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Too theoretical??? watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-07-2006 15:48
- 02-07-2006 16:03
(Original post by jokeroid)
- 02-07-2006 16:28
So he's right?
Maybe my idea of "engineering" is just as flawed as his.
Ideally I would like 50:50 theoretical to practical in a degree course.
However this contradicts what I've read so far about the life of an engineer as being predominantly office work sat at a PC modelling components(like a fusion between artist and programmer).
I don't know???
No, life of an engineer is not just doing pc models, thats a design engineer. There a lot more types of engineers that do practical work. You sound like someone who would enjoy doing something like test engineering, doing system checks and passing on data etc etc..
- 02-07-2006 16:44
But engineering is so bloody vast, some professionals see their projects through from first principles (theory) right the way though to prototype manufacture and mass manufacturing themselves (mainly small companies though). In other situations your role as an engineer may be quite rigid and narrow within the entire scope of product/service creation and you may just be, for example, a stress analysis engineer for whom 90% of the work is office based, or on the other hand like LBC suggested, a test engineer for whom 90% of the work is practical problem solving!
Engineering is supposed to be too theoretical though, certainly during the degree anyway. And that's only scratching the surface, apparantly. It's just such a shame the education doesn't involve more practical elements to help reinforce the theory.