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What to take at college to be an engineer?

  1. Mar 8, 2009 #1
    My mind is set on being an aeronautical engineer. I have 2 routes I can take at college. Either doing A Levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics or to take a BTEC National Diploma in Engineering. I would like to study Engineering at University so I was wondering what is best. I am leaning towards the A Levels as I think Aeronautical Engineering involves a lot of Maths. What do you think is the best option? and does anyone know what the BTEC involves?

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
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  3. Mar 8, 2009 #2


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    I would advise you to definitely take A levels, since they're more transferrable. To become an engineer, you need strong maths and physics skills before you start specialising. Taking A levels will help you hone these skills before specialising in Engineering at university.
  4. Mar 8, 2009 #3
    Definitely take A-levels man.

    Most decent Uni's wouldn't even look at you unless you got 3 D's and had an awesome personal statement and reference.
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