Choosing HSC subjects? Our student blogger Lucy is here to help to minimise freakout and help you keep your options open!
Trust me, I know subject selection time can be super tricky. You are trying to decide between subjects that you ‘want’ to do versus what you think you ‘should’ do, and in the back of your mind you’re also thinking about what you need to study to be able to get into certain university degrees… Argh! It can all be a bit much.
From personal experience, I can share with you that there are many different pathways into an engineering degree, but there are definitely choices you can make at subject selection time that can only help you if you do end up studying engineering.
When I started mining engineering degree at UNSW, I soon realised that when it came to HSC or high school subjects, people usually fell into one of three categories:
The comforting thing to know is that there will always be people in a similar situation to you – and everyone will be at different levels of experience.
So my advice? Select a mixture of subjects that you’re passionate about and interested in, remembering that having maths and science up your sleeve is ALWAYS going to be handy, whatever you choose study later on (but especially with engineering). Good luck with your selections!