• Question: would any other areas of science exsept phisics be good to take for a carrer down the path of road enginenering

    Asked by 868cars33 to Simon, Rich, Peter, Melanie, Holly, Graham, Ele, Andy on 24 Jan 2018.
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      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 24 Jan 2018:

      Some kind of maths or science is very helpful but it doesn’t have to be physics.

      Road engineering will require knowledge of how things deal with weight and how materials behave over a long time, so you will need to study some Mechanics, which is the maths of how physical objects behave. But I didn’t study Physics at A level at all, and during my degree I got taught Mechanics as a separate topic. I had learned enough “science thinking” doing Maths and Chemistry, so it wasn’t a problem not doing Physics.