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What advice would you give someone who wants to go to college for engineering

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Katy’s Answer

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Take as much math and science in high school as you can. These are the foundations of engineering with your freshman year classes in college consisting of calculus, physics and chemistry regardless of which branch of engineering you are pursuing. Also, if your high school offers trade courses, you might explore taking a drafting course, or an electronics course, or a carpentry course depending on what branch of engineering you are considering. I was extremely fortunate to have a drafting teacher who taught drafting by design and it got me hooked on engineering. Check in with your counselor to see what colleges are requiring for engineering student applications (for example, I had to scramble to take chemistry my senior year in high school because I had skipped it due to scheduling conflicts, and I had to take math and science based Achievement Tests).

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Bettina’s Answer

depends on type of Engineer or Field of Engineer you want to be


if for Computer Science - MIT, Stanford, Univ of California Berkeley
if for BioMedical Engineering - MIT, Boston University
if for Robotics - look for centers of excellence like Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Univ of California Berkeley
as examples, etc...


decide field of interest then google search, check out academic papers, ask alumni for help, advise


I'm no College expert, but use your college office in your high school or use this Org. between all of us, we can help point you.


hope this helps.

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Michael’s Answer

Start thinking about what type of engineering you want to do now. I had to declare this in my first year.

The curriculum for an engineering degree is often more structured than for other types of degrees; less choice about what classes to take than one would find in a different major. It will probably include a lower level physics and chemistry class regardless of the type of engineering. Expect lots of math. In the later years, it will be more focused on the specific type of engineering.

I recommend using the few unrestricted elective classes you will have as opportunities to learn about something you are interested in that is not related to your major. College is a once in a lifetime opportunity for such experiences. You will have the option to take some very advanced classes both within and outside your major. These can be good, but make sure you are really interested in the subject matter. It's a lot easier to handle a large workload if you enjoy it. Don't overwhelm yourself. Engineering is a difficult major already. And it's worth the effort.



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