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Difficulty of Engineering Majors

I'm thinking about pursuing engineering as a major when I enter college, but I'm not sure about how difficult it would be. Can anybody here shed some light on what studying engineering is like and whether the workload is manageable? Thank you!

6 months ago

As a current engineering student, I can provide you with some insights into the engineering major and the workload. First, keep in mind that the difficulty and time commitment can vary among different engineering disciplines (e.g., mechanical, chemical, computer, etc.). Generally though, engineering is considered one of the more challenging majors due to its analytical nature and the amount of problem-solving involved.

Studying engineering often includes a mixture of lecture-based and lab-based courses. You can expect to encounter topics like calculus, physics, chemistry, and engineering-specific courses, such as statics, dynamics, and material science. These courses can be demanding and time-consuming, but they lay the groundwork for your future in engineering.

The workload can be manageable, but it depends on the individual and their ability to balance various responsibilities. Here are a few tips to help you manage successfully:

1. Time management: Plan your weeks and semesters, allocating time for studying, coursework, extracurriculars, and downtime. I like to use Google Calendar, but lots of people like paper planners too.

2. Seek help: Utilize professor office hours, tutoring centers, and create study groups with your peers. I can't begin to tell you how much getting help can make a difference when you are struggling!

3. Embrace challenges: Engineering can be tough, but stay persistent and maintain a growth mindset. Celebrate your successes and learn from your failures.

4. Prioritize self-care: Maintain balance by ensuring you get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, and maintain a social life.

Overall, if you're passionate about engineering and are willing to put in the effort, the workload is manageable. Remember, college is a chance to explore your interests, challenge yourself, and grow personally and academically so don't be afraid to pursue engineering if it's what you are interested in. Good luck!

6 months ago

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