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Old 04-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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The Engineer Thread

so as I've discovered, we have quiet a few engineers on this board. I thought it appropriate to make a thread, where we could all sit down and chat about engineering stuff and be all nerdy and shit, excluding the lesser-endowed information technologies.

So, let's get cracking. I'm studying electrical engineering, am in my second semester (noob, I know), and totally failed 2 exams last year. Tomorrow my physics classes are beginning, and I'm already studying EE I for this summer's exams. This semester, in EE II, we're going to be studying electricity and its behaviour in magnetic fields.

So how about UG's other engineers?
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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I'm studying electrical and electronic engineering, I'm in my first year and have my exams in May.

Despite what people expect from someone doing my subject, I'm actually pretty stupid and I don't like maths. I'm doing it because I play the ELECTRIC guitar and I like building stuff.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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I'm studying electrical and electronic engineering, I'm in my first year and have my exams in May.

Despite what people expect from someone doing my subject, I'm actually pretty stupid and I don't like maths. I'm doing it because I play the ELECTIC guitar and I like building stuff.

I KNEW you'd be the first poster, for some reason
what semester are you in?
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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Do u mean engineers as in Audio Engineers or just random engineers like electrical, mechanical, etc???
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #6
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I KNEW you'd be the first poster, for some reason
what semester are you in?

You probably knew I'm an engineer, and that I always post in new threads because I'm that bored.

Second semester.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #7
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #8
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Woot I'm also in my second semester and I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. And don't worry my chemistry class flat out raped me last semester. And I'm quite jealous of you getting to study in Germany. Those damn Germans sure have the engineering thing down better than just about anyone.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:40 PM   #10
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I'm going to be studying chemical engineering soon. Still working on my prerequisites. I'm currently taking an introductory course on materials science and engineering. Although it doesn't count at all towards my chemE degree, I figured it would be an interesting class (and it is) and useful in someway down the road.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:40 PM   #12
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I'm in my first year studying electrical engineering. Dunnow how it is in Germany but here we have to take a lot of unrelated courses so only about half of my classes have anything remotely to do with engineering :/
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:41 PM   #13
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Woot I'm also in my second semester and I'm studying Mechanical Engineering. And don't worry my chemistry class flat out raped me last semester. And I'm quite jealous of you getting to study in Germany. Those damn Germans sure have the engineering thing down better than just about anyone.

I'm even studying in Darmstadt, which is the second best (and hardest) engineering school in the country. not sure if that's a good thing, though...

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I'm in my first year studying electrical engineering. Dunnow how it is in Germany but here we have to take a lot of unrelated courses so only about half of my classes have anything remotely to do with engineering :/


nope, it's all engineering related. we have to take like one class a semester that isn't engineering
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:43 PM   #14
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I will be starting university in the fall, for electrical engineering. I have the core sciences, English classes, etc. done. I will be starting on the math and engineering courses soon enough.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #15
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:46 PM   #16
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what's funny is how hard alot of the electrical engineers here fail on the programming exams, because they all stick to using computers and never practice writing code on paper.

I totally own programming exams


though I failed my EE I and logical design course...
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:48 PM   #17
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Yeah, our class average for the programming exam was 64.5. I got an 84

The professor is a good teacher, in my opinion, but my problem with the course is that there are only three exams, including the final. I got a 70 on the first because I somehow managed to misread the last question and drew out a whole logic circuit instead of a state diagram like I was supposed to. I only got 3/15 for that. I was so proud of myself, too
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #18
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I while ago I started a group here for all of us
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/engineer/


I'm taking it easy this month (I've got one midterm and thats it), May is absolutely awesome here (basically 3 weeks of free concerts and parties and such) and have exams in June (which basically comes out as only 3 or 4 exams, can easily by distributed over the entire month)

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Old 04-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #20
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Yeah, our class average for the programming exam was 64.5. I got an 84

The professor is a good teacher, in my opinion, but my problem with the course is that there are only three exams, including the final. I got a 70 on the first because I somehow managed to misread the last question and drew out a whole logic circuit instead of a state diagram like I was supposed to. I only got 3/15 for that. I was so proud of myself, too

here in germany we have one single exam per course per semester. if you fail, you have 2 more chances to pass, but each is in the next semester. so you could be one month away from your masters, fail some test for the third time and be kicked.
is it the same where you're from?
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