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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aod, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    Right, there's this HUGE camel spider...

    okay, basically, i'm in the second year of my GCSE's, and doing okay.
    i took:
    English Lit
    English Lang
    Maths
    Religious Studies (mandatory)
    Triple Science
    ICT
    Resistant Materials (DT)
    History.

    i'm quite mechanically minded and don't really want to do an IT-type
    profession (too common).
    i really want to be something like a Mechanical Engineer. (proper one, not
    some car-mechanic jobbie)

    Anyway, the time of choosing my AS's is looming, and i was wondering what i
    should take?

    I'm set on taking Physics (love it)
    and thinking of probably doing maths too.

    the problem is, the college that i'm going to doesn't offer a straight DT AS/A
    course, the closes thing they do is Art and Design (out of the question)

    my other choices are Economics, Buisness studies, Photography, Further maths (no way) Art (that too) and History.

    what should i do? if i don't do a DT-type AS/A level, will i be stuffed in that respect?

    thanks for your help people :).
    Dan.
     
  2. Kell_ee001

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,387

    Location: Jesmond

    If the college doesn't do the course you want, can't you go to a college that does?
     
  3. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    its SO much more complicated if i do.
    the college i'm going to is part of the school i currently go to, and therefore i'm
    basically already offered a position. its a very good school, lovely facilities, but no DT course.

    which infuriates me, because they have more than enough equipment. they have a Lathe, and a Laser-cutter, and a mill, and...

    *sigh*
     
  4. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,646

    Location: Warwickshire

    I'm doing Mechanical Engineering currently at the University of Birmingham. For a degree in Mechanical Engineering, ideally you want Maths and Physics, and maybe Further Maths to give you a very good advantage. I did AS Maths plus Engineering VCE 12 Unit, so I've had a lot of workshop / engineering experience compared to some people I know.

    You are in no way stuffed by not doing a DT based subject, as you'll do a lot of maths + physics and general skills based stuff in your first year. The majority of people I know probably just did Maths, Physics + English / or another Science, and they're all doing fine. There isn't that much to do with DT style courses, and the vast majority of stuff you would need is either taught to you, or you go out and find it out yourself.

    Add me to MSN if you want to know more about Mech Eng, or wait for some more Mech Engers out there :)
     
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  5. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    thanks mate :)

    <edit> missed the [t]
     
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  6. DailyGeek

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 4,776

    Location: Arkham

    Kill it.... NOW!
     
  7. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    twas an attention grabber matey, although, glad you noticed it.
     
  8. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,662

    Location: Cornwall

    tbh you should of done TD too, thats a WELL good one to have!
     
  9. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    TD?
     
  10. Aod

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    bumpage (because this is important)