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Not sure what career in technology I want.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 #1
    I am starting grade 11 semester 2 and already in the first few days it's time to choose our grade 12 courses, so I have to decide what I want to go to university for to get my prerequisites down :eek:, and I haven't been able to see what chemistry and biology are like beyond what I learned in the grade 10 general science class. I was thinking about Eng Sci at UofT but I don't know if I can handle it and I've heard to many horror stories about that course's drop out rate and marks curving down. Can someone give some suggestions on what certain university programs will lead to as a career? I know I want to deal with technology but I have no clue what kind :S

    I like math and physics the most, what kind of jobs use these the most? But I haven't even studied chemistry much yet, I might like that too. Material engineering looks interesting, developing graphine, hydrophobic materials, sounds cool. I think I might also like to develop microchips at Intel or something, but I'm not extremely interesting in software design.

    Right now I think I want to take TrackOne at U of T.
    http://www.utoronto.ca/programs/undergraduate-programs.htm [Broken]

    What did you guys take in university and what jobs do you have now?

    My marks in semester 1 were:
    Physics- 90
    Math- 90
    English- 93
    ICS- 90

    I'm also interested in theoretical physics and research, but is there a limited pool of jobs for that?
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  3. Feb 8, 2012 #2
    Since you still have another year of high school left, take another math course and physics course since you're interested in Engineering. Usually the university that you go to will have you take the basic prerequisites for all Engineering majors for the first year. So you can easily change your focus in Engineering.

    Read up on the job descriptions of different engineering focuses, that will give you an idea of what you want to major.
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