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

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
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.
Original post by kk15405
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


it is but somepeole chose to inflict pain on themselves and do futhur maths which is an additional a level

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