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How did you know which type of engineering was for you?

I really conflicted on what I want to do for engineering. I want to do mechanical but I also would like do aerospace and maybe computer science. But I’m not sure which one I want to do. I enjoy maths a lot so I know engineering i what I want to do but I’m not sure what type of engineering I would like to do/find fun and interesting. How did you know what you wanted to in uni and find it fun?
Original post by Rainyzack
I really conflicted on what I want to do for engineering. I want to do mechanical but I also would like do aerospace and maybe computer science. But I’m not sure which one I want to do. I enjoy maths a lot so I know engineering i what I want to do but I’m not sure what type of engineering I would like to do/find fun and interesting. How did you know what you wanted to in uni and find it fun?

Most people probably don't really know, and, to be honest, if you like maths, you'll like - or dislike - them all the same, as at university they all contain lots of maths. The material will be different in different disciplines (e.g. forces, circuits, etc.), but it'll still be very mathematical. If you want to find out more about the material covered in each discipline you can search, for example, YouTube.
Original post by Rainyzack
I really conflicted on what I want to do for engineering. I want to do mechanical but I also would like do aerospace and maybe computer science. But I’m not sure which one I want to do. I enjoy maths a lot so I know engineering i what I want to do but I’m not sure what type of engineering I would like to do/find fun and interesting. How did you know what you wanted to in uni and find it fun?


I've been studying mechanical engineering at a btech level for the past year and will be going to uni in 23 for aerospace engineering. the only way to know what one you'll like the most is to try it, many unis do the first 2 years of all the engineering degrees the same then only specialise after the 2nd year so its easy to change if you want.
I knew I wanted to do aerospace after I toured the unis and realised what i'd actually be doing in either degree, it helped that I already have been studying engineering but Its mostly just down to what you want to do with life. Send **** into space? Aerospace, Design big structures? Civil, anything else or still unsure? Mechanical.

Mechanical is arguably the most "general" or less speaclised area to study, so might want to start with that.

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