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Any fellow Engineering students?

#1  Postby JasonC » Dec 09, 2010 3:05 am

Any Engineering students or post-grads here? This section of the forum is particularly barren so I hope this is appropriate.

Undergraduates: What are you studying? Are you enjoying it? Future prospects? Do Physics lecturers tell the worst science jokes or is it just me?

Post grads: What have you studied? Any insight for us current students, regarding Engineering or otherwise? Where did your degree lead you? Future studies? Future prospects?

I am studying Energy and Environmental Engineering, First year of a three year Bachelor Degree.
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#2  Postby Jakov » Dec 15, 2010 12:35 am

I thought some of my lecturers' jokes were not too bad. I'm a second year physics undergraduate.
Physics is awesome and I have access to a massive university library where I can get Carl Sagan books without paying for them. :p
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#3  Postby JasonC » Dec 17, 2010 6:11 am

Thought I was alone here! :cheers:

Fantastic! I have two physics lectures and one physics lab a week. Currently focusing on Newtonian mechanics. The jokes are all still awful but he is trying to make the labs less banal for some of the year. :)

I took 'Daniel Dennet's - Breaking the spell' out recently. What would you recommend by Carl Sagan?
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#4  Postby LarianLeQuella » Dec 23, 2010 6:38 pm

I got a degree in Aeronautical engineering (in 1989...). Do I count? My post graduate degrees are more management stuff thoguh...
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#5  Postby JasonC » Dec 25, 2010 10:19 pm

Ofcourse you count LarianLeQuella! :cheers:

That sounds fascinating, any advice for an engineering fresher?
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#6  Postby Clive Durdle » Dec 25, 2010 11:09 pm

why are so many engineers creationists?
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#7  Postby JasonC » Dec 25, 2010 11:14 pm

I dont understand the question. Care to elaborate Clive? :)
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#8  Postby iamthereforeithink » Dec 25, 2010 11:39 pm

Me, I'm a former engineering student (mech engg in 1995, post-grad degrees in systems engineering and management). Hope I'm welcome here. :grin:

Clive Durdle wrote:why are so many engineers creationists?


One reason could be that engineers are designers, so they like to infer design and recognize patterns in random data. That said, I haven't actually ever met an engineer who was a creationist. (Maybe some of them like to keep it a secret?) :dunno:
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#9  Postby The_Metatron » Dec 26, 2010 8:04 am

Here is an electronics engineer. I've been doing it all my adult life and decided to get degreed in 2006 before I took my pension from the forces in 2007. My favorite area is analog RF, but there's just no call for that sort of stuff any more. I'm a network engineer for the NATO military headquarters here in Belgium now.

As for the creationist thing, I've never heard of an engineer who is a creationist.
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#10  Postby bioeng » Jul 12, 2011 5:23 pm

First year undergrad student in Bioengineering with an emphasis in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
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#11  Postby JoeB » Jul 13, 2011 5:59 pm

Graduated as an Architectural Engineer last year (sept. 2010, Bsc). I graduated in Building Physics (energy, mostly) and Architecture. Currently I work as an advisor on how to build energy efficient houses / buildings. :thumbup:
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Re: Any fellow Engineering students?

#12  Postby inkaStepa » Apr 12, 2012 8:47 pm

^^That's so awesome
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#13  Postby laklak » Apr 12, 2012 8:55 pm

I got a degree in civil/environmental in 1984, but had a dual major in computer science so I ended up programming rather than designing bridges and sewage treatment plants. I still use a lot of it, though. Starting a house addition in the next week or so, I need to get out my statics and structures texts (if I can find them).
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