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What are the most difficult Engineering courses/ degrees at Uni?

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    It depends on the person studying it!

    The topics I tended to find most difficult (as did a lot of my colleagues) were:
    Information Engineering, which isn't as likely to be a course in itself but will be involved in an electronics or software course. Lots of maths in the frequency domain.
    Thermodynamics, likely to crop up in Mechanical / Aeronautical - I found the concepts difficult to visualise as it's all heat flow.
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    As a degree, people tend to say Aerospace is the most difficult Engineering branch but I'm not sure if I agree since the only thing that makes it difficult is that we cover several different disciplines. I find EEE extremely difficult since I find it hard to visualise what's going on but a lot of my friends seem to find it quite easy/enjoyable. We all agree though that control systems engineering is a hard subject since a lot of it requires some fairly complex maths and in depth understanding.
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    It depends on the person studying it!

    The topics I tended to find most difficult (as did a lot of my colleagues) were:
    Information Engineering, which isn't as likely to be a course in itself but will be involved in an electronics or software course. Lots of maths in the frequency domain.
    Thermodynamics, likely to crop up in Mechanical / Aeronautical - I found the concepts difficult to visualise as it's all heat flow.
    Swap Thermo for Fluids
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    (Original post by united.spammers)
    As a degree, people tend to say Aerospace is the most difficult Engineering branch but I'm not sure if I agree since the only thing that makes it difficult is that we cover several different disciplines. I find EEE extremely difficult since I find it hard to visualise what's going on but a lot of my friends seem to find it quite easy/enjoyable. We all agree though that control systems engineering is a hard subject since a lot of it requires some fairly complex maths and in depth understanding.
    EEE is a mind**** for me

    Love aero ^^ . People say it's hard because when you see fluid mechanics for the first time in your life you rational mind is abandoning you.
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    EEE is a mind**** for me

    Love aero ^^ . People say it's hard because when you see fluid mechanics for the first time in your life you rational mind is abandoning you.
    I Lol'd. What about Mechanical Engineering?
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    Swap Thermo for Fluids
    Hmmm, when it started to get really hard for us (in 2nd year), thermodynamics and fluids were being taught as the same thing!
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Hmmm, when it started to get really hard for us (in 2nd year), thermodynamics and fluids were being taught as the same thing!
    We have a single exam for both of these subjects ^^ (thermofluids) but lectures are separate.
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    (Original post by Zuki)
    I Lol'd. What about Mechanical Engineering?
    Fluid Mechanics is a core mechanical engineering discipline. Aerodynamics in aero engineering is an application of fluids =)

    In mechanical engineering, personally I find Mechatronics a real pain in the ass hence why I said that EEE must be a mind****.
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    The class I find most difficult on my course is analogue circuit analysis, it can be a pain.

    It just depends on your strengths and weaknesses
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    Overall I think EE and software is, but that is because none of those principles are mandatory these days in education....say for some electronics in physics.

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