Chemical Engineering: no physics A Level - career limitations?

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    Hi,

    So I know you can be accepted into Universities without A Level Physics for Chemical Engineering. However, my question is in terms of going into Chemical Engineering as a career, will someone who hasn't done Physics at A Level be at disadvantage to someone who was for a job related to Chemical Engineering? I.e. lower acceptance rate, the other person would be accepted due to more of a background in Physics.

    Or does it not matter, due to the relevant Physics being taught at the degree level, at the standards required for the job to the point where A Level Physics makes no difference?

    If that makes any sense.
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    Hi,

    So I know you can be accepted into Universities without A Level Physics for Chemical Engineering. However, my question is in terms of going into Chemical Engineering as a career, will someone who hasn't done Physics at A Level be at disadvantage to someone who was for a job related to Chemical Engineering? I.e. lower acceptance rate, the other person would be accepted due to more of a background in Physics.

    Or does it not matter, due to the relevant Physics being taught at the degree level, at the standards required for the job to the point where A Level Physics makes no difference?

    If that makes any sense.
    Your degree is more important for your career in ChemEng.

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    (Original post by johnny8345)
    Hi,

    So I know you can be accepted into Universities without A Level Physics for Chemical Engineering. However, my question is in terms of going into Chemical Engineering as a career, will someone who hasn't done Physics at A Level be at disadvantage to someone who was for a job related to Chemical Engineering? I.e. lower acceptance rate, the other person would be accepted due to more of a background in Physics.

    Or does it not matter, due to the relevant Physics being taught at the degree level, at the standards required for the job to the point where A Level Physics makes no difference?

    If that makes any sense.
    Makes absolutely no difference at all.
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    (Original post by johnny8345)
    Hi,

    So I know you can be accepted into Universities without A Level Physics for Chemical Engineering. However, my question is in terms of going into Chemical Engineering as a career, will someone who hasn't done Physics at A Level be at disadvantage to someone who was for a job related to Chemical Engineering? I.e. lower acceptance rate, the other person would be accepted due to more of a background in Physics.

    Or does it not matter, due to the relevant Physics being taught at the degree level, at the standards required for the job to the point where A Level Physics makes no difference?

    If that makes any sense.
    It will make absolutely no difference to your career prospects. Don't feel like you missed out by not doing it either, as your ChemEng course will inevitably cover similar ground to the physics A-Level.

    Just to give an overview you will still learn more about these topics missed from physics A-Level, if you're interested in doing some more reading: measurement theory, precision and error, mechanics, materials, particle physics and radiation, fields and thermal physics.
 
 
 
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