General Engineering With Economics?
Q: I have been lurking about this newsgroup for a few weeks now and have gained much useful information about university from it, and wish to thank various people for their helpful general advice. However, I would now kindly ask if you could help in deciding my future study. I am currently in Year 12, studying A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics. As things stand I am looking at predicted grades of AAAB (my further maths letting me down unfortunately). In terms of university, I had always wanted to do engineering and liked the idea of going to Imperial, but I am unsure of which disciplin. As far as I know, IC do not offer general engineering course, so now I am unsure as to whether I should apply. I have also resently discovered a strong interest in economics, which I feel will bring more balance to my academic studies. Here is where my initial dilema lies. Do I: a) Do a straight Engineering course and forget about economics. b) Find a course offering Engineering with Economics. c) Do a straight Economics Degree. As it stands, I am inclined to choose b), but this is my second problem. I want to apply to Cambridge and as far as I know they do not have an option for General Engineering with Economics. On the other hand, Oxford offer EEM (Engineering, Economics and Management), which sounds perfect, but my heart still lies with Cambridge. The other universities I have so far considered are: Durham Warwick Bath Bristol Nottingham I would greatly appreciate any addition thoughts or advice.
A: If you do a straight eng degree at Cambridge, there is still room to study economics, albeit at a rather noddy level. As you're studying it at A level I doubt there'll be much new. Look at the options in the 3rd and 4th years. Of course, you could always try doing a degree in Economics and Engineering by doing Part I in one and Part II in the other, but that'd be Part I Engineering and Part II Economics I suspect.
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