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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    Quote Originally Posted by Drongoski View Post
    You certainly being more magnanimous and optimistic. There are perhaps a small minority of the General Maths cohort who can easily handle 2U. Students from this minority, like mattstaker, have not picked Maths 2U, in a possibly misguided thinking that they are going to ace their General and hence boost their ATAR. But in my view, the typical Maths General student, who are not quite able to do 2U, are unlikely to handle the typical maths in Engineering - you, having done Engineering, would know that better than me. I'd like to know how many students with only General maths completed a solid Engineering degree.
    This is because (generally speaking, not for every case including maybe matt) whilst they can get 90 in general they'd get a 60 in 2U.


    Which of course goes back to why they shouldn't do engineering obviously.

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    A general math student would not be able to complete a 3u bridging course. You need 2u.
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    It's not even a question of how easy or difficult general maths is. It doesn't cover the content you need for engineering so you have to learn it in your own time because you'll need at least 2u knowledge to even begin to understand what's going on. There are students in general that would be able to handle 2/3u maths but this is a very small percentage because most people that choose general either want an easy maths course or dislike maths altogether.. not exactly a winning combo for engineering.
    Also MathsStudies IB is a much tougher course than general maths.

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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    Lol the pain of being mentioned for choosing the wrong subjects
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    Quote Originally Posted by PopeXIII View Post
    Uni students who have taken Mechtronics or any engineering courses but only studied general maths during the HSC, how are you coping?
    It's not too bad, if you study consistently enough to pass the first maths course you should be fine from there as everyone is basically on the same level from there on. There are a lot of tools uni will give you to succeed as it's not like they want you to fail, it's up to you to utilise them.
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    tbh mechatronics and general math aint happening.

    In 1st year subjects everyone is on the same level with 2U at the very minimum and they achieved usually band 5 or higher. SURELY they struggled a bit and got through. if you're finding it difficult to keep up with general math concepts tbh engineering is not for you. When you get to 3rd year you start doing things like programming mathematics into robots and you need to think about the box for degrees of freedom etc which requires higher understanding so unless you're really on top of your game in general and didn't do 2u or higher for a really good reason look at other options
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    tbh mechatronics and general math aint happening.

    In 1st year subjects everyone is on the same level with 2U at the very minimum and they achieved usually band 5 or higher. SURELY they struggled a bit and got through. if you're finding it difficult to keep up with general math concepts tbh engineering is not for you. When you get to 3rd year you start doing things like programming mathematics into robots and you need to think about the box for degrees of freedom etc which requires higher understanding so unless you're really on top of your game in general and didn't do 2u or higher for a really good reason look at other options
    Yep you're essentially behind everyone else in your class from the start, it requires much more of an effort to pass than someone who did 2u or extension. You have to have a consistent study plan before the class starts. However if you are able to study enough to catch up and you're able to keep those study habits in future math courses then I believe you'd be able to pass higher engineering math courses like DE's, Linear algebra and the higher calc stuff.

    It's important to consider why you want to do engineering and why you're currently doing general maths. Have you only just recently developed in interest in maths? Does math actually interest you? Do you just want to do engineering because you think it pays well?
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    I have done 4u maths at high school and it helped me tremendously at uni. In my opinion you should at least have done 2u maths at uni and gained at least some familiarity with calculus. (Even then 1st year uni maths is like 4u level + more)

    General maths doesn't teach you anything relevant so you will have a very hard time with the maths. Your best choice is to do a bridging course
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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    What does Mechatronics actually involve? What type of subjects do you study?

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    Re: Mechatronics and General maths

    Quote Originally Posted by BreeJones01 View Post
    What does Mechatronics actually involve? What type of subjects do you study?
    automation
    linear systens
    mechanics of solids
    mathematics
    statistics
    computing
    simulations
    design

    and so on
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