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    Was wondering is it possible to do an engineering course without a level maths or physics. Looking through older posts from the forum it doesn't seem possible however looking at UCAS, some universities I'm looking at going to (not Russel group) do accept courses which are not maths or physics based. Is it possible? I dont think mechanical engineering would be because I've heard it is VERY heavily maths and physics based but what about civil?
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    What qualifications will you have? I suspect that any university that lets you in without Maths would not be very desirable.
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    I think some colleges do BTEC Engineering
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    civil is also maths and physics based unfortunately but there is a bio medical engineering course i think you only need chemistry and bio
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    (Original post by general123)
    Was wondering is it possible to do an engineering course without a level maths or physics. Looking through older posts from the forum it doesn't seem possible however looking at UCAS, some universities I'm looking at going to (not Russel group) do accept courses which are not maths or physics based. Is it possible? I dont think mechanical engineering would be because I've heard it is VERY heavily maths and physics based but what about civil?
    You could always do an engineering degree with an integrated foundation year, they are designed for people who want to do engineering but don't have the correct qualifications.
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    civil is also maths and physics based unfortunately but there is a bio medical engineering course i think you only need chemistry and bio
    UCL is different. They want Maths and Physics, no mention of Biology and Chemistry.
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    Is it possible? Yeah, there's loads of second rate universities that will let you in without A Level Maths/Physics even when they say that they need those as requirements. Just apply, give them a call on UCAS clearing day, and as long as you meet their tariff points, they'll let you in, cuz they'll happily take money from an incapable student in place of not having a student to extort at all.

    Is it a good idea? No way, Engineering is a tough degree to do, very theoretical, most of the time completely unrelated to what you'll be expected to do in a workplace setting. A lot of advanced physics is involved, mathematics is the language of advanced physics, so you definitely need a strong foundation in mathematics and physics (This means you do A Level Maths and Physics, or IB or PreU or something very similar to that, not BTEC Engineering). Doing a proper engineering course without A Level Physics is possible if you think you can pick it up quickly, but without A Level Maths, it's going to be torture to say the least, and a waste of your money to be frank.

    So if you're doing this to become an engineer, then you should re-evaluate your options and actually assess if you're capable of keeping up with such a career, if you think that engineering can happen without a good understanding of maths and physics.
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    (Original post by general123)
    Was wondering is it possible to do an engineering course without a level maths or physics. Looking through older posts from the forum it doesn't seem possible however looking at UCAS, some universities I'm looking at going to (not Russel group) do accept courses which are not maths or physics based. Is it possible? I dont think mechanical engineering would be because I've heard it is VERY heavily maths and physics based but what about civil?
    Have you looked into foundation courses? I'm not aware of any mechanical engineering degrees that will let you in without A-level maths or equivalent; however some will let you in without physics.

    If you are interested in civil engineering, I believe UCL does not require either maths or physics for entry:

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...ng-civil-beng/
 
 
 
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