Is engineering right for me?
Specifically, dynamic engineering. Engineering that has to do with movement. I'm really into autmotive stuff, and electrics. Motors, physics, computers, cars, solar panels, renewable energy, etc. Especially cars. Caster, camber angles, suspension in general, motor anatomy, design. I havent taken any physics courses. I will soon though. I'm in my first semester of college. Used to hate math, but I like it now. Especially after I realized that everything im into is math related. I got an A in Algebra II, but that's easy stuff compared to physics, calculus, etc. All the things I'll need to be an engineer. But I have the drive, the passion. I wanna invent something. Make cars better, make computers more efficient, make homes and cars more energy efficient, etc. My mind is always active thinking about potential inventions, ideas, designs- figuring out the practicality behind them, why they would or wouldn't work...etc. Lemme just add an emphasis on the car part. I REALLY like cars. Being a race car driver would be dope. But I hear you have to start real young and have a lot of money. I'm not that rich. And I'm 18. So I'll just settle with being an engineer and making the things I'm interested in better. But I'm scared I won't have the mathematical wits for it all. But I feel I have the courage to go forward with it. So my queestion is, are you an engineer? What kind? How do you like your job? How difficult was schooling in comparison to your actual work? Is it stressful? Lastly, how is the job market for your line of work?
Asked By: Lee - 12/29/2011
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If you're that passionate about it, go for it. If you find out you don't like it, you can always work as a car tuner... you don't need an engineering degree for that, just an understanding of how cars work and the drive to do it. At 18 you shouldn't be afraid to try anything. If you go into engineering, your biggest... More
Answered By: Brian - 12/29/2011
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Engineering is the interface between science and business. Don't know if it's been defined like this before. But after almost 14 years in the field working for different companies, I found this to be true. Business drives engineering. No one's going to pay you money to design a product that no one wants to buy or... More
Answered By: LG - 12/29/2011
I am an engineer. A process development engineer to be exact. I work for a company that manufactures filtration systems for the aerospace and automotive industry. Its my job to determine and develop manufacturing processes that will be used to produce finished products, and also to continuously improve existing... More
Answered By: sean b - 12/29/2011
I am a mechanical engineer. You want to major in mechanical engineering. If you can survive the calculus and physics classes then you have what it takes to finish the degree. Join the student chapter of SAE (Socity of Automotive Engineers) on your campus.
Answered By: Tim C - 12/29/2011
It is dangerous to try and gauge absolute capability based on one or even a few semesters of college. What you like sounds like mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, or engineering mechanics (where 'dynamics' is often subsumed under... More
Answered By: Bent Snowman - 12/29/2011
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