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what does someone need to become a engineer?

I'm asking to find out how to become a engineer because I want to become one in the future #engineer #technology

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The single most important thing you need to be an engineer is perseverance. Typically, you will need to be accepted to, and complete, a rigorous bachelor's program involving many advanced math, science, and general and applied engineering courses. To start down this path, you will need to show a moderate to strong performance in related classes in high school.

It's my opinion that anyone can do this--it's just a matter of how bad you want it and how hard you're willing to work. Engineers are compensated well because not many people are not able or willing to go through engineering school.

Once you graduate and become an engineer in the field, you will need that perseverance even more! Your job will literally be to solve problems plaguing the world...whether you are working on ways to produce clean energy or simply trying to design a more efficient plumbing system for a building. You will work with many types of people, not all of whom you will understand easily or get along with. You will likely have to stand up for your technical opinions and support your claims. Even though you'll hold an engineering degree, you will still have to learn A LOT almost EVERY DAY just to stay up to date with evolving technologies and methods. On top of all of this, you will need to understand the business aspect of engineering to the point where you don't negatively undermine your own goals or those of your employer.

Engineering is a very rewarding career. And as an engineer, you will have more opportunity than most to shape the world. However it takes a lot of perseverance, hard work, and drive to achieve this. Best of luck to you!

Last updated Oct 04 '16 at 20:53

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Engineering is about solving problems. There are several types of engineers so please read all of these posts. We all have different backgrounds and have different requirements to become an engineer. In some fields, a person can have the designation of P.E., or professional engineer. This requires a certain amount of hours under the supervision of someone with this designation and signifies you are a practicing professional engineer. This is in addition to one's academic credentials. Different types of engineers include civil engineers, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, electrical engineers, network engineers, all of these have varying requirements but all involve rigorous training in math, science, and technology. The common aspect is problem solving. Having the ability to solve problems through the use of math, science, and technology. You will need to determine what type of engineer you want to be and enroll in a school with that curriculum.

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  • Google the different types of of engineering careers then find schools that offer that curriculum. This will give you an idea of the preperation needed to become an engineer. As mentioned, the requirements do vary depending on what type of engineer you want to become.
Last updated Aug 04 at 14:22

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Engineering is one of the top career opportunities in the world today. It is also one of the most competitive. Try to get to the highest levels of education and degrees that you can accomplish and it will work itself out

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Before I answer, I need to know what kind of engineering you are interested in.

Last updated May 29 '16 at 15:14

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