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  1. Jan 14, 2013 #1
    I just found this site and thought I might be able to get some advice here. I apologize if there isn't much of a question here, I've just had this on my mind for a while and want some kind of input.
    I'm currently attending NSCC to get my math 12, physics 12, and english 12 credits. I had some issues in high school and didn't graduate.

    I'd like to go to university, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I've never really had trouble in any math or science classes, but I've always attributed that to attending bad schools.
    I think I'd like to go into something related to math or physics. I was considering straight Physics, Engineering Physics, or Aerospace Engineering. To do either of the engineering fields, I would have to move across Canada, and that makes me nervous because I'm worried about not liking the courses, or not being able to do them when I got there. After I'm finished with my current schooling I would still require pre-calc to get into anything though.

    I'm sure there are other things I could look into, but I don't really know where I'd like to end up after I'm done with it all. Friends and family haven't been any use, nor has the schools career councilor.
    I'm just looking for maybe some other possibilities, or information that might help me decide.
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  3. Jan 14, 2013 #2
    Why would you have to move accross the country? Are there no universities that teach engineering in Nova Scotia?
  4. Jan 14, 2013 #3
    None that do physics engineering or aerospace as far as I know.
  5. Jan 14, 2013 #4
    Well you could settle for mechanical engineering which is essentially a prerequisite to aerospace engineering. I want to study to become an automotive engineer but of the universities that I'm considering in western Canada, that discipline isn't available. So I'm doing mechanical engineering.

    I went to the University of Windsor's website and looked for automotive and aerospace engineering and they indeed offer both. But they are a part of the mechanical engineering degree and are 'options' of an honours degree and not a separate degree. I'm not sure if the US does it the same way or not.
  6. Jan 15, 2013 #5
    I'll look into that then, thanks.
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