So, in all honesty, is it really THAT bad? I fully understand that it's a very vigorous and challenging education, but is engineering as impossible as it's made out to be? (Coming from a prospective electrical/computer engineer).
@Praetor, everything is doable
@Praetor, you're obviously not an engineer.
@Praetor, it's due to the stress, it all depends on what type of engineering you are doing. For instance someone doing structural engineering has to worry about peoples lives when work....similarly with electrical. Different types,different stress so different effects on your body can occur :3
@Thinlizzy, you obviously don't know what "prospective" means.
@Praetor, let me put it into perspective: my brother goofed off for the first two years of his undergrad (partied/drank) and almost flunked out of engineering school. After losing all his scholarship money he realized he actually had to put in effort to make it. Long story shorter: he now has his MASTER'S in both mechanical engineering and business, is married, and is just a couple positions below the CEO of the company he works for. Just put your mind to it an don't good off and you can make it with an engineering degree.
@WhoseLineIsItAnyway, that's what I figured/hoped for. I had straight A's through Highschool, and though I understand that it's completely different from college, I also know that I have always put all the effort necessary into my classes, and that I care far more about my grades than I do having fun.
@Praetor, the tests will rape you up the ass until you bleed but the people and job security is worth it
@The Rainbow Dash, thanks for the advice, man.
@Praetor, work hard, but don't kill yourself. You might not enjoy every moment of every class (or most moments of certain classes), but that's true of any major you choose. Treat it like any good relationship and put the time in and I have no doubt you'll be able to make it through :)
@Praetor, it's great obviously. You turn into Walter White
@Unkle77, good point.
@Praetor, don't worry about. Being an engineer is SO easy that even obama can do it. It's good thing that I have cancer for also stating that
@Praetor, don't worry about it.* darn you kakka carrot cake.
@Praetor, I've been wondering the same thing, I've seen "Meet the Engineer", and all he does is sit in a lawn chair and drink while turrets do all the work.
@MagicYak, But they're designed by him, built by him, and you best hope... not pointed at you.
@Praetor, it takes him, like, 30 seconds to build one.
@MagicYak, yeah, but they took 17 years to design. And don't even get me started on teleporters.
@Praetor, It is very difficult and stressful, but it is doable, and Ive had a lot of fun with it
@Praetor, I'm in computer science. I have so much pent up rage when code doesn't work that I may turn into the hulk one day
@Praetor, im a Civil engineering major. This is my 2nd year at college and its not as bad now but my first year I hardly slept.. just non-stop work 24/7..
@Praetor, I am a biomedical engineer, while I have to admit that every new day is fantastic and brings new advancements with it, dear lord is it stressful. I haven't slept for three days because I've just been working now.
@Praetor, it was joke man, chill
@Praetor, I'm only a second year comp e student and it is a lot of work and super frustrating to see your all your non engineering friends watching movies with each other on weeknights but it's worth
@FingerBangBang, if you were thinking as an education not job yet
@Praetor, Certainly not impossible, but I can now understand all of the engineering student not sleeping jokes that I always saw now that I am one myself.
@Praetor, I'm a mech E student and I recommend only taking 2-3 hard classes a semester and then filling in the rest with easy ones. Works for me and I am by no means a genius. So as long as you split up the classes it's not too bad
@Praetor, have you seen INORGANIC chemistry classes.
@Praetor, yeah it's very very challenging. I'm studying biochemical engineering and it's absolutely crazy. Especially the chemistry classes...you're going to hate thermo and statics...average class grade for one of my classes is a 45%. I'm at school from 8-8 Monday-Thursday. But it will be all worth it, cause I know at the end I'll be doing something important to better this world. Well here's a joke u might have heard...what do you call those who fail out of engineering school?...doctors. Anyways, don't get discouraged ever no matter how hard it gets...I actually failed out of a couple of classes but I retook them both and kept going and doing well. Don't let anything get you down, and if u fall and we all do in engineering, get back up and push through, you don't want to end up as a doctor haha
@Praetor, buddy had to make a 150g bridge out of balsa wood that could hold 80 pounds. Class average was a D. Highest was a 74. The teacher said that was one of his most successful class's.... sound tough?
Everyone's saying what's the most difficult subject but you know what's REALLY difficult? Art.
No I'm kidding, today I drew a hedge then went home early to nap
Big Hero 6 could have been a very different movie. (I just saw it today and it was amazing.)
Everyone makes a huge deal about engineering, but you know what's even harder? Chemistry... In college all I had were engineering major friends (they're everywhere I tell you), and I always ended up helping them with their classes.
@RMB, but you know whats even harder than chemistry?! A flacid penis.
@HELLUVA ENGINEER, I've got both :(
@RMB, haha, sounds like a personal problem to me lol
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Fun Fact: When my dad came from iran (he is a physicist) in 1979 he had to redo his undergraduate due to complications in transferring his credits. To expedite it, he decided to choose an "easy" major: electrical engineering. He graduated in 18 months with all A's. So physics really is more rigorous than engineering (as elegantly portrayed by Dr. Sheldon Cooper)
@The Sage, not easier, faster.
@HELLUVA ENGINEER, by his own words, easier
@The Sage, It honestly depends on what youre good at, like I find certain parts of physics to be difficult, but I find quantum mechanics to be as easy as breathing, its just a point of view.