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#41
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Am I the only female engineering student here? Electronic and Computer Engineering. Starting year 2 soon.


Woman and Electric Eng?

Where have you been al this time?!

General consensus of women here study either Industrial or Chemical Engineering.
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#42
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Woman and Electric Eng?

Where have you been al this time?!

General consensus of women here study either Industrial or Chemical Engineering.
O rly? Haven't noticed yet since I haven't stated my chemE courses yet. Tons of women in organic chemistry though. Kind of surprised me.
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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
#43
Hello fellow Engineers.

3rd Year BEng Electronic and Communications Engineer here

I know **** all, so don't ask me questions

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#44
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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?

Not at all. There are generally periodic exams on several chapters of material, which count for maybe 20-30% of the grade combined, and then at the end of the course there's a final exam which covers all the material in the course, and that counts for 20-30% alone. The amount of periodic exams varies from course to course; my chemistry class has five exams and then a final, whereas my ECE class only has two, and then the final.
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#45
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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...


and which would be the hardest/best?
#48
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7MMGmHnuB8

There's my current project.
Can you explain what's going on there?
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I'm good with math.

a0/2 + ∑ an cos(nπx/L) + bn sin(nπx/L)

ĤΨ(x,t) = iħ ∂Ψ(x,t)/∂t
σx σp ≥ h/2
#49
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Can you explain what's going on there?


Yup, putting it simply the rotating section is made of mild steel, which obviously has a different reluctance (permeability) of the air. It has "teeth" along it's edge, ie it's not smooth. Call this the trigger wheel.

The cylinder pointing at it is also mildsteel, but on it's end is a neodymium permanent magnet (approx 1200 gauss, or 0.12 Tesla) and along it is an 175 turn coil of wire. Call this the VRS (variable reluctance sensor).

As the magnet is only 2mm from the trigger wheel the magnetic field passes through the trigger wheel, but as the trigger wheel rotates so the teeth mean that it "moves" further from the magnetic field and it's reluctance affects the magnetic field less.

This means that as the wheel rotates the magnetic field changes.

Now as faradays law of induction (I think it's this one) tells us an electro-motive force is induced in a charge carrier perpendicular to a changing magnetic field. Ie because the magnetic field perpendicular to the coil is changing a voltage is induced.

This is the voltage you see on the oscilloscope (the sine wave)

edit - The reason there's a PCB on there is the other part of that device, it's also a rotary encoder. The pcb has copper tracks that carbon brushes were meant to run along, and the tracks alternate between copper and plastic, so conductive and non-conductive. This would produce binary words representing angles of rotation. However I never managed to get the brushes, so that part is untested.

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#51
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First year EE just finishing up now. Did great so far but chem is going to rapez me hard

I don't want to sound like a suck-up, but I wanted to say that I've always admired your amp building work in the GB&C forum, and I aspire to have a similar level of knowledge and experience some day.

Just thought I'd say it while I had the opportunity.
#52
Was a Chemical engineer, but switched two years ago to Biomedical engineering. its much better. has elements of medicine, mech e, EE, mechanics, chemical engineering and programming
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#53
I'm in year 11 right now, and I want to do engineering in university (thats 2.5 years from now).

You guys are my inspiration...

#54
second semester of computer engineering. doing decent in classes tho i could totally be doing better
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#56
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TU Munich.

which is also the most expensive.


That's where I study
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#57
Going into Final Year of EE. I just got the okay for my senior project which has a lot to do with trying to design a transistor based amplifier to mimic tube sound. Its not digitizing the sound in anyway, but rather biasing the transistors in such a way, and controlling the input, so that they clip the waveforms similar to the way that a triode does.
#58
Glad to have graduated with my ME degree a year ago. You'll be happy when it's over.
#59
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Going into Final Year of EE. I just got the okay for my senior project which has a lot to do with trying to design a transistor based amplifier to mimic tube sound. Its not digitizing the sound in anyway, but rather biasing the transistors in such a way, and controlling the input, so that they clip the waveforms similar to the way that a triode does.

I heard that the reason tube amps sound the way they do is because they amplify both odd and even harmonics (or create odd and even harmonics due to clipping, I don't remember exactly) whereas solid state amps produce mostly just odd harmonics.

Is any of this true?
#61
I'm thinking of doing "Computer Science" when i get to uni, is that some sort of engineering?
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#63
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I'm thinking of doing "Computer Science" when i get to uni, is that some sort of engineering?



Well usually computer science and engineering are tied into the same department. They were at my university anyway. There's Also computer engineering I believe which I don't know the difference from computer science.
#64
I decide to go down the engineering path two years ago, of course im in the spanish educational system so I started bachiller tecnologico which once passed allows me access to engineering in university. But unfortunatly I will not be able to finish this course seeing as I will be moving back to england after living in Spain for 7 years, but I have spoken with windsor collage and my grades from the ESO (Obligatory Secondary Education) are more than enough to allow me to do any form of an engineering course in collage, so i'll be heading there in july to apply for a full time course
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#66
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Thanks guys, it helps to have an outside opinion.
#67
Wow Corey, you should have just gone right in to the trades as an electrician. My dad pulls in $100,000 a year without factoring in the overtime (and he gets a lot of overtime, so the actual amount can get insanely high, more around the $170,000-200,000 range, and there are any major shutdowns). Let me put some perspective on how good the pay is: One of his good buddies is a specialist surgeon. They sat down and did the math and it took the surgeon until he was 52 to make the same amount my dad makes, and my dad needed nothing other than a High School diploma to get in. Plus my dad works a comfy maintenance job, he works about one hour each shift unless something goes wrong (which happens about once a week, but Petro Can are a bunch of morons), after that they just do whatever, since they bring in contractors unless there is an emergency. So, when you are stressing over your exams, just remember that my dad will probably still make more money than you after you've been working for 20+ years, and he will do considerably less work. The pension doesn't hurt either.

tl;dr: electrician > electrical engineer. Just throwing that out there.

EDIT: Oh yeah, just my opinion by the way. Not trying to hate, just sayin'.
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#68
I have a degree and a master in computer engineering and I'm currently doing my phd in computer graphics.

I don't have vacations.
#69
Doesn't work like that in the UK sorry mate. Electricians earn about £16k before training, £22k afterwards.

I can't see an Electrician without a degree earning more than £30k in this country. Unless they ran their own business, then he can earn whatever his contracters pay him.

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#70
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Doesn't work like that in the UK sorry mate. Electricians earn about £16k before training, £22k afterwards.

I can't see an Electrician without a degree earning more than £30k in this country. Unless they ran their own business, then he can earn whatever his contracters pay him.

I'm speaking from personal experience, I'm from Canada not the UK.
Sucks to be an Electrician in the UK I guess.
#71
I'm an engineer and I have yet to drive a train.
Electronics Engineering and Avionics Engineering.

I spend most of my time troubleshooting and repairing flight control systems.
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#72
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I'm speaking from personal experience, I'm from Canada not the UK.
Sucks to be an Electrician in the UK I guess.


Hence I said in the UK

I'm speaking from personal experience too, my cousin and ex-uncle (my aunty and him are divorced) are both electricians. My cousin earns around £22k and my ex-uncle owns the business and earns a considerable amount more.

My grand dads friend is an electronic engineering consultant cos he did it for a long time and people valued his opinion, he's been around the world with his job and made a lot of money in the process. He's the one that gave me the final push to go for it.

I haven't particularly enjoyed the degree, but from what I can gather working in the industry is a bit better. So hopefully it still works out.

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I'm an engineer and I have yet to drive a train.
Electronics Engineering and Avionics Engineering.

I spend most of my time troubleshooting and repairing flight control systems.


My Dad is not really an engineer (Advanced Automotive Engineer - aka a really good mechanic), but is a train driver

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#73
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My Dad is not really an engineer (Advanced Automotive Engineer - aka a really good mechanic), but is a train driver

Lucky bastard.
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#74
Are there no other biomedical engineers : (
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#77
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First year EE just finishing up now. Did great so far but chem is going to rapez me hard


OMG! Chem got me offguard too. And I'm the one understanding all the hard theory but the math part killed me. Probably passing it with a C or hopefully B.
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#78
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Are there no other biomedical engineers : (

I was going to do biomedical engineering over electrical, but the schools I could go to didn't offer anything more than a minor in biomedical.
#79
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+1

audio engineers and the engineers being discussed are quite different

i think the ts was referring professional engineers of design, but im not sure.

anyways representing mechanical engineering here, exams are right now, and i really hated this year. (2nd year)


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studying electricity and its behaviour in magnetic fields.
did that last year, no joke, my least favourite thing i have ever learnt, and i hope to never have to do it again. charged plates and electron velocity etc, not fun at all.
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#80
Where is all my Audio Engineers at?

.... well I guess we can't all be winners
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