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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?
#2
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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Quote by sashki
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?
#5
Do u mean engineers as in Audio Engineers or just random engineers like electrical, mechanical, etc???
#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.
#7
2nd year mechanical engineer. It sucks badly.
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#8
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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#11
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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#12
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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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
#14
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.
#15
First year computer engineer. I just wrote my first assembly language program and the second one's due this Friday. Fun stuff.
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#16
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...
#17
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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#18
3rd year power systems engineering

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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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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pff, considering that most of what "scientists" do has no real application in the real world, I'll consider that a compliment.
#22
i'm going to be doing mechatronic in september for 3-4 years then sometime i may do 1 year in biomedical
#24
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#25
Second semester audio engineer? I has buttons on boards that make sounds do different things, and stuff.
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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?


we having something similiar here (Slovenia), except that you can got 3 times, the 4th time you have to pay like 40€ just to register for the exam and the 5th time time you pay and have to do the exam in front of a committee of professors, fail the 6th time and your kicked off.
Except in practice they just stall it at the 4th time and let you keep going and going until you pass.
#27
I went into Uni thinking I would go into Mechanical Engineering, but a semester of that taught me that it was not what I wanted to do. If you don't like math and a large workload, then DON'T BE AN ENGINEER lol. Now I'm studying history and languages and I like it a lot more.
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#28
Quote by seljer
we having something similiar here (Slovenia), except that you can got 3 times, the 4th time you have to pay like 40€ just to register for the exam and the 5th time time you pay and have to do the exam in front of a committee of professors, fail the 6th time and your kicked off.
Except in practice they just stall it at the 4th time and let you keep going and going until you pass.

lol, so pretty much "pay until you pass"?
#29
Not that race really matters, but does anyone at least in the U.S. think that most engineers are Indian and sometimes Asian? Or is it just my school?
#30
Engineering thread, I have a problem.
I think that I want to be an engineer, but I'm only seventeen, so I know not to trust what I think.
What I really want to do is design and build stuff; should I go for an engineering degree or a Bachelor of Science? Marks aren't a problem but there might not be enough money to get both without having to do one entirely on loans.
#31
I started uni as a Software Engineer but i gonna switch to Eletrical Engineering from september, programming is not really my thing while i am kinda into electronics and i still can imagine myself programming microcontrollers as long as there is some other physical stuff involved like building, designing, soldering something etc. I kinda wasted a year but there is a very big overlap between the subjects in the first year so this year was not entirely useless.
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#32
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Not that race really matters, but does anyone at least in the U.S. think that most engineers are Indian and sometimes Asian? Or is it just my school?
Seems like it at times. There's practically nothing but Indian and Asian people in the science and engineering library where I go to school.
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a0/2 + ∑ an cos(nπx/L) + bn sin(nπx/L)

ĤΨ(x,t) = iħ ∂Ψ(x,t)/∂t
σx σp ≥ h/2
#33
Quote by Zephyr-Chills
Not that race really matters, but does anyone at least in the U.S. think that most engineers are Indian and sometimes Asian? Or is it just my school?

I've noticed that too here. I don't wanna sound racist, but I think both Indian and Asia culture has more of a focus on mathematics and the sciences as the "best" careers and push their children in that direction a little more than most US citizens.
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#34
Im 2nd year Mechanical, and I really like it so far. A lot of people complain that it is really hard, but if you spend time on it, its not too bad. Going to study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology this fall, and then Osaka University in the spring, should be a good time!

edit: And to the race breakdown, that is a very accurate description.
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#36
I'm on my first year of electric engineering at University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez. So I've seen other electrical engineers and computer which makes me proud really. Can't wait to tackle the main classes of my program rather than setting for Chemistry and the usual math. Bleh. =/

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Engineering thread, I have a problem.
I think that I want to be an engineer, but I'm only seventeen, so I know not to trust what I think.
What I really want to do is design and build stuff; should I go for an engineering degree or a Bachelor of Science? Marks aren't a problem but there might not be enough money to get both without having to do one entirely on loans.


Probably Mechanical or Civil Engineerings. Depends on what your ideas and designs will be about but I'd take up engineering for sure. It can be generalized as a more strict and rougher road but it's so worth it. I've seen a few demos at my campus of various faculties and their PH.D Engineers (its ideology is engineering based for 90% of its programs) and the projects are top notch material.
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#37
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Engineering thread, I have a problem.
I think that I want to be an engineer, but I'm only seventeen, so I know not to trust what I think.
What I really want to do is design and build stuff; should I go for an engineering degree or a Bachelor of Science? Marks aren't a problem but there might not be enough money to get both without having to do one entirely on loans.

Designing and building - you would probably have a better bet going with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Or you could even go with like architecture or art and design, depending on what you mean by "design and build." During my semester spent as an engineer, I took a class that taught engineering fundamentals based around a build project, so we actually got to design and build something. But there was also a lot of math and research that went into it, and overall I decided that it wasn't for me. Hope that helps.
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#38
Final year undergrad Aerospace Engineer, 6 weeks from the end of the semester. Looking to do a masters next year focusing on propulsion or maybe aerothermodynamics.
#39
Am I the only female engineering student here? Electronic and Computer Engineering. Starting year 2 soon.
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