Originally Posted by lionel9
is further mathematics a compulsory subject to take up if i would like to further my studies in aircraft engineering field?pls reply asap.thanks
No it's not, but highly encouraged as everyone would generally tell you. If you have had a look at the simple mechanics done at the entry level of most engineering degrees (inclusive of those involving movements, like aircraft engineering), you'll see that a lot of the content will be applicable extensions of your theoretical knowledge in pre-university Further Mathematics/Higher Mathematics/Specialist Mathematics (depending on which pre-university you will or are taking) Assuming you did not do these tougher Maths subjects in your pre-university, you should be given a fair opportunity to catch up on it in your first year/semester, depending. The basis of almost every university degree is to have a revision/refreshment/introductory subjects to make some final adjustments to the foundation that will be used extensively later. It may or may not be enough time for you to absorb that much knowledge, because you yourself need to gauge your current basic Mathematics foundation. If it's close to flawless in comparison to your current peers, you should make it. If you feel sometimes left behind or sluggish, it's an indication you should take these tougher Maths subjects to save you some stressful moments in university first year. It's because the principals in Maths still apply : to be good at any level, you need practice
. However, what's the harm in taking it now if you know you will do it later ? Besides the probable unnecessary stress you may face, why not face it now then face it at a very crucial and/or inconvenient time such as first year in your undergraduate ? The point is that sooner or later you will see it if you are determined to do almost any form of engineering. The other reason why I would rather tell you it's compulsory to take rather than encourage is that it may be the pivoting point in life that will reassure you whether you are fit to be in engineering at all. If you see yourself struggling with these subjects (even till the end of your pre-university course), quite obvious that you are not that cut out for it right ? No point in trying to make your dream come true if there is a resolve but no practical means to achieve it. My lecturer always says anything can be hard to learn when it's new. I extend that philosophy : But if it never ever becomes easier or natural after learning thoroughly, don't try to live an impossible dream.