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    honestly so confused. For my a-levels I took further maths, chemistry and physics - and that being said, I'm also quite good at art despite not taking it as an a-level. I was thinking of doing architecture because I could combine my artistic skills with maths and physics. In regards to not doing art, I've sort of compiled a bunch of drawings that I've done over the past years - so these could be put into a portfolio i guess? But I recently found out that not much maths or physics are involved (I do like those subjects and I don't want to put them to waste)

    I considered mechanical engineering because I'm very intrigued in designing airplanes (i didn't choose aerospace/aeronautical engineering because people have told me that it's far too specialised??) Here my artistic skills could come in handy along with combining the sciences. Now that being said i don't exactly know much about machines or vehicles (cars to be specific) and its parts (neither am I interested); and i feel like if one wants to go into mechanical engineering, one has to at least be interested in those things, but correct me if I'm wrong.

    Chemical engineering I decided because I do like chemistry and the other 2/3 subjects I chose for my a-levels are merged into the field as well. But people have discouraged me because there are too many chemical engineers nowadays?

    What should I choose?? Help??

    Apologies if i'm being unrealistic, but I'd like a major/career where there is a sort of 75:25 ratio between science and art
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    honestly so confused. For my a-levels I took further maths, chemistry and physics - and that being said, I'm also quite good at art despite not taking it as an a-level. I was thinking of doing architecture because I could combine my artistic skills with maths and physics. In regards to not doing art, I've sort of compiled a bunch of drawings that I've done over the past years - so these could be put into a portfolio i guess? But I recently found out that not much maths or physics are involved (I do like those subjects and I don't want to put them to waste)

    I considered mechanical engineering because I'm very intrigued in designing airplanes (i didn't choose aerospace/aeronautical engineering because people have told me that it's far too specialised??) Here my artistic skills could come in handy along with combining the sciences. Now that being said i don't exactly know much about machines or vehicles (cars to be specific) and its parts (neither am I interested); and i feel like if one wants to go into mechanical engineering, one has to at least be interested in those things, but correct me if I'm wrong.

    Chemical engineering I decided because I do like chemistry and the other 2/3 subjects I chose for my a-levels are merged into the field as well. But people have discouraged me because there are too many chemical engineers nowadays?

    What should I choose?? Help??

    Apologies if i'm being unrealistic, but I'd like a major/career where there is a sort of 75:25 ratio between science and art
    Sounds like you should also research Engineering Design or Product Design degrees.

    Or Architectural Engineering...
    eg https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/civil/ug/courses/hk2d



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    Aerospace/aeronautical is the opposite of specialised, you'd definitely do both mechanical and materials engineering and you'll probably also do electronics and systems.

    I wouldn't say there's too many chemical engineers, at least in comparison to the other engineering disciplines, but it's also less artistic than say mechanical where you'd have the CAD element.

    What about Civil or Structural engineering?
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    (Original post by eftio.gea)
    I considered mechanical engineering because I'm very intrigued in designing airplanes (i didn't choose aerospace/aeronautical engineering because people have told me that it's far too specialised??) Here my artistic skills could come in handy along with combining the sciences. Now that being said i don't exactly know much about machines or vehicles (cars to be specific) and its parts (neither am I interested); and i feel like if one wants to go into mechanical engineering, one has to at least be interested in those things, but correct me if I'm wrong.

    Chemical engineering I decided because I do like chemistry and the other 2/3 subjects I chose for my a-levels are merged into the field as well. But people have discouraged me because there are too many chemical engineers nowadays?
    Hey there!

    As has already been said, something structural or civil related can be useful if you are interested in architecture. Here at Glasgow we offer Civil Engineering with Architecture, I have friends who take the course and it's effectively three quarters engineering to one quarter art. The course is run partly through the Art school, so looking into a course like that may be helpful.

    In terms of Aeronautical/Aerospace, again as has already been said, it's not specialized at all. It all depends about what you are wanting to get into. Aero has a lot of fluids and flow content, and as such there is a lot of design aspects. There is plenty of overlapping between Aero and other disciplines, particularly Mechanical. I, myself, do Aeronautical Engineering and have designed and modeled aircraft, aircraft parts, car sections, engines, etc.

    There will be a design section in most courses, if you really want to go into design then think about exactly what subject. For aircraft, much of the design goes into the wings or the aerofoil shape since you care about the aerodynamic capabilities the most.

    Hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions!

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