Mechanical engineering or Computer science?Watch
I can’t decide between these two subjects
I have these two careers in mind: Aerospace Engineer or a software engineer.
I feel like I would enjoy the content and what you learn in engineering because I love math and would like to apply science and maths to the real world.
However I don’t know if il like the practical work in engineering and I won’t like doing lab reports.
Now with coding I have an interest in this, after learning how to code using YouTube vids.
I have learnt different programming languages like C, java and other ones like html and css.
How can I have a rough idea if il enjoy CS because there is more to that than coding.
Can someone help me how to decide between these two subjects?
For software eng stuff maybe learn more about data structures and algorithms.
An engineer would find it relevatively easy to land in a software job but the reverse is probably much harder.
But yeah I also don't look forward to the lab reports. You could always go for something like engineering mathematics, electronic & information engineering or computer engineering which will give you best of both worlds. There is some design engineering courses or general engineering courses that have a heavy focus on robotics and algorithms. It's really down to the specific modules.
What course are you studying or planning to study?
Can you elaborate on what you mean by “Avoiding making the hard choices for now" 😂
If I pick computer science it's a bit harder to do engineering stuff, the closest would be robotics that some courses have and all the top uni's needed further maths a level for computer science whereas it was only a recommendation for general engineering.
For reference I do Maths, Physics, Chemistry (shouldve done further maths) and Computer Science (as a private candidate) . I applied for general engineering at Cambridge Warwick and King's and Birmingham then Design Engineering at imperial.
How do I know which one I will enjoy more?