Do you need to be good at building objects in engineering besides math?
I'm a junior in high school that wants to major in engineering. I'm also taking classes to achieve my major. However, I wonder if you need to be good at constructing objects in engineering besides being good at math. #engineering #math
You have to take into consideration that math is a type of construction that takes place within your brain. So even if you are not that good at building things physically you will not have that much trouble learning because of this.
This happened to me at high school and now I am a Financial Engineer able to build things in my head and translate them into scripts/programs in python or R.
On a personal level, there's a large crossover between my area of physics and nuclear engineering - arguably I'm sometimes acting more as a nuclear engineer than nuclear physicist. In my role, much of the engineering is large scale stuff that engineers design and simulate and never need to physically touch themselves, but there are occasionally smaller things I need like a positioning stand for a radioactive calibration source, and it's much easier when I have the skills to go straight to the workshop and put something together myself rather than putting together requirements specifications and waiting for the workshop to build when I don't have the necessary skills to do it myself.
So you might say I was more into destroying things that buildings. The primary job of an engineer is to solve problems and find solution for them. As an example, when you see the picture not hanging straight on the wall. Does that bothers you? Do go investigate if the bracket/ nail is put-in straight in the wall or you just let it be. if you investigate, I call you an engineer.
On the other hand, if you think of devising solutions instead of observing behaviors or doing experiments ( which is the primary focus of natural sciences such as medicine), then you know you are inclined towards sciences as opposed to engineering.
This is my 2-cents. I hope that helps.