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What classes do I have to take to become an Engineer? =)

I'm asking this question so i can be a successful Engineer and have my own shop for cars and own cars I have built like classic cars. #engineering #automobile #high-performance-cars #car-design #classic-cars #paint-jobs


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Matt’s Answer

If you would like to become an engineer just so that you can have a lot of cars that probably isn't the greatest motivation to get you through 4 years of undergraduate school. However if you wanted a course list here is one from U of M, http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/academics/bulletin/courses. My advice on the subject of having a shop full of cars and classic cars would be to learn how to work on them by being a mechanic and also learn how to run a business.
I also have this dream and am currently working towards it myself :)


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Danny’s Answer

If your passion is cars, look into degrees that focus on automotive engineering. But if you want to have your own shop it is important to learn what it takes to run a business. Try to find other business owners and automotive engineers to find out how they were successful. And consider taking business classes to understand the fundamentals of being a business owner.


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Luis "Lou"’s Answer

Math, Physics and Chemistry are all good classes to take. Depending on the kind of engineer you want tobe then you can figure what classes to really focus on. However, Calculus, Geometry and Trigonometry will be key regardless of the type of engineering.
If restoring old cars is your passion, geometry and trig. will be very useful. A rounded education that includes other sciences, art and history is very important.


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Brunno’s Answer

Hello! It's good to pay attention in the maths, physics and chemistry classes when you are in the elementary and high school. To know more about the car's world go to specific sites like F1. If you know someone who is engineer and works with cars, let's talk. Good luck!


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Yan (Sophia)’s Answer

Hey Giancarlo, it is great to know that you have great passion for cars! So for undergraduate, you can consider engineering degree such as Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering. Also, if you goal is to own your car shop and run the business, it is important to take some business related classes as well, such as marketing, accounting, etc.

So you will have both knowledge about running a business as well as hands-on technical skills.

Good Luck!!

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Simon’s Answer

Mechanical engineering will give you a strong base for problem solving and understanding of machines, but don't forget the practical side. Work at a shop with talented people and earn "hands-on" skills. Creativity and problem solving is the key to a successful engineering career. Good luck


Hi Giancarlo, As others have pointed out, mechanical engineering will give you the foundation you need to design and build cars. I'm not sure what grade you're in, but when I was in high school, I took "Intro to Auto Mechanics," which taught us the basics of car anatomy, mechanics, and repair. It was a great starter course—maybe your school offers something similar. But don't stop there. If you want to own your own shop some day, you'll need a solid understanding of business and math. Some good first classes in those areas include accounting and business management. Good luck! Jess Sand

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Tom’s Answer

Study mechanical engineering


http://study.com/automotive_design_schools.html


Hello! It's good to pay attention in the maths, physics and chemistry classes when you are in the elementary and high school. To know more about the car's world go to specific sites like F1. If you know someone who is engineer and works with cars, let's talk. Good luck! Brunno Guedes

Thank you for the advice Gavan D.

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