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    So civil engineering is a broad term that covers things such as architectural engineering, environmental engineering etc.

    I know that that is the general direction that I want to head into but haven't decided on specifics yet. I also know that maths and physics are probably two very good options to take so I'm going to do them, but I am unsure of what my third option should be.

    So my question is, what should my third a level be if I'm going to get a career in this area? If you can, please give several options, saying which specific type of engineering it would work best with. Eg geography with environmental? Would that work? I'm a bit stuck for ideas.

    Thank you in advanced for your help
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    (Original post by sophiemunchkin)
    So civil engineering is a broad term that covers things such as architectural engineering, environmental engineering etc.

    I know that that is the general direction that I want to head into but haven't decided on specifics yet. I also know that maths and physics are probably two very good options to take so I'm going to do them, but I am unsure of what my third option should be.

    So my question is, what should my third a level be if I'm going to get a career in this area? If you can, please give several options, saying which specific type of engineering it would work best with. Eg geography with environmental? Would that work? I'm a bit stuck for ideas.

    Thank you in advanced for your help
    It really depends say like if you wanted to do chemical engineering you would need maths chemistry and physics for civil engineering if you look and entry requirements of top universities they sometimes tell you what other a levels you should take that will be useful to get in a university for civil engineering,
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    Maths and Physics. Possibly Further Maths and soething that favours the tyep of engineer you want to be.

    Heres the advice from the Institute of Civil Engineers.

    https://www.ice.org.uk/careers-and-p...should-i-study
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    (Original post by sophiemunchkin)
    So civil engineering is a broad term that covers things such as architectural engineering, environmental engineering etc.

    I know that that is the general direction that I want to head into but haven't decided on specifics yet. I also know that maths and physics are probably two very good options to take so I'm going to do them, but I am unsure of what my third option should be.

    So my question is, what should my third a level be if I'm going to get a career in this area? If you can, please give several options, saying which specific type of engineering it would work best with. Eg geography with environmental? Would that work? I'm a bit stuck for ideas.

    Thank you in advanced for your help
    Further Maths might be an idea, though a lot of people prefer to take it as a 4th rather than a 3rd A-level.
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    (Original post by sophiemunchkin)
    So civil engineering is a broad term that covers things such as architectural engineering, environmental engineering etc.

    I know that that is the general direction that I want to head into but haven't decided on specifics yet. I also know that maths and physics are probably two very good options to take so I'm going to do them, but I am unsure of what my third option should be.

    So my question is, what should my third a level be if I'm going to get a career in this area? If you can, please give several options, saying which specific type of engineering it would work best with. Eg geography with environmental? Would that work? I'm a bit stuck for ideas.

    Thank you in advanced for your help
    Maths and Physics are obvious choices. Additionally, I'd recommend taking any design subjects that are available. Especially those that incorporate the use of computational software, you'll definitely find them useful for breaking into the design aspect of engineering, regardless of what type you end up choosing!

    Edit: as per below, chemistry is another great option.
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    maths, further maths, physics and any fourth subject. I recommend Chemistry, geography, design but anything else would suffice (best avoid 'soft' subjects and choose more facilitating subjects)
 
 
 
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