• Question: Is DT important to be an engineer?

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    Asked by Mia☺️ to Andrew, Hina, Ian, Kathryn, Leah-Nani, Xu on 15 Jun 2018.
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      Ian Jones answered on 15 Jun 2018:

      It’s important to know about the processes of how things are made. But I didn’t study DT beyond Year 9. If you really want to understand the fundamentals of how things work, you can’t beat Physics, Maths, Chemistry and lots of curiosity about everything.

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      Kathryn Burrows answered on 15 Jun 2018:

      I studied electronics for DT at GCSE level but did not take it for A level. I can see that studying DT would be very helpful for engineering, but it is not necessary for all types of jobs.

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      Leah-Nani Alconcel answered on 18 Jun 2018:

      I don’t feel qualified to answer this question as I wasn’t educated in the UK and we didn’t have DT courses in the US when I went to school, sorry!

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      Andrew Margetts-Kelly answered on 19 Jun 2018:

      DT is very good for improving your understanding of the many ways we can work with materials to make cool stuff.
      while it is it not essential if you want to get into engineering it is a really good start. If you enjoy it, do it.