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    Hi, I am currently a maths student in my 2nd year of my BSc course, and I am doing well, I see myself graduating with a first, but I am interested in an automotive career and I think a masters degree in mechanical engineering (1 year course) with an automotive focus would be a good thing for me to do. Would I be able to do the course or would it be too hard for me given I have only studied maths?
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    (Original post by JamesT8)
    Hi, I am currently a maths student in my 2nd year of my BSc course, and I am doing well, I see myself graduating with a first, but I am interested in an automotive career and I think a masters degree in mechanical engineering (1 year course) with an automotive focus would be a good thing for me to do. Would I be able to do the course or would it be too hard for me given I have only studied maths?
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    If the university considers a Maths BSc to meet their entry requirements for an MechEng MSc then yes you can study it, and they will have considered that your Maths course is sufficient preparation.
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    (Original post by JamesT8)
    Hi, I am currently a maths student in my 2nd year of my BSc course, and I am doing well, I see myself graduating with a first, but I am interested in an automotive career and I think a masters degree in mechanical engineering (1 year course) with an automotive focus would be a good thing for me to do. Would I be able to do the course or would it be too hard for me given I have only studied maths?
    Yes, you'll likely get offers to study an MSc in mech eng with a BSc in maths. Of course, you should check the course entry requirements, but I am sure that there will be plenty that would accept your maths degree as an entry requirement.

    A bigger potential issue is the career. For engineering jobs, you will be competing against those who have a full undergrad background in engineering - and, more importantly, relevant experience of some form. It's certainly not impossible, though, I'm just advising on a potential issue.

    What is it you want to do in the automotive industry? What is it that attracts you to an engineering role?
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    Just to add, and it's for a different specialisation, but this highlights there can be "non-standard" routes into engineering.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_Agrawal

    Roma is now a *very* successful structural engineer: she started with BSc Physics and then studied MSc Structural Engineering, becoming chartered 6 years later.
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    Yes, you'll likely get offers to study an MSc in mech eng with a BSc in maths. Of course, you should check the course entry requirements, but I am sure that there will be plenty that would accept your maths degree as an entry requirement.

    A bigger potential issue is the career. For engineering jobs, you will be competing against those who have a full undergrad background in engineering - and, more importantly, relevant experience of some form. It's certainly not impossible, though, I'm just advising on a potential issue.

    What is it you want to do in the automotive industry? What is it that attracts you to an engineering role?
    Thanks for the response and yes that is a good point. I'm attracted to the engineering role mainly due to my interest in motorsport, I am fascinated by the designing and engineering behind the race cars, but this isn't just limited to race cars, road cars also interest me.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Just to add, and it's for a different specialisation, but this highlights there can be "non-standard" routes into engineering.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_Agrawal

    Roma is now a *very* successful structural engineer: she started with BSc Physics and then studied MSc Structural Engineering, becoming chartered 6 years later.
    Thanks for the help, very interesting!
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    (Original post by JamesT8)
    Thanks for the response and yes that is a good point. I'm attracted to the engineering role mainly due to my interest in motorsport, I am fascinated by the designing and engineering behind the race cars, but this isn't just limited to race cars, road cars also interest me.
    Something like this might be of interest then:
    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engine...odynamics.page

    Adrian Newey is an alumnus.
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    Something like this might be of interest then:
    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engine...odynamics.page

    Adrian Newey is an alumnus.
    Looks like an amazing course, and obviously I'm an admirer of Newey, thanks for the help, really appreciated!
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    (Original post by JamesT8)
    Thanks for the response and yes that is a good point. I'm attracted to the engineering role mainly due to my interest in motorsport, I am fascinated by the designing and engineering behind the race cars, but this isn't just limited to race cars, road cars also interest me.
    If you're interested in the actual engineering and design of automobiles that's a perfectly good reason to want to pursue a career in the field. I would recommend you try and obtain some kind of work experience so you can learn more about the field and which will help make you a more competitive applicant too.

    To revisit your original question, if you have studied maths then you are unlikely to find the maths in an engineering degree particularly difficult. There are other things you might find a bit more difficult - things that I wouldn't imagine a maths degree has: for example, a group design project, or engineering specific design software such as CAD. Although the MSc you choose might not necessarily have much in the way of this. But overall I wouldn't think you'd struggle academically if you put the work in.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    If you're interested in the actual engineering and design of automobiles that's a perfectly good reason to want to pursue a career in the field. I would recommend you try and obtain some kind of work experience so you can learn more about the field and which will help make you a more competitive applicant too.

    To revisit your original question, if you have studied maths then you are unlikely to find the maths in an engineering degree particularly difficult. There are other things you might find a bit more difficult - things that I wouldn't imagine a maths degree has: for example, a group design project, or engineering specific design software such as CAD. Although the MSc you choose might not necessarily have much in the way of this. But overall I wouldn't think you'd struggle academically if you put the work in.
    Thanks for the insight I will have to look into the areas I wouldn't have studied in maths
 
 
 
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