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Posted 5/9/13 , edited 5/9/13

ChiChi06 wrote:

I'm gunna build me something that's gunna make me rich ..



You got my number for when you get rich right?
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Im interested in computer engineering, i don't know why but i always been good with computers it just comes natural to me
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I'm in Computer Engineering / Computer Science. I enjoy being a programmer. The challenges and overcoming them is just great.
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KingOfHeroess wrote:

Engineer?? Nope nope nope! Issac Clarke from Dead Space anybody? He's a engineer and look at what he goes through!


As a software engineer, I can confirm that engineers confront unthinkable horrors on a daily basis.

Well, they should be unthinkable. Someone, of course, had to think them up and push them to the repository.
Sometimes, when I check the logs, I find that "someone" was me.
Posted 5/9/13
Closest to engineering I might come is with audio. I like to mess with experimental music creation.
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I am required to take it because it will be a core class for me. General engineering, I believe.
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sure, i wrote a set of short stories centered around two engineers

but i didn't really dig into the engineering part of it 'cuz i couldn't think of a way to make it sound interesting to an outside reader lol, and that wasn't the point of the stories anyway. I did do some research though.

i think anything with design is interesting and people with skills to do that are pretty awesome
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Posted 5/9/13
Not at all, I do history
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I don't think there is a "best" field for engineering. It all depends on what you want to do and what is needed. Obviously if you want to build a bridge or tower the "best" is civil engineering, even though you can still do it with mechanical engineering. As for whether you want to go into aerospace or mechatronics, I would recommend mechatronics, the simple reason being that it's an area of study with much more potential for growth and innovation - plus it's cross disciplinary. Not to rag on any aerospace people out there, but we've already figured out how to fly, break the sound barrier and go into space - it's just a matter of efficiency now. I might be a bit biased because I did robotics (as an electrical engineer) and worked on a project building robotic limbs (or exoskeletons) and got to work with mech engineers, computer science, information technology, kineseology, bio medical, egronomics and even some liberal arts folks like graphic design and art. We developed so many new and innovative technologies - all completely impractical, so nothing that we could really market any time soon, but that field is wide open to new ideas and ways of solving real world problems and basically making stuff only seen in science fiction until now.

After getting your BS, though not required, I highly recommend taking (and obviously passing) the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FEE). It's a long ass test and it's stinking hard. I think it was like 8 hours, you're given a booklet of formulas and tables and all you can bring is a simple scientific calculator. Be prepared though, I think only 60-70% of the people who take it actually pass it. It's prerequisite for taking the Professional Engineering exam (PE) after you've worked a few years in your field and gotten your MS. If your interest are purely academic or you don't plan on doing engineering as a career, you may not need it, but it's good for padding your resume.
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Electrical Engineering. Maybe specialize in Aerospace, but I'm not sure yet.
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Of course I am interested in engineering!
Most fields interest me, but I do a lot of electrical, electronic and software engineering, I am actually studying software engineering but am interested in working in a field that combines software and electronic engineering.
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I'm about to be a senior in mechanical engineering, it's a pretty tough major, and you have to sacrifice a lot of time to just studying and homework. Some advice that worked for me is to make the right friends and have a good study group, my first 2 years weren't doing so well because I hung out with some guys that were slackers and I became one as well, and they ended up dropping out of the school. Everything changed after that when I started studying with a group of serious students and I have been doing pretty well ever since.
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I enjoy it as well. I've come to enjoy engineering and mechanics, fixing things is fun.

Edit: When I say that I don't mean this



or this

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Uh...yeah i'm totally overwhelmed here.


How do you people find your passion or does it all just fall into place?
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KiteCross wrote:

Uh...yeah i'm totally overwhelmed here.


How do you people find your passion or does it all just fall into place?


For myself it was just something I found I enjoy as I started working with it.
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