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    Hello,

    I'm currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. I'm in my first year, second semester.
    So far, I am not enjoying the course because of its heavy physics involvement. Throughout my a levels, I pretty much only had motivation to practise maths and further maths and found it very fun and interesting. I was never bothered to practise physics. I don't like remembering things, I like to work things out instead.
    A levels - Maths:A, Further Maths: B, Physics: B.

    I am afraid, entering second year engineering, I will not be motivated to do any work as I am not enjoying the course.

    I was wondering whether it gets better and less physics involved?
    To quit now and enter maths? Which I already know is a different to a levels. How do I know if I would enjoy it?

    I would also say I much prefer to work by myself than in a team.

    Any thoughts guys? I look forward to hearing your responses.
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    (Original post by Resonxnce)
    Hello,

    I'm currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. I'm in my first year, second semester.
    So far, I am not enjoying the course because of its heavy physics involvement. Throughout my a levels, I pretty much only had motivation to practise maths and further maths and found it very fun and interesting. I was never bothered to practise physics. I don't like remembering things, I like to work things out instead.
    A levels - Maths:A, Further Maths: B, Physics: B.

    I am afraid, entering second year engineering, I will not be motivated to do any work as I am not enjoying the course.

    I was wondering whether it gets better and less physics involved?
    To quit now and enter maths? Which I already know is a different to a levels. How do I know if I would enjoy it?

    I would also say I much prefer to work by myself than in a team.

    Any thoughts guys? I look forward to hearing your responses.
    Have a look at the units (and amount of freedom of choice available) in second and third year. I n my maths degree at Bath, I found that first year was okay-good, second year sucked and third year looks good in terms of unit choices.
    As for whether you'll like maths.. look up some things like algebra/analysis, see some notes on t and look at university level questions and how they are solved and see if it's your thing, also if you decide to do maths look for a uni with nie choices, like if you can decide to do lots of stats, finance modules etc rather than algebra/analysis if you wish.

    Exeter has some lovely things on renewable energy, marine biology etc ( I think 😂) that maths students can study.
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    (Original post by Resonxnce)
    Any thoughts guys? I look forward to hearing your responses.
    Also, have a look at Bristol's Engineering Mathematics (MEng or BEng)
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...eng-eng-maths/

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    Exeter has some lovely things on renewable energy, marine biology etc ( I think 😂) that maths students can study.
    Indeed: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergradua...-bsc/#Overview
 
 
 
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