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- Engineering degree or Engineering/Science double degree?

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1
    urgent - Engineering degree or Engineering/Science double degree?

    the last day of change of preference week is today and i have to select my course for uni. (Melbourne uni, australia)

    im choosing either:

    4 year course Engineering (ill choose field later)

    or 5 year double course Engineering/Science

    my fav subjects are maths/physics.. and im not sure what kind of engineering i want to do yet..

    soo im not suree....would there be much point in doing SCI since engineering is sci maths based anyway?

    would it help me with jobs doing a science degree too?

    please me give some thoughts
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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2


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    The main question you need to ask yourself is what you want to do with your life.
  4. Dec 16, 2006 #3
    thats a hard question, and im not sure yet.
    so im trying to do something a. i enjoy, b. im good at.

    but it'll be good to hear from anyone who knows much about doing sci/eng

    or people who have an opnion..like you...

    ook I DONT KNOW
  5. Dec 16, 2006 #4


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    I agree with Russ, it's up to you to decide.

    I did Physics then switched to Nuclear Engineering. If I had to do it over, I'd probably do Physics/Nuclear Engineering with some advanced Math courses. :cool:
  6. Dec 16, 2006 #5


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    Clearly there's a lot of common ground between science and engineering courses, but in the "real world" there's a big difference between the two activities.

    Faced with something that doesn't work, the mindset of a scientist is to set up a long-term research project to find out why it doesn't work. On the other hand, the mindset of an engineer is to find out how to fix it, preferably by yesterday and at zero cost.

    That's slightly tongue-in-cheek of course - but only slightly.
  7. Dec 17, 2006 #6
    lol ok cool. im thinking about jus doin biomediical engineering now. though i cant see many jobs in it yet, it is a growing field yes?
  8. Dec 18, 2006 #7
    thanks guys u can delete this noww
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