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nick_the_big
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guys i wanted ur opinion about what from these 3 is the best to follow..

and please justify ur opinion
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Id go with Civil Engineering.. Possibly the one tht will produce the best income, with the least effort! But go with whichever one you prefer..!!
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I'd say computing....
The way technology is going, we need people who will be able to keep up with it and be able to maximise the potential of the technology by designing and producing new systems and software...

Hmm...yes...that's what I think!
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I would say in degree standards that a degree in Physics would be pretty good as you can easily go into Computing or Physics (not sure about Civil Engineering) with a Physics degree. As for the best career choice; it's all about personal preferences isn't it?
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Physics is the better degree to have, IMO.

And that's coming from a computer scientist.
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Best advice you'll get.

At the end of the day, it's your decision. What's best for you?
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look i prefer computing and physics instead of civil. Maybe because i dont know lots of things about the last one.

But i take seriously in mind the money that these 3 offer.

I believe physics has the least chances for a good career. what are the options after you have a physics degree? to become a teacher or to work to a factory?

On the other hand computing has many many places and options but i believe the money is not so good...

so i dont know. civil?? but.. if i dont like?

thanks for replying mates!
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out of all of those, civil engineering is the broadest one. i chose to study civil engineering because i have no clue about what i'm gonna do as a career. with a civil engineering degree, you could go into computing and everything else you can do with a physics degree (apart from research). it also builds up the most amount of soft skills (you're gonna be working in teams and doing presentations and stuff during your degree).
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(Original post by nick_the_big)
look i prefer computing and physics instead of civil. Maybe because i dont know lots of things about the last one.

But i take seriously in mind the money that these 3 offer.

I believe physics has the least chances for a good career. what are the options after you have a physics degree? to become a teacher or to work to a factory?

On the other hand computing has many many places and options but i believe the money is not so good...

so i dont know. civil?? but.. if i dont like?

thanks for replying mates!
Physics has many options in terms of research, or any sort of company that builds electronics, to be honest. The current employment market for physicists isn't that great - I know an Oxford physics student with a PhD who was without a job for some time. Then again, this could all change in the years you're at university
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Physics is one of those degrees that sounds so impressive it will get you into a lot of places. Civil Engineering and Computing are both geared to more specific careers, and they don't sound quite so impressive either. The "wow you've got a physics degree" factor can be very important when getting a job . . . even when an English degree would probably be more appropriate.
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if you have a civil engineering degree where can you work except from bulding buildings, roads and bridges?
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If you want to be an engineer, do engineering. If you want to work with computers, do computing. If you want to spend your life looking at stuff that doesn't work, do physics. If you want to get a generic graduate job, it doesn't matter.
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I work for a software development company - and we have more programmers who did Physics than who did Computer Science! Doing a Physics degree doesn't restrict you to doing Physics...
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in big countries like yours maybe.

in the tiny cyprus not

by the way for this reason and 213320840908 others im thinking to work abroad.


also something that i am not sure. . .

the job of civil engineering isnt replete?
all the countries are full of buildings , there arent lots of plain fields like the past..

EDIT:sorry im out of subject. .


also is it true that big companies take some postgraduates from the top universities after they've done their courses( for all sections)??
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(Original post by nick_the_big)
in big countries like yours maybe.

in the tiny cyprus not

by the way for this reason and 213320840908 others im thinking to work abroad.


also something that i am not sure. . .

the job of civil engineering isnt replete?
all the countries are full of buildings , there arent lots of plain fields like the past..

EDIT:sorry im out of subject. .


also is it true that big companies take some postgraduates from the top universities after they've done their courses( for all sections)??
lol. you clearly haven't researched civil engineering enough, oglum. civil engineers are also in energy resources, water treatment, bridges, tunnels, offshore platforms etc..
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maybe you are right.. .
something else.. i've been told that the jobs that involve energy are the ones that are going to rule the next years. e.g nuclear science..or also civil engineering with some specialisation in such things.
what do u think?
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Be warned that very few physics graduate go into pure physics, because there simply aren't the jobs to support them.

Both computing and engineering in general are fairly solid career choices that will give a steady income. But don't choose simply for the best job prospects; if you find the right subject for you you'll be able to find a job or create it and spend your life doing what you want. You only get one life (that we know of) so why spend it grinding away at a job you don't like while you still have the choice? It's not like you can count on another chance to fulfil your dreams.

I intend to study civil so am biased towards it, but I personally think civil engineering has great potential especially with the rapidly increasing population. At the moment housing, transport etc. is stretched to the limit and we are at best patching it up. In the near future will we have to undergo some rapid redevelopment, perhaps entirely changing the way we life or eventually spreading out to colonise other planets. For space, if there's one thing we are lacking up there, it's infrastructure; once you get out there you're on your own. Closer to home, given funding, a civil engineer could make a real difference to people lives in third world countries by setting up the basic resource systems that allow a civilisation to flourish and prosper. Any field is only going to be what you make of it, so don't go into any subject unless you could be happy doing it for the prime of your life.

If you can see some field you could make a difference in, or are inspired by something then go for it. Otherwise just settle for something that interests you. Do not let someone make the call for you.

What interests do you have?
Which subjects do you enjoy?

Something that might make a difference is to critically consider you own thoughts for a day or a week:
Do you subconsciously marvel at how some programs are beautifully crafted and efficient?
Do you ponder how it the universe all fits together, how it began, and what it is doing now?
Or perhaps you note the way the roads are able to carry endless streams of traffic without fail, the buildings, which tower proud against the sky and the way endless streams of resources and manpower traverse the world without the least difficulty.
You'll probably be surprised what you note as you go about your everyday life. Perhaps these things can give you some idea of what to aim for.
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