• Question: how old were you when you decided you wanted to go into engineering

    Asked by Ross9 to Shruti, Mark, Faranak, Douglas, Charlene, Alistair on 4 Mar 2019. This question was also asked by Rilsy, 926mgrq45.
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      Shruti Turner answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      I properly decided when I was about 13, though I always enjoyed the school subjects that are useful for engineering (maths, science, design technology). I went through a lot of different ideas before then (including archaeologist and doctor!) It wasn’t for a while after that until I decided what type of engineer I wanted to do, I even did one degree (Aeronautics and Astronautics) and then changed my mind to Biomedical Engineering! I was 20 when I made that decision.

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      Faranak Bahrami answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      when I was in high school, about 15. But I wasn’t 100% sure what type of engineering I wanted. I also did think about becoming a lawyer, but then I realised it’s not really for me, I don’t like memorising stuff, and there are loads of things to memorise for a law degree 🙂

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      Mark Bentley answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      Well I was going to be a dentist….but left school at 17 and got an apprenticeship, all my friends went to university.

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      Alistair McConnell answered on 4 Mar 2019:

      I always had the job of engineer in my mind ever since I can remember. Not exactly what kind of engineer but I just knew I liked to take things apart and figure out how to put them back together either to fix them or out of curiosity. At various ages, I changed my mind to what kind of engineer I wanted to be and where I wanted to work.