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I'm looking at going into Engineering, but I don't know what type of Engineering I want to go into.

Unfortunately, I now have to choose my A-Level Subjects which will be:
Maths
Physics
Computing or DT (Resistant Materials)
Music

The problem is that I've been told that I can't do both Computing and DT (Resistant Materials) because of timetabling, so I have to pick one.

Which subject do you think would be more helpful for an Engineering course.
The big problem is that I don't know what field of Engineering I want to go into, because if I was doing something like computer engineering, Computing would probably be better, but if I was to do Mechanical Engineering, DT would probably be better.
Which subject do you think would generally be more beneficial, DT (Resistant Materials) or Computing?

Thanks.
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My guess would be

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Chemistry
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Maths, Further maths, Physics, Other (preferably a science)
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dt is better than computing.
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I would take music out straight away.
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Hasn't anyone actually read the OP's post?! It's between DT and Computing.

I think DT would be more useful/relevant than Computing but I'm not sure.
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I would take music out straight away.
Well, I certainly wouldn't.
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DT. I would say atleast... more relevent.

Music! Good for you
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Well, I certainly wouldn't.
So you think Music is going to be useful in a Engineering degree?
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TBH all he really needs is maths and physics, where FM would help. I did physics maths and Dt and had no problem getting offers from good Unis.
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My A-levels!

Computing would be more appropriate than DT. You should contact admissions people that know what they're talking about though.
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computing

the stuff in the DT course you will probably learn anyway, while the computing should build on your maths and logic skills (and could be harder to learn at a later stage)
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So you think Music is going to be useful in a Engineering degree?
No, I don't, but that's irrelevant. I intend to do a Maths degree, and I'm doing Chemistry and Music A-levels. Will they help me with a Maths degree? No. Is it worth me doing them? Yes, because I'll enjoy them and (hopefully) succeed in them.

EDIT: *******s, I misspelt "degree".
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No, I don't, but that's irrelevant. I intend to do a Maths degree, and I'm doing Chemistry and Music A-levels. Will they help me with a Maths degee? No. Is it worth me doing them? Yes, because I'll enjoy them and (hopefully) succeed in them.
Lovely response. People need to stop being so serious!
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Is it worth me doing them? Yes, because I'll enjoy them and (hopefully) succeed in them.
Agree. For engineering as long as you've got maths and physics, go for the subject that you'll enjoy cuz your more likely so suceed in them. If you think you've got it in you, then maybe do further maths.

@ the OP: I did computing and D.T. I would say that computing has come in more useful so far, but do what you think you'll do best in.
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To be honest, computing would be more help than DT but not by much.
DT doesnt have much 'engineering' in it but computing has programming which is a major part of EEengineering
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just do physics, math and AS further math + another subject of your choice (music?)...
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Computing will be helpful. As a Civil Engineer, we have had two module based on computing in two years.
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My guess would be

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Chemistry
This is what I did, but what seems to be crucial is the Maths, F Maths + Physics combination + 1 other subject ie electronics/chemistry/biology/computing or whatever relavant to your specialisation!
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DT, i did it and my teacher (an engineer) said that it was basically the same stuff as you do at uni - also on the cambridge website they say that Maths, F Maths, Physics and either DT or Chem is best.

Might be worth replacing music with F Maths if you can handle it.
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