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    Guys, I wanna do civil engineering and i dont fancy doing physics at a ldvel, as I know i will mess it up and get a bad grade. Im doing Maths Economics and Chemistry. And the physics exam board is OCR. So guys, can i still get into a top university to do civil engineering degree without physics, and with the subjects i have chosen?
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    Guys, I wanna do civil engineering and i dont fancy doing physics at a ldvel, as I know i will mess it up and get a bad grade. Im doing Maths Economics and Chemistry. And the physics exam board is OCR. So guys, can i still get into a top university to do civil engineering degree without physics, and with the subjects i have chosen?
    You should take Physics. There are a few universities that do not require Physics but practically all of them strongly encourage you to take it. You want to be taking as much Physics and Maths as possible if you're thinking of going into engineering - if you're reluctant to do this, you should consider whether Engineering is the right degree.
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    Civil engineering is pretty much a form of applied physics, and the top universities won't see any reason to let you in without physics when virtually every other applicant has it. The top universities such as Cambridge and Imperial also expect you to take mechanics modules in maths (as many as you can possibly take) as maths mechanics modules actually instil some appreciation of the role of maths in physics*. Take Further Maths A Level too as it involves matrices, complex numbers and eigenvectors, all of which have applications in engineering.

    *The level of mathematics required in A Level physics has sadly declined over the past fifty years, deteriorating from requieing a C3/C4 level of understanding back then to only a GCSE standard now.
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    (Original post by joseph9299)
    Guys, I wanna do civil engineering and i dont fancy doing physics at a ldvel, as I know i will mess it up and get a bad grade. Im doing Maths Economics and Chemistry. And the physics exam board is OCR. So guys, can i still get into a top university to do civil engineering degree without physics, and with the subjects i have chosen?
    Possible, but not encouraged at all. If you really, really, really don't want to take it. Take FM instead of economics and make sure to do all the mechanics modules.
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    We can give you advice but you'd be better off checking the actual University websites. Just find the entry requirements on the websites of whichever Unis you fancy and it will tell you what subjects are required and preferred. Hope that helps
 
 
 
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