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« on: 15/11/2005 22:42:06 »
right so im about to go to uni, im currently doing a foundation in engineering, which by the end will be quivelent to an a-level in maths and physics, i also got lots of other a-levls, so i choice of where to go is not really limited.

i just need some advice on what to do: i was thinking about going to reading to study robotics, as you learn a broad range of stuff, so there a variety of things i could do after. heres link http://www.rdg.ac.uk/ug/courses/1066.html [nofollow]

but now im not sure what about this at sussex: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/engineering/H3002U-2003.html [nofollow]


im reall creative and inventive, always coming up with ingenious ideas, so i geuss my aim is to start up my own buisness with a amazing product ive inventd, get loaded and have a huge empire, what do you guys recon is the best path

what should i do im soooo confused.


 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #1 on: 16/11/2005 01:01:44 »
Robotics & artificial intelligence. You get computing, engineering & psychology all wrapped up in 1 totally unmanageable & unfathomable packet! :D
 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2005 13:49:32 »
well, im good at design and i enjoy that, but i want to do somehting that requires a bit more brain power
 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #3 on: 16/11/2005 14:17:04 »
You mean like spelling "something" correctly? :D
 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #4 on: 16/11/2005 19:03:23 »
Dual degree in electrical and mehcanical engineering with a minor in computer science.  There will be very little you cannot build if your aim is to get rich on an invention.  I'd follow this up with a MBA for a graduate degree as all the booksmarts in the world will not keep you from getting ripped off or floundering trying to market your product.  



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Re: degree choice
« Reply #5 on: 16/11/2005 21:12:10 »
Here's something I came across a while ago - designed to help people decide on degree choices, I imagine:

- The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why does it work?"

- The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"

- The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, "How much will it cost?"

- The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"


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Re: degree choice
« Reply #6 on: 16/11/2005 23:14:55 »
hmmm you raise some interisting points there, but i think the robotics has way to much maths and computing....screw that
 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #7 on: 17/11/2005 01:07:01 »
Without a solid background in mathematics and good understanding of programming, your hopes of inventing anything useful are practically nil.  Just so you know.  

I'm curious why you say you want something that requires "brain power" but are hesitant to study math or programming.  



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Re: degree choice
« Reply #8 on: 18/11/2005 16:24:46 »
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The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?"


I think you can add Media Studies to that [:o)]
 

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Re: degree choice
« Reply #9 on: 18/11/2005 16:33:06 »
I'm sure I read/heard somewhere recently that there are more people currently studying media studies at british universities than there are people currently employed in the british media.

(I hope that, when they graduate, McDonalds has enough vacancies to keep them off the streets!)


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Re: degree choice
« Reply #10 on: 18/11/2005 20:44:30 »
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I'm sure I read/heard somewhere recently that there are more people currently studying media studies at british universities than there are people currently employed in the british media


That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. (I wonder if I could get a massive government grant to research the motives of Media Studies students)
 

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