mechanical engineering do you really need good communication skills?Watch
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As others have also mentioned, however, for an engineering degree, communication skills* aren't hugely important. I would say that the most important skill to complete an engineering degree is being good mathematically, i.e. be good at manipulating and solving equations.
*What you actually mean in this instance is presentation skills. This is a subset of communication skills, but not necessarily the same thing as most communication isn't done via presentations. You will have to do some presentations during the degree, so you will get the opportunity to practise them. You will also have to write reports during the degree, too, which are another form of communication skills. Just because you are nervous at delivering presentations doesn't mean you have bad communication skills!