Toughest University Courses in the World
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Toughest University Courses in the World

Toughest University Courses in the World

1. Engineering Courses

Engineering is not a single course but a bracket of many courses that are independent. Engineering courses are some of the most difficult courses you can study at university or college level.

Engineering courses include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Chemical engineering

One of the reasons why engineering courses are tough is that engineering students are expected to have tactical skills, analytical skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

Though tough, engineering courses are competitive on the job market.

Some of the toughest engineering courses include:

  • Chemical engineering
  • aeronautical engineering
  • biochemical engineering
  • metallurgical engineering
  • statistical engineering
  • nanotechnology

2. Chartered Accountancy

This course is amongst the toughest courses in the world and also a safe career path to a multitude of well-paying career opportunities. No business is ever complete without a few chartered accountants.

This course requires the candidate to work hard, pass several tests, attend exams, and in the end become a chartered accountant with practice and patience.

3. Medicine

All course offered by the school of medicine are usually ranked among the toughest science courses. Medical science courses are exceptionally long. Students spend most of their time learning concepts from some of the toughest textbooks to ever exist. Everything they learn is of utmost importance and nothing can be skipped.

4. Pharmacy

Though many people consider medicine and pharmacy to be similar, probably because they get their medicine at the pharmacy, they are quite different. Just like two sides of the same coin.

The pharmacy course is not as tough as medicine, but is tougher than most other courses out there. Pharmacy involves a lot of chemistry, which we all know is one of the toughest science subjects.

5. Architecture

Architecture is not about graphical construction only. It also deals with the environment and its composition, making use of sustainable, biodegradable materials.

Drawing skills and graphical creativity are required but without good mathematical and problem-solving skills, the course becomes tough.

As a result, it requires the sharpest and the most considerate of minds.

6. Law

Law is more challenging than most people think. It requires patience, an understanding of ethics, high perception skills, and a strong sense of individuality among other things.

Probably the toughest thing about Law is that there are no readymade equations to apply and solve. Lawyers need to sharpen their memory and be on their toes at all times.

7. Psychology

Though a humanities subject, psychology intersects with medical science. It is also considered amongst the toughest courses in the world due to its scientific and investigative nature.

Psychology is tough because of the way it studies the mind. Studying a human mind and its behavior is not an easy task as it is very unpredictable. Every single person is unique and experiences a different emotion at any single moment. This makes it tough to study and comprehend a human’s mind.

There are a wide variety of disciplines in the Psychology department and these include:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Linguistic Psychology


Some more tough courses worth mentioning include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Astrophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Foreign language

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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