• Question: Did you have to do a GCSE in math to become an engineer

    Asked by scrivensy to Shruti, Mark, Faranak, Douglas, Charlene, Alistair on 4 Mar 2019.
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      Faranak Bahrami answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      Before University I was in Iran, but I got my high school diploma in mathematics and physics discipline. I think it is very important to have a background in order to an engineering degree, and for most of the universities might be a requirement as well.

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      Shruti Turner answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      If you’re studying in a UK school, I think that Maths GCSE (or equivalent) is compulsory for all students. For engineers though, particularly if you want to go down the university route, Maths A level is either compulsory or very beneficial.

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      Mark Bentley answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      Maths is very important.

      But don’t worry I only got a C and it’s never stopped me….I have had to put in extra effort latter on though.

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      Alistair McConnell answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      Maths is essential for any type of engineering so yes GCSE in it is required.

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      Charlene Chung answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      It’s very useful to have a math GCSE for becoming an engineer as it’s very important, but I know people who struggled with maths at that level and at A level, and it just made them that more deterimined to get some extra help and put in more time to struggle less.