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Old Jul 29th 2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Engineering Math or Engineering Physic?

Which is more interesting and beneficial among Engineering Math and Engineering Physic?
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 05:26 AM   #2
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Can you be more specific?
What is the purpose of your question?
What is your current level of education?
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by avantgardist View Post
Can you be more specific?
What is the purpose of your question?
What is your current level of education?
I have ended high school and I'm aiming to go university. I need help picking one of the degrees above as I like them both.
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 05:59 AM   #4
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I am not sure where you exactly live and where do you want to go to university but usually you either decide to study engineering (and there are different kinds of engineering) or you decide to go in Mathematics or physics.


Note that whatever kind of engineering you choose at the university, you will need to take basic classes in physics and basic classes in mathematics (and sometimes more advanced).

Different kinds of engineering: mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, genetic, etc...
I am not an engineer myself but it depends on what kind of work you would like to do in the future you will choose what kind.
I suggest that you speak to academic advisors in engineering.

I am a mathematician. If you have a passion to mathematics. I encourage you to at least start with a minor in mathematics whatever you do in Sciences/engineering.
Mathematics can be studied very purely. You study different theories. But also you can study applied mathematics and this field is growing very much. Mathematics is used in different fields of science. But not only science, Mathematics is used in business and even arts!
Interesting theories in mathematics: Real and Complex analysis, Differential equations, number theory, dynamical systems, differential geometry, etc..

If you choose physics then you will be studying advanced mechanics (which most probably you started by studying Newton's laws in high school). You will study about the theory of electromagnetism. You will study thermal physics, nuclear physics and as you advance in your degree you will look at quantum mechanics and theory of relativity. Note that once you reached an advanced level of physics there will be a lot of Mathematics that is involved.


I hope this helps
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 06:46 AM   #5
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Well, generally I haven't been so good in math. Well, on first class, I had serious troubles with it until I managed to learn it.
On Mature Exam, from 4 to 10 , I got 7.
Well, I read Engineering Math description and I saw that it has to do with Modern Math, Applied Math, Matrix Operations, Algorythm, Computacional softwares. The reason I liked it , it was because I thought it would bring me close to the informatic. :-)
On other hand, also I checked out Engineering Physich and I saw that included many specialisations , especially Space Physichs which I'm aiming to go for!
In my view, I think that Physich Engineering is more interesting than Math one.
I don't know about benefits at all. My living country is Albania.
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 07:13 AM   #6
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From what I understand you are probably talking about computer science (for engineering math) or possibly computer and communication engineering.


As for physics engineering you are probably talking about aerospace engineering.

My advise is to follow your passion.
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 07:41 AM   #7
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Aerospace Engineering I liked when I was a child, while Computer Sciences I started to like recently.
So, which am I supposed to follow?
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 08:02 AM   #8
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I am not supposed to tell you what to do. I can only give you an advise.

But based on what you said, both majors will require a minimum of physics and mathematics.

I suggest you apply for aerospace engineering and start the first year with general courses in physics and mathematics. You can also minor in computer science.

Throughout your second year you will get a feeling of what you prefer and what suits you better.
You will be taking courses for your major and you will take one or two courses in computer sciences.

By the end of the second year you will have a clearer idea what field is better for you and you will decide.
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Old Jul 29th 2013, 08:16 AM   #9
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I have 5300 points for university.
Engineering Physic requires 4400 to 5500 points, while Engineering Math requires 5168 to 6100 points.
From that , it seems that I have great chances on winning Physic degree.
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