Does engineering get harder when you become a junior/senior in college?
I am currently studying engineering and I am approaching my junior year of college. I am nervous that I am going to be overwhelmed by the course load. I want to become an engineer so badly but I get scared for the amount of work it will take.
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Sharing that I mostly agree with the previous answers that have been provided. It was my experience that the first two years of my college journey were challenging...lots of calculus and physics. Have to say that the subjects weren't what I expected in terms of exciting fields of engineering study :). But they were absolutely necessary and helpful as I moved into my more specialized courses. I began taking a few specialized courses specific to my engineering major in the second half of my second year. As I began to take these more specialized courses, my interest began to grow which led me to participate and engage more with classmates, teaching assistants and my professors.
In general, I think you will find that whether it is school or work, things seem/feel easier when you have a genuine interest in what you are doing/learning.
Best of luck to you!
Upper level engineering coursework is more relevant to your chosen field and generally more interesting than what you learn in intro classes. Importantly though, upper level coursework BUILDS on what you've already learned. You will be applying much of the knowledge you possess from the intro level courses to problems that are specific to your chosen discipline. You will certainly encounter new things too, but remember, two years ago the entire university experience was likely a new thing to you! You've made it this far, don't doubt yourself. I think if you keep plugging along you'll look back one day amazed at what you've achieved.