Students of engineering are usually competent in mathematics and feel relatively comfortable with the subject. While Higher Level maths is a requirement for many engineering courses, not every course requires it. Courses at Level 6 or Level 7 usually do not require Higher Level Maths, while Levels 8 and up generally do.
Many colleges offer additional classes in first year for students who need extra support. While science subjects are not usually compulsory for entry to engineering, many students do find themselves drawn to science subjects at school.
Subjects such as physics, chemistry or agricultural science can provide a good foundation for students of engineering, as first year at college usually involves the study of core scientific concepts.