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I’m starting University September 2019 and I have applied for a Biological Sciences course. However recently I have discovered Biomedical Engineering and I feel that this is something I would prefer to study.

I am predicted grades: A, B, C
My subjects are: Biology, Psychology and Politics

I called the University admissions and they stated that it would be relatively easy for me to change from one to the other. And explained that I need a B in Biology. But on the website it states I need A level Maths at a C🤕If anyone has any advice I’d be very happy to hear from you💕
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(Original post by Tanya.Mary)
I’m starting University September 2019 and I have applied for a Biological Sciences course. However recently I have discovered Biomedical Engineering and I feel that this is something I would prefer to study.

I am predicted grades: A, B, C
My subjects are: Biology, Psychology and Politics

I called the University admissions and they stated that it would be relatively easy for me to change from one to the other. And explained that I need a B in Biology. But on the website it states I need A level Maths at a C🤕If anyone has any advice I’d be very happy to hear from you💕
For engineering you'd usually need maths to A-level or equivalent - engineering degrees are quite maths heavy so you need to be comfortable working with mathematical concepts like you'd cover during A-levels. It may be the case that the university you have applied to is an exception, though. If you want to switch and they are going to let you in without maths, I would take it.
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Oh okay. Thank you x

I think it might be smarter then to try for a foundation course. I’m okay with Maths but not to an A level standard




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For engineering you'd usually need maths to A-level or equivalent - engineering degrees are quite maths heavy so you need to be comfortable working with mathematical concepts like you'd cover during A-levels. It may be the case that the university you have applied to is an exception, though. If you want to switch and they are going to let you in without maths, I would take it.
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Oh okay. Thank you x

I think it might be smarter then to try for a foundation course. I’m okay with Maths but not to an A level standard
If you can get in without A-level maths I wouldn't do a foundation year.
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(Original post by Tanya.Mary)
I’m starting University September 2019 and I have applied for a Biological Sciences course. However recently I have discovered Biomedical Engineering and I feel that this is something I would prefer to study.

I am predicted grades: A, B, C
My subjects are: Biology, Psychology and Politics

I called the University admissions and they stated that it would be relatively easy for me to change from one to the other. And explained that I need a B in Biology. But on the website it states I need A level Maths at a C🤕If anyone has any advice I’d be very happy to hear from you💕
Foundation course, is probably a good idea, physics & maths are kind of the building blocks of engineering.

Biomedical Engineering whilst it might be a little bit different to mechanical, i imagine the foundations will be similar and Im guessing modules around design, materials, solid mechanics will still be in a Bio-engineering degree.
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That’s true. I’ll hopefully not have to go through clearing to get a foundation course. But thank you💕
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Ya I'm doing a foundation year for biomedical engineering and I'd definitely recommend it. Personally it helped me a lot especially because I haven't done a level physics and I really would've struggle if I just went into first year. Also it teaches a level maths which will help u a lot as u haven't done it. I remember being slightly nervous about doing a foundation year as well aside from physics and maths u learn a lot about uni life and expectations interms of exams and assignments things like Harvard reference ur first year will b a cruise. Feel free to ask if u have any questions
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Ya I'm doing a foundation year for biomedical engineering and I'd definitely recommend it. Personally it helped me a lot especially because I haven't done a level physics and I really would've struggle if I just went into first year. Also it teaches a level maths which will help u a lot as u haven't done it. I remember being slightly nervous about doing a foundation year as well aside from physics and maths u learn a lot about uni life and expectations interms of exams and assignments things like Harvard reference ur first year will b a cruise. Feel free to ask if u have any questions
good ol harvard referencing, i've always preferred IEEE or Vancouver i think it looks much sharper in reports, top tip use bibTex for referencing takes a little bit of time to get your head around and you have use latex as a document compiler but it makes reports & references looks perfect.
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I've firmed to study Bioengineering at Sheffield (with a foundation year) ABB - which you only need one science subject for. Give them a call and see what they say, Loughborough also offers foundation years, I got an offer for BBB - which is definitely within your reach
I'm taking Biology, physics and geography and the foundation year at Sheffield covers maths, physics and a little chemistry I think. Foundation year sounds like a good option for you due to lack of maths, as it was for me.
(Original post by Tanya.Mary)
I’m starting University September 2019 and I have applied for a Biological Sciences course. However recently I have discovered Biomedical Engineering and I feel that this is something I would prefer to study.

I am predicted grades: A, B, C
My subjects are: Biology, Psychology and Politics

I called the University admissions and they stated that it would be relatively easy for me to change from one to the other. And explained that I need a B in Biology. But on the website it states I need A level Maths at a C🤕If anyone has any advice I’d be very happy to hear from you💕
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What uni are you at? I'm starting my foundation year in September at Sheffield (hopefully) for bioengineering
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Ya I'm doing a foundation year for biomedical engineering and I'd definitely recommend it. Personally it helped me a lot especially because I haven't done a level physics and I really would've struggle if I just went into first year. Also it teaches a level maths which will help u a lot as u haven't done it. I remember being slightly nervous about doing a foundation year as well aside from physics and maths u learn a lot about uni life and expectations interms of exams and assignments things like Harvard reference ur first year will b a cruise. Feel free to ask if u have any questions
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City university just had my last exam today. I thoroughly enjoyed it. When I was starting I was kinda nervous about what pppl would think of me doing a foundation year but I found that none real cares
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What uni are you at? I'm starting my foundation year in September at Sheffield (hopefully) for bioengineering
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