To prepare early for engineering at any level, you need to take mathematics and the sciences seriously at school. It’s not necessary to be a genius, but these are engineering’s basic tools, so you need to demonstrate competency with them.
It’s important to start with an idea of what you think you want to do in the industry, but don’t be afraid of making the wrong decision Once you enter the world of engineering learning, you will find that all your knowledge is transferable. This makes it feasible to change specialisation by carrying out additional training during your working life. Since technology constantly advances, learning and going on training courses is a way of life for engineers. And you can change your aspirations as your accumulated learning and experience provides you with new ideas about where you want to go next.
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