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What are the things to learn in mechanical engineering?

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Brayden’s Answer

Hello!
I wouldn't say math is something you excel at in order to be an engineer. As an engineer you do much more than subtraction, addition, multiplication, etc and you simple use it as a tool to help model how something behaves. I know when I started in engineering I wasn't great but it was something that I liked doing so that helped me stay committed to try and be better. I know many students that started in some of the lowest math courses that area offered at a university so being bad at math isn't something to worry about. You just need to understand that it might take you a little longer (additional math courses) until you begin taking some of your upper division engineering courses.
As I was saying before you as you get further that math becomes a tool that you use to understand how objects operate in a specific situation and that is truly when you understand the power that mathematics has. I would say that the biggest thing to focus on is your simple algebra skills like addition and subtraction. I always find myself messing up on the simple math, slipping a negative sign, etc. So if you focus on those things then I see no issue excelling in engineering!

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Benito Jr!

I myself wasn't strong in math when I started in engineering school. As an engineer, you will learn math. There are many additional skills you will need as well. Do you like to write? You will do your share of technical writing. You will also learn to read and create technical drawings. Of course there's software for this and it's actually fun! Are you good a problem solving? Do you have mechanical aptitude? You'll also need skills like attention to detail and time management. Are you team oriented? Of course you'll have to work independently as well, but most projects are team based. Basically, every you learn in school comes in handy when you go into engineering! Especially math, science and english!

Hope this helps!
Mark

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Fabíola’s Answer

Benito,

Most Mechanical engineering schools will have courses in the following areas: CAD, Fluid Dynamics, Statics, Mechanics, Manufacturing and Materials. You will need to take Calculus I and II. So Math will be required. When applying for schools, look for the ones teaching more up-to-date curriculum as the field is changing rapidly: Systems engineering, some computer science and electronics and additive manufacturing capabilities.

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Parminder’s Answer

Mechanical Engg teaches you the concept of size, space, timing and relativity between all of them. It teaches you how to be predictable about the outcome of a situation given the input variables..
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