Product Design(DT) or Computer Science (a-level subject)

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Hello,

I want to study mechanical engineering (or possibly architectural technology/software engineer) at university in the future.(Preferably Oxbridge/bath or Imperial)
I'm definitely going to take Mathematics, Physics, and Furthermaths for my a-level.
And I've been thinking of if I should take Product Design(DT) or Computer Science for my 4th subject(currently taking computer science for GCSE-not product design).
I've heard that Product Design is time consuming but I thought it would be really fun designing products. I also thought product design might be helpful for my engineering courses in the future. And I also heard that computer science is more like memorising stuff and lots of programming(coursework) which I currently find really hard doing computer science for GCSEs.
What subject would be beneficial/good for me to take product design or computer science?(Based on the amount of work needed during a-level and for my future courses/career)

Thank you!
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(Original post by eunddang)
Hello,

I want to study mechanical engineering (or possibly architectural technology/software engineer) at university in the future.(Preferably Oxbridge/bath or Imperial)
I'm definitely going to take Mathematics, Physics, and Furthermaths for my a-level.
And I've been thinking of if I should take Product Design(DT) or Computer Science for my 4th subject(currently taking computer science for GCSE-not product design).
I've heard that Product Design is time consuming but I thought it would be really fun designing products. I also thought product design might be helpful for my engineering courses in the future. And I also heard that computer science is more like memorising stuff and lots of programming(coursework) which I currently find really hard doing computer science for GCSEs.
What subject would be beneficial/good for me to take product design or computer science?(Based on the amount of work needed during a-level and for my future courses/career)

Thank you!
Id recommend computer science. Neither computer science or DT is required for mechanical engineering however I would suppose computer science a level would be useful for a software engineering degree, although i may be wrong here. why are you even doing 4 a levels your three a level combo should be enough for all of those degrees, correct me if im wrong again
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(Original post by eunddang)
Hello,

I want to study mechanical engineering (or possibly architectural technology/software engineer) at university in the future.(Preferably Oxbridge/bath or Imperial)
I'm definitely going to take Mathematics, Physics, and Furthermaths for my a-level.
And I've been thinking of if I should take Product Design(DT) or Computer Science for my 4th subject(currently taking computer science for GCSE-not product design).
I've heard that Product Design is time consuming but I thought it would be really fun designing products. I also thought product design might be helpful for my engineering courses in the future. And I also heard that computer science is more like memorising stuff and lots of programming(coursework) which I currently find really hard doing computer science for GCSEs.
What subject would be beneficial/good for me to take product design or computer science?(Based on the amount of work needed during a-level and for my future courses/career)

Thank you!
DT is very useful because you'll learn about the design process. It is a preferred [not required] subject for some unis and fits better for Mech Eng.
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