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what kind of math should i study to be a engineer

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Andrew’s Answer

The short answer to this question is that you need at least to be prepared for college-level math, pre-calculus, before you graduate from high school. The minimal preparation is Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry.

It would be better if you can take Pre-calculus as well as AP Calculus (Calculus AB and Calculus BC) before college too. Many colleges would accept and articulate your AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC into the traditional STEM-track Calculus I and Calculus II if you achieve a score of at least 4 in the AP Calculus course. Calculus I and Calculus II are the gateway to all other math courses you need in engineering.
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Shakita’s Answer

As an Electrical Engineer, I found it helpful to take Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and a full year of Calculus with derivatives and integration prior to entering college. The first three Calculus courses I took in my Engineering studies were familiar to me because I had already mastered most of the concepts in high school.

My high school Calculus teacher was 6 credits away from graduating with her Physics and Engineering degree. She taught me what I needed to know to excel at Georgia Tech, and she taught her classes as if all of her students would become engineers. In fact, out of a class of 12 students, five or more of us became engineers and attended Georgia Tech.

As Andrew stated, "It would be better if you can take Pre-calculus as well as AP Calculus (Calculus AB and Calculus BC) before college too. Many colleges would accept and articulate your AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC into the traditional STEM-track Calculus I and Calculus II if you achieve a score of at least 4 in the AP Calculus course. Calculus I and Calculus II are the gateway to all other math courses you need in engineering."

I took four quarters of Calculus to satisfy my core requirements for Calculus at Georgia Tech. I exempted the 1st Calculus with AP credits.

I hope this helps!
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Lisa’s Answer

Hi Patrick, you need to take Calculus in order to get into colleges with Engineering programs. If you can take BC Calculus rather than AB Calculus, you will be well prepared for the college level Calculus you will need to take once in college. Good luck!
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DaRon’s Answer

Among others, Advance Calculus with analytic geometry, higher levels of Algebra and Trigonometry. Be safe and stay well.
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