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I want to specialise in engineering probably chemical engineering since my physics isnt extradionary but my maths is splendid. Which combinations as most ideal for chem. Engineering.

Math hl, chem hl, bio sl, econ sl

Eng B hl, Swahili A sl

Math hl, chem hl, phy sl, econ sl

Eng B hl, swa A sl......

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By the way, can i take something like mechanical engineering with phy sl, chem hl, math hl ?

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I feel like the second one's better (I'm not an expert, but I think physics will probably help you more with engineering than bio), not sure about your mechanical engineering question, but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to.

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I think you should go with the second one because depending on the university you're going to, you most likely need physics to get into engineering. For mechanical engineering, maybe physics HL is best, but I'm sure some unis will accept it at SL. 

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I would like to point out that I believe (not a hundred percent sure though) many universities require Physics HL for engineering, so you may have to check with whatever universities you want to apply to.

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My current subject choice is

Chem HL, physics HL, Math HL, eng Lang & lit SL, frnech ab, business and management.

I am interested in computer science, industrial design or cosmology. So is it ok if I take Design and Technology HL instead of Chem HL?

Do US univs accept it?

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I want to specialise in engineering probably chemical engineering since my physics isnt extradionary but my maths is splendid. Which combinations as most ideal for chem. Engineering.

Math hl, chem hl, bio sl, econ sl

Eng B hl, Swahili A sl

Math hl, chem hl, phy sl, econ sl

Eng B hl, swa A sl......

.....

By the way, can i take something like mechanical engineering with phy sl, chem hl, math hl ?

 

Hmm... That's a difficult choice to make. It really depends in which university you want to go. So, if you want to get into one of the top unis, I think you will need to do Maths HL, Physics HL and Chemistry HL. It is also important that you check with your university the exact requirements. Generally speaking, I would go for the second option if you are doubting taking those three HLs. 

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My current subject choice is

Chem HL, physics HL, Math HL, eng Lang & lit SL, frnech ab, business and management.

I am interested in computer science, industrial design or cosmology. So is it ok if I take Design and Technology HL instead of Chem HL?

Do US univs accept it?

 

Depends what you want to study... If you are planning on studying Computer Science at the university, you should do Computer Science and Maths HL in IB. However, it is better looking at each universities' requirements individually. Plus, if you want to study in the US, you will need to do SAT, I think.

 

Hope this helps!

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Thanks! My reason for not taking chemistry was that I feel I could not score very very good in it, plus my teacher is not that good.

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I would like to point out that I believe (not a hundred percent sure though) many universities require Physics HL for engineering, so you may have to check with whatever universities you want to apply to.

Even chemical engineering requires Phy hl?

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it really depends on the universities, where do you plan to apply?

and most unis having mechanical require physics but chemical engineering doesnt

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it really depends on the universities, where do you plan to apply?

and most unis having mechanical require physics but chemical engineering doesnt

This is false. Chemical engineering requires physics because we use so much of it. Fun fact, chemical engineering actually doesn't use chemistry all that much. It is MUCH more about the physics of chemical processes and using them to design useful processes and products.

Samuel, you are unlikely to be admitted to top engineering schools without physics. Take physics, preferably at HL.

Source: am fourth year chemical engineering student

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well gg

i stand corrected

 

but then why dont certain universities require physics as a prerequisite if they use physics so much in chemical

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well gg

i stand corrected

but then why dont certain universities require physics as a prerequisite if they use physics so much in chemical

I don't know where you're getting this information from. Every UK university I've seen requires it at the bare minimum SL, and almost always at HL. Canada requires physics at least at SL. In the US it's usually a prerequisite, and if not it's highly recommended to take it at least at SL.

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