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    At the minute im picking my alevel choices. Im quite set on doing maths physics and chemistry and i have to pick one more. Im torn between further maths and technology and design. Im expecting A's in both for GCSE.

    Im interested in engineering but not entirely sure on what course. Perhaps structural engineering with architecture, or civil, or maybe even mechanical.

    At the minute my favourite subject is technology and design, i love the hands on aspect and using the CAD programmes. I do also like further maths, but definitely not as much as technology. Ive heard however further maths can help you in Uni in engineering courses. In your opinion is it essential? I would pick further maths if it would greatly greatly help me but not if its not totally essential. Could i manage without doing further maths?
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    Further Maths is better.
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    (Original post by Doug1234)
    At the minute im picking my alevel choices. Im quite set on doing maths physics and chemistry and i have to pick one more. Im torn between further maths and technology and design. Im expecting A's in both for GCSE.

    Im interested in engineering but not entirely sure on what course. Perhaps structural engineering with architecture, or civil, or maybe even mechanical.

    At the minute my favourite subject is technology and design, i love the hands on aspect and using the CAD programmes. I do also like further maths, but definitely not as much as technology. Ive heard however further maths can help you in Uni in engineering courses. In your opinion is it essential? I would pick further maths if it would greatly greatly help me but not if its not totally essential. Could i manage without doing further maths?
    Further maths is more useful for completing the degree. CAD is probably more useful to your eventual job as an engineer, and some hands on experience is useful, too.

    However you will do CAD work during your degree, and you can also get proficient with it during your own time, too. So further maths is probably the better option.
 
 
 
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