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    Hey 2017ers! What's everyone's plans for uni/degree next year??
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    Just curious, what's everyone's plans for uni/degree next year??
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    Mechanical/ Petroleum engineering at UNSW ultimately, if all goes well

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    Commerce/computer science at UNSW if I didn't stuff up my HSC ^^)
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    Commerce/Law at UNSW, if LAT wasn't successful enough, then Commerce/Maths (which is most realistic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichila101 View Post
    Mechanical/ Petroleum engineering at UNSW ultimately, if all goes well
    Just curious, why petroleum engineering?


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    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    Just curious, why petroleum engineering?


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    Mainly cause there is an apparent good pay that comes with it which probably happens when there is really high demand for petroleum but also because I have a general interest in studying about petroleum based off of HSC chemistry. I would've chosen Mechanical/Civil or Mechanical/Mining however I couldn't find those degrees as options on the UNSW site. I'm also pretty sure its a lot more hands on work compared to the other engineering disciplines which is something I also like
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    Hopefully Actuarial Studies + Adv Maths at UNSW
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    Just curious, why petroleum engineering?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ichila101 View Post
    Mainly cause there is an apparent good pay that comes with it which probably happens when there is really high demand for petroleum but also because I have a general interest in studying about petroleum based off of HSC chemistry. I would've chosen Mechanical/Civil or Mechanical/Mining however I couldn't find those degrees as options on the UNSW site. I'm also pretty sure its a lot more hands on work compared to the other engineering disciplines which is something I also like
    if you're planning to do petro in australia you will have a hard time finding a decent job

    mechanical is more versitile and more opportunities for jobs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    if you're planning to do petro in australia you will have a hard time finding a decent job

    mechanical is more versitile and more opportunities for jobs
    Yeah that's half the reason why I kept mechanical cause it would save me from becoming jobless haha, but I wanted to have a job like petroleum/mining/civil cause in the future 10 years or so there may possibly be a higher demand for those resources even if petroleum engineering will probably die out in the near future eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabbabbby View Post
    What do you want to do btw after you finish??
    B Advanced Science (Materials?) / B Engineering (Civil or Mechanical or idk) at UNSW probably
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichila101 View Post
    Yeah that's half the reason why I kept mechanical cause it would save me from becoming jobless haha, but I wanted to have a job like petroleum/mining/civil cause in the future 10 years or so there may possibly be a higher demand for those resources even if petroleum engineering will probably die out in the near future eventually
    it is possible to work in those industry with a mechanical qualification
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    it is possible to work in those industry with a mechanical qualification
    What? Really? I knew mechanical kinda worked like a jack of all trades but I never knew it was that diverse

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    What? Really? I knew mechanical kinda worked like a jack of all trades but I never knew it was that diverse
    petro companies will still need other types of engineers, mechanical, electrical, chemical etc

    when some circurity breaks in one of their fancy million $ machines, they're gonna call an electrician as opposed to a petro engineer


    similary for aerospace. aero engineers probs put the least amount of work in because they just design the plane etc but then you got software engos who write the software, telecomuncation engos who communicate with towers/other planes, chemical engos who deal with the fuel, mechanical engos who deal with maintainence etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    petro companies will still need other types of engineers, mechanical, electrical, chemical etc

    when some circurity breaks in one of their fancy million $ machines, they're gonna call an electrician as opposed to a petro engineer


    similary for aerospace. aero engineers probs put the least amount of work in because they just design the plane etc but then you got software engos who write the software, telecomuncation engos who communicate with towers/other planes, chemical engos who deal with the fuel, mechanical engos who deal with maintainence etc etc
    What's your major in engineering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    petro companies will still need other types of engineers, mechanical, electrical, chemical etc

    when some circurity breaks in one of their fancy million $ machines, they're gonna call an electrician as opposed to a petro engineer


    similary for aerospace. aero engineers probs put the least amount of work in because they just design the plane etc but then you got software engos who write the software, telecomuncation engos who communicate with towers/other planes, chemical engos who deal with the fuel, mechanical engos who deal with maintainence etc etc
    Ah that's what you meant yeah but that wouldn't really mean mechanical engineers would be able to completely carry out the same functions as a petroleum engineer say in terms of creating petroleum extracting technology or knowing how to create infrastructure like a civil engineer

    Edit: Sorry just realised you said I'd work in the same industry but I guess ill still be taking the latter degree anyways cause the more the merrier ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichila101 View Post
    Ah that's what you meant yeah but that wouldn't really mean mechanical engineers would be able to completely carry out the same functions as a petroleum engineer say in terms of creating petroleum extracting technology or knowing how to create infrastructure like a civil engineer

    Edit: Sorry just realised you said I'd work in the same industry but I guess ill still be taking the latter degree anyways cause the more the merrier ^^
    yeah basically Im saying you're gonna be working with a lot of differernt engineers doing different things on the same projects
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