useful. If you plan to go into engineering, finance, economics, business or STEM in general, then it can be useful.

    Engineering is a very broad word though. There are a good dozen or so fields such as the mechanically related (mechanical, aerospace, automotive, etc), civil, chemical, nuclear, etc. There is some crossover between the like minded fields, but you should try to choose a subject which best represents your goals in the future. I believe Oxbridge tend to do "general" engineering degrees where you specialise in the final year, but plenty of places will offer the "pure" degree in one subject area.


    So it really depends on your goals. The maths elements and analytical skills are transferable to many other fields after graduating. It is quite broad in terms of the scope of employment. That said, people who did maths or physics should be able to get into engineering too. However, there is quite a lot of specialism at degree level - Someone studying maths would have no clue about material properties, using tools/CAD or generally the ins and outs of engineering, but they would have the mathematical capability to go into that area.
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    Engineering degrees are such a waste of time, you're better of doing physics or maths tbh they aren't even useful..

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    (Original post by ThemBigOakTrees)
    Hi guys!

    I'm looking at starting my degree in September of 2015 and the time to apply to universities will be soon (particularly as I'm looking into Oxbridge).
    I was wondering about the general opinions shared by students on Engineering degrees and how useful they are, compared to a straight Maths or Physics degree? Any response is welcome and useful for me, thanks.
    It's a lot more useful than maths and physics if you want to go into engineering, but if you don't, then it doesn't make a difference.
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    Engineering takes theory (maths, physics etc) and turns it into practical solutions.
 
 
 
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