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    *if one is really good at maths for which he should opt for acconting or engineering
    *which is better if we see the career prospects
    *is accounting about maths or not
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    Engineering probably has more advanced maths than accounting. If you're not sure, I'd suggest engineering, as you can be an accountant (via a graduate scheme) with an engineering degree but not the other way around.
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    (Original post by boxface)
    Engineering probably has more advanced maths than accounting. If you're not sure, I'd suggest engineering, as you can be an accountant (via a graduate scheme) with an engineering degree but not the other way around.
    spot on
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    Thx alot
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    you are my saviour!
    this has been messing with my head for so long...
    next question...
    where would i be looking to go for the best mech/aero engineering course? id like to go to scotland but is edinburgh up there with the best?
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    Perhaps Imperial and Oxford or Cambridge are perhaps what some people might think of as the 'best' depending on their criteria.

    I suppose in Scotland maybe Edinburgh, St Andrews or maybe even Aberdeen?

    I'm not an Engineer though so someone more informed might have more helpful information.

    If you are very good at Maths then a Mathematics or Economics degree is pretty good too. A Mathematics degree is rarely going to hold you back from a job (well, you couldn't necessarily be most types of Engineer) but there would still be many career prospects open to you with salaries over and above Engineering.

    I work for the third largest global defence engineering company in the world and even here some of the senior Engineers are working on engineering projects and still only have Maths degrees. One in my office did Maths at Imperial.

    I know one of the others here went to Manchester University to do aerospace engineering, but that's just an example. Am positive there are many other good unis that do it too.
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    (Original post by tony_ron)
    Perhaps Imperial and Oxford or Cambridge are perhaps what some people might think of as the 'best' depending on their criteria.

    I suppose in Scotland maybe Edinburgh, St Andrews or maybe even Aberdeen?

    I'm not an Engineer though so someone more informed might have more helpful information.

    If you are very good at Maths then a Mathematics or Economics degree is pretty good too. A Mathematics degree is rarely going to hold you back from a job (well, you couldn't necessarily be most types of Engineer) but there would still be many career prospects open to you with salaries over and above Engineering.

    I work for the third largest global defence engineering company in the world and even here some of the senior Engineers are working on engineering projects and still only have Maths degrees. One in my office did Maths at Imperial.

    I know one of the others here went to Manchester University to do aerospace engineering, but that's just an example. Am positive there are many other good unis that do it too.
    Out of interest, how old are these senior engineers with maths degrees? I'd have thought it would be close to impossible to get any sort of engineering graduate job with a maths degree these days. It's the same with finance - not so long ago you could become a trader without having a degree at all, now a top degree is only step 1 in a long list.

    I also wouldn't say a maths degree opens up any more careers "with salaries over and above engineering" than an engineering degree does - you don't have to be an engineer.
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    (Original post by boxface)
    Out of interest, how old are these senior engineers with maths degrees? I'd have thought it would be close to impossible to get any sort of engineering graduate job with a maths degree these days. It's the same with finance - not so long ago you could become a trader without having a degree at all, now a top degree is only step 1 in a long list.

    I also wouldn't say a maths degree opens up any more careers "with salaries over and above engineering" than an engineering degree does - you don't have to be an engineer.
    Oh well no I very much agree. Perhaps it was put badly across, but what I meant was while engineering was highly paid it rarely gets to the level of high financiers or IBers. But at the same time there's nothing to stop an engineering graduate going into that I agree.

    As for being an Engineer with a Maths degree - age seems to vary within the company. This however is owing to the nature of the work. Defence engineering isn't straight engineering in the sense that erecting a bridge might be - it's things like using complex software and programs in unusual areas like fluid dynamics, all of which basically won't be taught in any degree, or at least not in a form which is applicable to the company. Therefore as a result any mathematically or scienfically able candidate has an equal chance of understanding the material, even though the capability they fall under is as an Engineer.

    However, I fully appreciate this may well not be the case for companies with deal with more mainstream forms of engineering. I only know this because I work in graduate recruitment for Engineering and so yeah, knowledge is limited to this type of industry.
 
 
 
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