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    Hi, I want to know what the mechanical engineering course at warwick is like. I have heard how lots of people do an engineering degree and don't even end up doing engineering and go into finance. Why is this? Also I did Maths for alevel and got an A but did not do Physics however I am considering to do a foundation course first and then get into the mech eng at warwick.
    So those who have done or doing this course... what are the career prospects or what are you interested in going into after your degree? How are the lecturers? Do you feel you are one step ahead with the research etc. Do people just get put off of engineering because it has too much maths and that's why they go into finance?
    I'm guessing it is all male dominated and hardly any girls?
    Do you think it is worth me doing the foundation year and the doing the meng at warwick?
    Any comments would be appreciated
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    (Original post by Bluebell1234)
    I have heard how lots of people do an engineering degree and don't even end up doing engineering and go into finance. Why is this? Also I did Maths for alevel and got an A but did not do Physics however I am considering to do a foundation course first and then get into the mech eng at warwick.
    So those who have done or doing this course... what are the career prospects or what are you interested in going into after your degree? How are the lecturers? Do you feel you are one step ahead with the research etc. Do people just get put off of engineering because it has too much maths and that's why they go into finance?
    I'm guessing it is all male dominated and hardly any girls?
    Do you think it is worth me doing the foundation year and the doing the meng at warwick?
    Any comments would be appreciated
    Because few people actually experience what engineering as a field is like before university, even during university it's a bit dubious but definitely closer. During that time people can develop other interests too, for example patent law and finance are somewhat natural options, or you might get the travel bug and go into TEFL, or through experiences at university find a home in teaching. I don't think there's anything in particular that causes people to go into other fields, just personal preference.That said, 60% of Warwick MEng MechEng grads go into engineering, science or technology professions, which is really good. If you have a look at some other universities and courses you will see the number in related professions is much, much less than this.

    I'm unsure about whether Warwick's course is male dominated but I'm going to guess probably. You would really need to go on an open day to know the truth though, it could well be 50/50 which I have seen in some courses.

    If you want to do engineering then yes it's worth it.
 
 
 
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