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Tamara beeo

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hello everyone, my name is Tamara and I'm currently doing chemistry, English, further maths, VCD and economics in year 12.
I'm really interested in doing medicine or engineering but I'm afraid I don't meet the prerequisites, IM SO STRESSED HELP. melb university and other universities have prerequisites of math methods or specialists math to do the courses. I'm not really good with math that why I choose further math because I can just rely on the calculator. the problem is I didn't go to school from grade 6 to year 8 due to immigration and was not allowed to go to school because I didn't know the language of a Georgia, but I'm doing very well now my average for each subject is between 78-92.
I just wanted someone with more knowledge to tell me if anything I can do. :-[ :'(
sorry for my English

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hello everyone, my name is Tamara and I'm currently doing chemistry, English, further maths, VCD and economics in year 12.
I'm really interested in doing medicine or engineering but I'm afraid I don't meet the prerequisites, IM SO STRESSED HELP. melb university and other universities have prerequisites of math methods or specialists math to do the courses. I'm not really good with math that why I choose further math because I can just rely on the calculator. the problem is I didn't go to school from grade 6 to year 8 due to immigration and was not allowed to go to school because I didn't know the language of a Georgia, but I'm doing very well now my average for each subject is between 78-92.
I just wanted someone with more knowledge to tell me if anything I can do. :-[ :'(
sorry for my English

I'm not 100% sure but it's been drilled in my brain a billion times that if you don't meet the course prerequisites than you can't gain access to that course . . . maybe you can do a bridging course in uni and  there is an option to repeat VCE if you really want to do a specific course .. . thats just my understanding but im sure other on AN have a better understanding at this issue. . .

you can gain access to medicine if you do chemistry and UCAT at Monash and other Universities around Australia  ( not so sure about engineering)
Deakin Uni also has biomedical sciences like Monash which after completion can also lead you to go on and  study medicine 
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hello everyone, my name is Tamara and I'm currently doing chemistry, English, further maths, VCD and economics in year 12.
I'm really interested in doing medicine or engineering but I'm afraid I don't meet the prerequisites, IM SO STRESSED HELP. melb university and other universities have prerequisites of math methods or specialists math to do the courses. I'm not really good with math that why I choose further math because I can just rely on the calculator. the problem is I didn't go to school from grade 6 to year 8 due to immigration and was not allowed to go to school because I didn't know the language of a Georgia, but I'm doing very well now my average for each subject is between 78-92.
I just wanted someone with more knowledge to tell me if anything I can do. :-[ :'(
sorry for my English

Hi there,
Like the previous poster, I'm definitely not the best person to ask but I'll offer you my understanding and hopefully it helps (: As far as I can find (reading the course guide prerequisites via the university websites), Methods/maths isn't a prerequisite for most medicine courses, at least not in Vic (Monash/Melbourne/Deakin, the latter 2 being exclusively postgraduate pathways anyway). Generally, (adequate scores in) chemistry and English and sometimes bio are the standard prerequisites, so I wouldn't stress too much at this point, unless I've made some drastic error in my searching.
As for engineering, methods as a prerequisite (seems to be) a lot more common. That being said, there are a massive range and specialisations in degrees for which the specific prerequisites differ, and I'd recommend researching these to find what branches interest you and use the university websites to clarify entry requirements. From brief searching, the undergraduate Monash engineering course requires at least a 25 in methods, but Melbourne's course is postgraduate and therefore requirements would be more suited to your undergraduate study (which the majority of do not require methods, as far as I know).
 Once again, there's probably someone on AN who's much more familiar with the pathways to medicine and engineering who could give you a more definitive response, but there's what I could gauge from the university websites themselves.
PS: your English is good (:
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thank you  :)

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Just to be really clear, as I've seen it pop up a couple of times, most post-graduate medical courses do not require you to have completed a particular degree. There's been a lot of talk on AN recently of Biomedical science courses being prerequisite to medical courses, which is not true. I've friends who've done everything from arts, to commerce to forestry...it doesn't matter.

I'd recommend doing methods because it will help you with the science you'll eventually have to develop a knowledge of, but in terms of entry it is not an absolute requirement for med.
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