• Question: what subjects did you take to collage ?, and why

    Asked by Aadam to Sonia on 22 Jun 2015.
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      Sonia Ramos Pascual answered on 22 Jun 2015:

      At school I did the International Baccalaureate (instead of A-levels) and I had to choose two languages, a science course, a social science course, maths and an optional course. I decided to take English and Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Maths.

      I really loved science at school, I actually wanted to choose Chemistry, Physics and Biology! But I had to decide for only two, so I chose the ones that I thought would be most useful as an Engineer. It turns out I do a lot of Biology now as well!! And I chose Economics because I found it really interesting, and its good knowledge to have, plus we had a really fun teacher!

      When I started college (university) I wasn’t really able to choose any courses until my fourth year! Because the Mechanical Engineering degree is quite basic in the first few years to make sure that you have a broad understanding of everything. In my fourth year I took courses about Materials Science, Renewable Energies and Project Management. And this was because they were definitely my favourite subjects throughout university!