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I know that I want to study Engineering in University but I don't know which one yet. By knowing the fact that I love Aerospace the most I'm still unsure if it's the one for me. I've heard that Civil Engineering can offer several advantages, such as abundant job opportunities. I'm searching for a course that prioritizes math over physics, considering my stronger grades and knowledge in math. But in general I love Aerospace more than Civil. Considering this facts which would be a better choice for me?
Original post by Parisan
I know that I want to study Engineering in University but I don't know which one yet. By knowing the fact that I love Aerospace the most I'm still unsure if it's the one for me. I've heard that Civil Engineering can offer several advantages, such as abundant job opportunities. I'm searching for a course that prioritizes math over physics, considering my stronger grades and knowledge in math. But in general I love Aerospace more than Civil. Considering this facts which would be a better choice for me?

There is no difference between maths and physics when you get to university level engineering material. The physics is based on maths - you can't really do it without maths - and there isn't even really any "maths" as such anyway: it's deployed as part of the engineering material.
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Original post by Smack
There is no difference between maths and physics when you get to university level engineering material. The physics is based on maths - you can't really do it without maths - and there isn't even really any "maths" as such anyway: it's deployed as part of the engineering material.

Got it thanks
Original post by parisan
I know that I want to study Engineering in University but I don't know which one yet. By knowing the fact that I love Aerospace the most I'm still unsure if it's the one for me. I've heard that Civil Engineering can offer several advantages, such as abundant job opportunities. I'm searching for a course that prioritizes math over physics, considering my stronger grades and knowledge in math. But in general I love Aerospace more than Civil. Considering this facts which would be a better choice for me?

Mechanical engineering is the most versatile. A strong grade and resumé will get you an interview with any aerospace employer. You could choose optional aerospace related modules or do your chosen projects on aerospace related research.

I studied mechanical engineering and specialised more on medical and bio engineering. I work for a healthcare company now in engineering for skeletal reconstruction, robotic surgery, and other stuff.
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Original post by Chris2892
Mechanical engineering is the most versatile. A strong grade and resumé will get you an interview with any aerospace employer. You could choose optional aerospace related modules or do your chosen projects on aerospace related research.
I studied mechanical engineering and specialised more on medical and bio engineering. I work for a healthcare company now in engineering for skeletal reconstruction, robotic surgery, and other stuff.

Glad to hear that thanks
Original post by parisan
I know that I want to study Engineering in University but I don't know which one yet. By knowing the fact that I love Aerospace the most I'm still unsure if it's the one for me. I've heard that Civil Engineering can offer several advantages, such as abundant job opportunities. I'm searching for a course that prioritizes math over physics, considering my stronger grades and knowledge in math. But in general I love Aerospace more than Civil. Considering this facts which would be a better choice for me?

No engineering degree will prioritize maths over physics. Engineering is about applying physics however, the physics you see in an engineering degree will look much more like what you see in pure maths & further maths A-level.

But you cannot prioritize maths over physics, the maths is just a tool to understand & manage the physics.
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Original post by Parisan
I know that I want to study Engineering in University but I don't know which one yet. By knowing the fact that I love Aerospace the most I'm still unsure if it's the one for me. I've heard that Civil Engineering can offer several advantages, such as abundant job opportunities. I'm searching for a course that prioritizes math over physics, considering my stronger grades and knowledge in math. But in general I love Aerospace more than Civil. Considering this facts which would be a better choice for me?

Hey there ! 😁

It sounds like you're really passionate about aerospace engineering, which is awesome! If that's where your heart lies, pursuing it could lead to a fulfilling career doing what you love. While civil engineering does offer great job prospects, prioritising your passion and strengths is crucial , because this is something you'll be doing for decades to come .

Since you lean towards math over physics and have a strong interest in aerospace, it seems like aerospace engineering aligns better with your preferences and goals but be aware that you will still do a lot of physics in either course.

I would advise you to consider going to Open days at universities that offer both disciplines , this could provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision. Ultimately, following your passion tends to lead to greater satisfaction and success in the long run.
We have open days almost every month at DMU and attending our open day 2 years ago is what helped me make the decision to study my current degree , definitely try attending some .

Cece
Energy Engineering student
De Montfort University
Hey there,

Choosing a course can be difficult and lots of different aspects to compare. You want to choose a course that is suited to you - sounds like your heart lies with aerospace engineering.

While true that civil engineering has diverse job opportunities, any type of engineering can open doors for you, for example studying aerospace engineering will still give you the fundamentals of mechanical engineering should you choose pursue a different route later on.

In general, maths and physics will go hand in hand at a university level of engineering. The maths you will study will primarily be the mechanical maths you may have studied already to support the physics side rather than theoretical maths so I don't think there is any particular degree which has more maths than physics.

It could be good to look into certain universities you want to go to, if you had any in mind, and review what courses they may offer - there are so many disciplines out there and every university has its strengths in different ones so deciding where you want to go to may influence your specific course!

Good luck with your decision,

Sophie (uni of Bath)

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