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Hi TSR, big up yourselves.

I have a firm offer for Chemical Engineering at Manchester (for AAA).
However, recently i've had a revelation and decided I really want to have some kind of enterprise in my life and career. Basically, I don't want to work for an employer 9-5 for the rest of my life. I want a high risk, high reward career, I want a diverse range of assets and I want to get the most out of life. Also, I know it sounds weird but I feel like i'm destined to live in California, USA. It would be a dream life for me coming from a working class conservative family in grey, dull Essex.

I came across computer science and found that with the tech industry still growing this would be a great degree for what I want to achieve in life. I feel like it would open me up to more career options than ChemEng. So I would appreciate it if you guys could give me your opinion on what would be better in terms of being financially and socially rewarding in the future, and possibly a job in Cali. Also, I have no idea what to expect from the mathematical side of Comp Sci, I know in engineering there's a lot of integration and differentiation which i'm okay with, but the Comp Sci maths looks like Hieroglyphs to me.


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Hi TSR, big up yourselves.

I have a firm offer for Chemical Engineering at Manchester (for AAA).
However, recently i've had a revelation and decided I really want to have some kind of enterprise in my life and career. Basically, I don't want to work for an employer 9-5 for the rest of my life. I want a high risk, high reward career, I want a diverse range of assets and I want to get the most out of life. Also, I know it sounds weird but I feel like i'm destined to live in California, USA. It would be a dream life for me coming from a working class conservative family in grey, dull Essex.

I came across computer science and found that with the tech industry still growing this would be a great degree for what I want to achieve in life. I feel like it would open me up to more career options than ChemEng. So I would appreciate it if you guys could give me your opinion on what would be better in terms of being financially and socially rewarding in the future, and possibly a job in Cali. Also, I have no idea what to expect from the mathematical side of Comp Sci, I know in engineering there's a lot of integration and differentiation which i'm okay with, but the Comp Sci maths looks like Hieroglyphs to me.


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Chemical engineering>Computer Science.
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Chemical engineering>Computer Science.
Nah, mate.
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Nah, mate.
Yes.I have a maths teacher who did chemical engineering at mitochondrial and is large already retired and we'll off in his 40s.He just teaches us a hobby and do,he is good at it.
But.robotics and artificial intelligence very good too.
To be honest,they are both great careers and any one will do.Just follow your heart.At leads you aren't doing any useless or pleb degrees.

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Hi TSR, big up yourselves.

I have a firm offer for Chemical Engineering at Manchester (for AAA).
However, recently i've had a revelation and decided I really want to have some kind of enterprise in my life and career. Basically, I don't want to work for an employer 9-5 for the rest of my life. I want a high risk, high reward career, I want a diverse range of assets and I want to get the most out of life. Also, I know it sounds weird but I feel like i'm destined to live in California, USA. It would be a dream life for me coming from a working class conservative family in grey, dull Essex.

I came across computer science and found that with the tech industry still growing this would be a great degree for what I want to achieve in life. I feel like it would open me up to more career options than ChemEng. So I would appreciate it if you guys could give me your opinion on what would be better in terms of being financially and socially rewarding in the future, and possibly a job in Cali. Also, I have no idea what to expect from the mathematical side of Comp Sci, I know in engineering there's a lot of integration and differentiation which i'm okay with, but the Comp Sci maths looks like Hieroglyphs to me.


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From what you say about career aspirations, it would be better to study computer science. It is a very fun degree, probably much more fun and interesting maths than you would get by studying chemical engineering.

The maths is mostly discrete, but is still very wide-ranging.
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Yes.I have a maths teacher who did chemical engineering at mitochondrial and is large already retired and we'll off in his 40s.He just teaches us a hobby and do,he is good at it.
But.robotics and artificial intelligence very good too.
To be honest,they are both great careers and any one will do.Just follow your heart.At leads you aren't doing any useless or pleb degrees.

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That's awesome. But, I also have a friend who just got offered $105k base + $30k bonus + $40k stock options (vesting over 3 years) for a Software Engineering job at Facebook. He studied Computer Science at Stanford.

So, I understand that Chem Eng leads to cushy oil and gas jobs (my dad had a chem eng degree and made a lot too) but the tech industry is and will continue to grow rapidly. There so much more scope to hit it big in an entrepreneurial and exciting industry - in comparison to a somewhat slow moving industry with not much competition.

Caveat emptor, they are both excellent degrees. Though I would suggest the OP take the Computer Science route as it aligns more with his goals.
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Hi TSR, big up yourselves.

I have a firm offer for Chemical Engineering at Manchester (for AAA).
However, recently i've had a revelation and decided I really want to have some kind of enterprise in my life and career. Basically, I don't want to work for an employer 9-5 for the rest of my life. I want a high risk, high reward career, I want a diverse range of assets and I want to get the most out of life. Also, I know it sounds weird but I feel like i'm destined to live in California, USA. It would be a dream life for me coming from a working class conservative family in grey, dull Essex.

I came across computer science and found that with the tech industry still growing this would be a great degree for what I want to achieve in life. I feel like it would open me up to more career options than ChemEng. So I would appreciate it if you guys could give me your opinion on what would be better in terms of being financially and socially rewarding in the future, and possibly a job in Cali. Also, I have no idea what to expect from the mathematical side of Comp Sci, I know in engineering there's a lot of integration and differentiation which i'm okay with, but the Comp Sci maths looks like Hieroglyphs to me.


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Hey mate. ChemEng has a phenomenal amount of opportunites, as does computer science. It's definitely a tricky one. If you're going to Cali I'd no doubt say computer science, but I don't want to say that there aren't opportunities for Chem that would give you the ideal career option. There definitely are.
Computer science ranges from Security to big data. Mathematics involved wouldn't be a problem for you if you could handle A level maths.

Computer science does open you up to alot of opportunities, but as far as I see it, if you specialise in one are of computer science, you'll be in that area for the rest of your career. For example, software, or web developers. There's technically an infinite amount to be learnt really and an infinite amount of practice can be put in to gain an infinite amount of ability in any aspect of computing. That's why I love computer science myself.

I may be slightly biased towards computer science, but I can also say that any engineering course, even if chemical would open up a huge range of careers. But if you're going to Cali or have this in mind, I wouldn't say it's the ideal degree to take out there. It's more of a...recreational environment than most other parts of the world. Personal view, hop it helped!
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