hi, its been a long while since I have been active on this forum.
im looking at going back to uni, I dropped out of university 3 months into a building surveying course. I was studying at Liverpool John Moores. I absolutely loved my experience of living in Liverpool itself, but I was struggling to switch on with the course. I found it was mostly down to the subject. I do not know why to this day, as I had already done a HNC course (which was a broad subject on construction) and had worked along side a surveyor for a years work experience. Since then I moved back home and have worked at the family business as a mechanic/breakdown recovery. I wasnt sure when leaving uni if this was the right path for me, although I hugely enjoy the work Im unsure if this career is for me as its long hours non stop through the year as we are 24/7 breakdown. and as well I miss the university life , being independent. Obviously I could move out of the parents house (being 22 I think I should anyway haha) but it doesn't alter anything really. As I still live in cr*ppy rural wales, and im tied down to a job.
In the meantime ive gone and done a apprenticeship course with Bosch, which in the mechanics world is quite prestigious, as bosch make/design a lot of car parts and im now considering furthering my study and moving on from the dirty work of mechanics .
I am worried about quite a few things, (maybe there is no answer to these but ill feel relieved if someone from an engineering background would give their view)
my main concern is will I get in to university, I dont have much if any qualifications which are in an engineering type of subject. I think it will be easier if i list them
NAtional Diploma in construction MMM
HNC in Building Studies
I have a couple of CAD qualifications (which ill get to in a second)
And a Level 2 and 3 IMIAL light vehicle maintenance and repair
And obviously I got into uni in the past, ill hopefully be looking into going back to ljmu (which ive allready emailed but had no reply as of yet)
Maybe I am over thinking this but im unsure if my Qualifications are suited for engineering.
A worry for me is maths as I have not done any A level course on maths other than key skills. I cant remember what mark i got, but as I have read, on a lot of other threads that most people with time and effort can get their heads around maths in mechanical engineering.
A huge aspect that is pulling me back to uni is continuing to do CAD Ive done quite a bit on cad and have always enjoyed.
Id like to ask from your experiance what subject is bestsuited/has most CAD work, I was considering mechanical engineering (which appeals to me most)
Ive written all this and I cant see many questions or if anyone will be able to help me but I will post anyway and hopefully I will get some friendly answers back
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- 20-10-2015 00:25