Poll: What A Levels are most useful for environmental engineering?
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I'mnotginger
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I'm starting Year 11 in September 2021 and so I'm starting to think about what A Level courses I would want to do once I'm at college. I have recently taken an interest in environmental engineering and so I will most likely study A Level Maths, Further Maths and either Chemistry, Physics or both. If I only take one science, I might do French or Sociology. If anyone has completed A Level Chemistry/Physics, pls reply to this and tell me if one is more useful than the other? Thanx
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Look up your course at universities and see which science they prefer. if they say both then honestly just choose what you are going to have the most fun doing. Ive seen too many people regret a levels because they only chose them because "they needed them" so do what you love.
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I think most environmental engineering programs are postgraduate MSc rather than undergrads, but check course websites as to if physics or chemistry is more requested.
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Nottingham - Maths and either chemistry or physics
Glasgow Caledonian - Maths or Physics

Or do a general civil engineering or environmental science degree and specialise at postgrad level.
More info - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ental-engineer
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Heya so did a quick check and when I looked up list of environmental engineering courses pretty much all were tied to civil engineering (which is pretty much the focus of these), is this what you are aiming towards or something else in mind? If civil engineering is part of what you are aiming for I've recently completed a degree for this, my A levels were maths, physics, geography and geology. For this physics is absolutely the better science though yeah have to ask again if civil engineering is what you had in mind (had seen a MEng environmental engineering course which looked like it was involved in chemical enginering so unsure if this is what you seek).
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(Original post by Vikingninja)
Heya so did a quick check and when I looked up list of environmental engineering courses pretty much all were tied to civil engineering (which is pretty much the focus of these), is this what you are aiming towards or something else in mind? If civil engineering is part of what you are aiming for I've recently completed a degree for this, my A levels were maths, physics, geography and geology. For this physics is absolutely the better science though yeah have to ask again if civil engineering is what you had in mind (had seen a MEng environmental engineering course which looked like it was involved in chemical enginering so unsure if this is what you seek).
Hiya, ty so much for researching that! I'm not exactly sure what I want to do as of yet, however, I am quite interested in sustainable energy. The syllabus for A Level Mathematics is partly mechanics tho and that is so highly intertwined with Physics that I'm not sure actually taking A Level Physics would be necessary :/
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