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Civil Engineering Job Market by Whitey Chingerfot - Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:36:00 EST ID:aJcsBsIH No.5585 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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To any civil engineers here. Is the civil engineering job market bad still? From my perspective it seems it isn't good, even after the upturn in the economy. I've been applying and applying and applying. I got my bachelor's in 2009 when everything was shit. After a year of nothing I decided to get my master's to put give myself something extra and to add depth to my understanding of structural and geotechnical.

I got my masters in 2012 and I'm still applying for jobs and nothing. I need money, badly. I apply not only to engineering jobs but also menial jobs (clerical, administrative, data entry, fast food, etc. etc.) and nothing. I've only gotten 4 interviews the past year and none panned out. Nobody will tell me why I wasn't a good candidate for the position I applied for except one person. It seems I put myself in a shit situation by trying to make myself more valuable. I can't seem to get menial jobs because I'm over qualified or they think I'm going to leave them right away because I'll get something better so why waste time on me (which is shit because I would be working with them for a long time because nobody will give me a job!) I can't get engineering jobs that I want because I don't have 10 years experience for an entry level position and usually those positions have dozens if not hundred's of applicants. I love math/science and applying them. I'm absolutely ethical and want to apply myself to something. I'm teaching myself programming and more autocad through online tutorials to try not to feel useless. I'm getting close to giving up and getting quite depressed.
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Doris Sinningway - Wed, 08 May 2013 10:09:56 EST ID:jXz0120i No.5629 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Having similar trouble and I'm a EE. I got below a 3.00 so I'm a pretty hard sale for actual EE design.

I'm probably going to start lying for production and processing jobs. I've had some interviews for being an EE in a factory, and I think I fuck up the question about "would you like to do design in the future" I'm an EE, so of course I say yes. Then they inform me that they don't really do design work, etc.

Then no call back.

I'm pretty sure they're using that question to screen me out because they assume I'm going to leave as soon as I find a good design job.


Sometimes I really hate engineering. Not the work, but bullshit like that. Everyone talks about integrity in engineering, but what the shit am I suppose to say? Who the fuck goes into engineering so they can work in a factory? Who doesn't have a dream job past the shit they apply for out of school?
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Clara Gippertudge - Wed, 08 May 2013 23:29:34 EST ID:o8geA/Mk No.5630 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got my masters in 2011. I worked for about a year at a part time (24h/wk at $12/hr) job before finding my current position (salaried at ~$60k/yr). My job right out of my degree came from a connection I made shortly before I graduated.

Every month past you earning your degree that you go unemployed, you become worth less and less to a potential employer. Your employability boost from being a recent graduate starts to run out after 4-6 months and completely evaporates 12-18 months from your graduation.

OP, are you searching for jobs nationally or locally? If you have a masters, you should search nationally (or even internationally, depending on where you live). Don't be afraid to leave wherever it is you live now to get that job you want.
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Rebecca Blebberwill - Fri, 10 May 2013 19:06:58 EST ID:7O7aPdgX No.5633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5585
Look for Job prospects that best suit your degree in your area? Idk what to te you dude. Salaries usually can be negotiate to a certain degree and remember that not everything is for everybody
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Fuck Hugglespear - Fri, 10 May 2013 19:35:14 EST ID:1/2btBQ1 No.5634 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5633
>>Salaries usually can be negotiate to a certain degree

not if this is your first engineering job out of college. Better take what you can fucking get.
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Matilda Cezzlewuck - Mon, 22 Jul 2013 03:53:37 EST ID:/NTrWyY0 No.5809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5606

This is useful information.

My co-worker had 3 degrees, bachelors in marketing, bachelors in human resources and a masters in some environmental shit and she told me she had to take her degrees off her resume in order not seem like someone who is just going to leave.


bigpharma by Eliza Turveyshaw - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 02:36:52 EST ID:jC1Gg2e5 No.5742 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Eng I am so pissed off

I'm a first year engr student, and I'm not the best when I get into an exam room (study hard, but usually dont do amazing)

I am a devoted hobby chemist and I exceed at recreational substance manufacture. Sourcing restricted chemicals, getting in equipment and etc. MDMA,MDA,amphet,methamphet,GHB,alkyl nitrites.

If it's interesting I'm working towards it.

What annoys me is that I can never use this on a CV

I want to do chemgineering and work in pharmaceuticals.

Do pharma companies look for chemgineers in this area of interest?

Or will they just give me the look that 95% of society would
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Wesley Fessleheg - Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:10:29 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5764 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5754
This gave me an idea, maybe OP can claim to have read a bunch of books (which has probably happened by now) and show his interest in the field, and present that as a skillset for a job.

The thing is these pharm guys have to get jobs somewhere, and if making the drugs at your place is illegal, then they had to get a job to make them first, so they really can't expect OP to have samples or physical evidence (lol).

I'd say definitely track down someone that does the job you want, and find out more about how they got it.
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Hugh Pedgemut - Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:25:22 EST ID:UROBlDJg No.5765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5758
hahaha yeah fuck that

"you do one of the most illegal things in federal law and I'll sell it for you for a big cut. If I get busted, I'll roll on you so I can get away with little or no sentence. Sound good?"

I think presenting this at a job interview would be a bad idea, overall. Pharma needs chemgineers so I'll just keep an eye out and take anything if it comes along

Something interesting though, heliozimt is a german fragrance product. Its 50% piperonal and the remainder is cinnamic alcohol. Bisulfite adduct to seperate out the piperonal, then make mdp2np, then reduce using iron powder to mdp2p, then on to mda or mdma. This heliozimt is available on that great intl auction site too. Far better than tracking down safrole, or methylating MDA(which is a bastard as it continues to methylate past one C)
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Ernest Tillinghood - Fri, 28 Jun 2013 02:09:05 EST ID:+XFainEW No.5768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5742
>no mention of the literal industrial byproduct estrogen mimicking chemicals present in all plastic food containers and soy products
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John Blenderson - Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:42:21 EST ID:mCS3dD2d No.5771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, drugs are cool, but if you come here seeking approval then you're going to be in federal prison before you find the steady job that will let you settle down.
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John Blenderson - Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:44:59 EST ID:mCS3dD2d No.5772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5742
OP, read Alexander Shulgin and keep it legit


RG6, dual, tri, or quad shield by Faggy Tillingwell - Fri, 03 May 2013 11:16:00 EST ID:WqMK7Yu4 No.5617 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I posted this over in /tech/, but this might be a better section for it.

The wife and I are moving to our first home in a few weeks. There are no existing coax outlets anywhere in the house, so I plan on doing the wiring myself. I contemplated having the cable company do it for us, but from what I understand, most of them will make external penetrations into any room that needs an outlet, and I don't really want them drilling a bunch of holes into our house lol. Also, in our living room, I'd like the outlet on an internal wall that they wouldn't be able to get to otherwise.

Anyway, the house is a balloon frame type house, so in wall wiring should be really easy. I'm planning on doing 4 home runs (3 bedrooms and the living room) to the attic or basement (haven't decided which yet), and just asking the cable company to bring the service in there so they only need to make 1 penetration.

I'm planning on using regular RG6/U dual shielded coax... Is this a bad idea? Is there any real reason I should use tri or quad shield for such simple in-house wiring?

I'm planning on splitting them as follows:
1 2 way splitter
1 3 way splitter

-3.5db to one of the bedrooms (my office) where I'll have the cable modem
-7db to the living room where we'll have the high def tv
-10.5db to the 2 remaining bedrooms, where I don't foresee ever installing HD boxes.
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Take up heat and make electricity. by Hamilton Sunnerpid - Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:16:42 EST ID:vNGGqnA0 No.5262 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would it be possible to build a device that can take the heat from the air and make electriity from it?
I read about a diode that emitted more energy than the electricity that was put in and it did it by cooling the air around it but i can't remember where i read it.

I am talking about regular air temperatures so it couldn't boil water and drive a turbine.
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Graham Honeygold - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:31:53 EST ID:LovN/bXl No.5578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5574
I thought this, but Samuel's article suggests otherwise.
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Nigger Worthingson - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:37:37 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5354
not an expert on the subject or anything but it seems legit
awesome
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Augustus Blinningkun - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:16:51 EST ID:CkPPA1F2 No.5583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If heat from relativly low temperatures could be harnessed then there is energy everywhere to just take. Also if the heat from electrical devices could be put back into the device then it would need a very small input of energy. It would be good in many ways.
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Fuck Giggleville - Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:50:42 EST ID:GKyi9Vnn No.5602 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is a device that takes the heat from air. it's called a wind turbine. wind is created by diffusion of hot and cold airs all around the world. the sun heats the hot air, and that air flows to cooler aired areas, creating a flow. Turbines take the momentum from that heated wind and turn that power into usable energy. thus cooling off the air it was taken from
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Graham Fussletitch - Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:36:00 EST ID:na3H4o6F No.5603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_updraft_tower

But it would be FUCK RIGHT OFF big.


Magic car bunghole by Jenny Clayridge - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 04:47:14 EST ID:4EHoLFFG No.5589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I already showed this to /chem/, but I think this could be torn apart some more, and it falls under /tesla/'s purview, so let fly.
http://boards.420chan.org/vroom/res/26841.php

Basically, this guy's friend just fell off the turnip wagon and wants to invest in magical car assholes forged from a special alloy of unobtanium, handwavium, and pure, weapons-grade balonium.
http://www.z55555.ca/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Ded9eoxIM

Apparently it works because of atoms, and oxygen, and fucking magnets.
And if you don't believe in z55555, it's because your primitive intellect wouldn't understand allys and compositions and things with molecular structures.
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Sidney Fobberspear - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:54:58 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this motherfucking picture
http://www.z55555.ca/index_htm_files/583.png
you decrease airflow like a raging motherfucker with that bitch, you`ll get less oxygen in you engine. I believe that turbo compressors do the opposite and have been proven effective technology. this can never work from a technical perspective, let alone the bullshit on molecular level
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Hamilton Sirringnine - Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:09:00 EST ID:mbW+t54X No.5597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ive found a knockoff already, lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRxTwzOvS7Q
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Matilda Higglefag - Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:03:56 EST ID:afgIB1td No.5598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
read the technical page, haven't laughed that hard in a while
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Ernest Wacklesidge - Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:23:45 EST ID:CnxBC+8U No.5599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5598
What scares me is most average consumers will believe that shit.


Food dehydrator by Barnaby Clondermedge - Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:35:14 EST ID:8n/Y7E8q No.5559 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am thinking about building a food dehydrator. There are many very simple plans on the internet that use an incandescent light bulb or an old hairdryer or similar things to heat up the insides of a simple wooden box with a door and space for racks on which to place food.

But the best food dehydrators on the market have adjustable thermostats. So if I wanted one of those I'd have to make or construct a simple thermostat to put inside that can switch the heat on and off depending on the temperature. Any thoughts on where to source this or how to make a one?
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Isabella Chittingkan - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:59:05 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5581
d'oh, i forgot,

you'd create a variable temperature and say
temperature = Convert (data);
instead of what was written above.
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Albert Dimmleham - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:06:56 EST ID:8n/Y7E8q No.5592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5582
This is excellent info, thanks a lot. I know programming, I know C pretty well and as I understand there is a compiler for most microcontrollers out there. Can you recommend a cheap microcontroller? Will it maybe be easier to use some flavour of the arduino?
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Albert Dimmleham - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:09:24 EST ID:8n/Y7E8q No.5593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5592
I didn't mean to sound cocky there, sorry about ballsing up the atmosphere of the place.

I'll keep you posted on my progress in the matter.
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Hamilton Sallysag - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:50:00 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5593
Nonsense good sir,

I think some version of the arduino will be fine. No sense buying a microcontroller with lots of features like wifi, OLED screens or onboard speakers if you're just going to have it operating a custom appliance.

I saw that TI was releasing this the other day.
$13 is not a bad fucking price at all for a microcontroller.

It supports floating point, contains 12-bit ADCs and flash-programmable EEPROM.

You'll want to look in some electronics places for high temperature wire and high temperature thermoresistors or even active temp sensors if you'd like.

I think this has its own compiler or API, but Keil Microvision will work too and the demo is free. It has a software size limitation but I've written programs more complicated than this under that limit.
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Hamilton Sallysag - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:50:20 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5595
Ah crap, forgot the link.
https://estore.ti.com/Tiva-C-LaunchPad.aspx


Energy yo by Ernest Bunshit - Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:10:10 EST ID:u/kJ3r46 No.5477 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Current second year chemical engineering major...
Anyone know a better way to turn work into energy, or vice versa, other than the steam cycle? That would solve our energy problems.
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Martin Dremblestone - Sat, 13 Apr 2013 01:39:13 EST ID:GKyi9Vnn No.5564 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the only energy that we can truly harness responsibly is heat from the sun, in whatever form it shows itself. whether it be focusing rays, solar cells, or wind
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Lydia Mammlestone - Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:31:00 EST ID:LovN/bXl No.5566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5564
All energy we can harness is derived by the sun.
Well, nuclear comes from other suns, but w/e.
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Lydia Mammlestone - Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:32:27 EST ID:LovN/bXl No.5567 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean derived from the sun, give us back delete, nb, etc.
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Jenny Pickham - Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:30:14 EST ID:N+m0RwSh No.5570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There are all sorts of ways to turn heat into useful forms of energy. It's just that the steam cycle is still the most efficient for large scale power generation. Cars turn heat into work without steam. They're way more compact, but they're not nearly as efficient.
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Jenny Clayridge - Thu, 25 Apr 2013 05:25:02 EST ID:4EHoLFFG No.5590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5566
What about geothermal?


Audio Electronics by Nell Bruffingsudge - Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:34:50 EST ID:m7gIZk3I No.5556 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been interested in the subject for some time now and started my first project. Without proper research, just my own vision.
I bought a new bass since the old one was cheap shit. However the old one had more powerful EQ. Both have active pickups. I figured I've got no use for the old bass so I'd take the hardware out, put it in a box and run my new bass signal through it.

At first I got signal go through connecting TRS cable to the OUT wires with tape and the signal IN came from Bare, Yellow or Black inside those grey fat ones (both hold inside yellow, black, white, red and bare (white and red are grounds I guess, since they have been connected together with tape at the end of the fat one, fucking chinese engineers). Hope this made sense.

No matter where I made the signal go (yellow, black, bare or all of them) the knobs didn't alter the sound. Battery connected or not didn't make a difference. So what I'm asking here is, are these knobs controlling the pickups so that the pickup alter the EQ levels, if so, what does the chip do? I think the four knobs are low end, mid/high end eq's, volume and pickup mix.

Now when I try to connect it the same way it just spits out buzzing sound.
<- Messy picture

Feel free to point me in right direction. Where can I study this shit? What am I doing wrong?
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Doris Trotridge - Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:06:27 EST ID:buTeoEHV No.5557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5556
When you took the EQ out of the first guitar what did it look like?

>So what I'm asking here is, are these knobs controlling the pickups so that the >pickup alter the EQ levels, if so, what does the chip do?
Since everything is plugged into the board and they're active pickups, it's a safe bet to say that's where everything is being filtered or boosted from, as well as the volume most likely.

It's hard to tell what everything is, but I would assume the signal flow would go something like this:
Pickups -> pickup selector -> tone knobs -> volume knob -> out.

Now since it seems this is an active circuit it's possible those pots are just controlling the chip to do the tone controls, but I just realized, I'm not sure if any of this will matter.

Are you trying to connect the output of your new bass with the input of this and then send THAT to the amp?
That won't work quite as well if at all because the circuit is probably expecting an unamplified signal, and this EQ/preamp amplifies it.
If it does work, like say reducing the level before going back in.I think connecting that many components in line could add some serious noise to your sound, not to mention turning down a signal and then re amplifying it can be really noisy.
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Unsure by Eliza Berryworth - Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:26:24 EST ID:jhIUsBBF No.5547 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /tesla/
I am currently 19 and am thinking about trying to major in engineering. I like seeing how things work, and did fairly well in math and science in high school. But I am extremely uneasy about making such a commitment (6-8 years?) and dropping ~50k for tuition and say... ~70k for living expenses for those total 6-8 years. I also hear engineers have nearly no free time during college.

I don't know what to do. Is this normal to have to drop that much money with loans? Is that what some of you are doing? And how did you figure out if engineering was the right path for you?
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Isabella Fonnercocke - Sat, 06 Apr 2013 02:23:15 EST ID:h/f6Un+K No.5549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5547
>6-8 years?
only if you take 12 hours a semester and have 3+ co-ops, its pretty reasonable to finish in 4-5 years with one co-op. most of my expenses were covered by scholarships and some money from my parents so ill be graduating debt free, ~50k is about right for a state sponsored uni, living expenses depend on where you live. the last 3 semesters have been pretty stressful with work I only go out once a week or so.
I would have been happy with math, physics, comp sci, or any engineering but chemical, I settled on mechanical engineering because my school has a very good engineering program, and it's easy to find jobs in my area, but there's a fairly good demand for them in most parts of the country if I decide to move later.
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Cedric Dobbermud - Sat, 06 Apr 2013 03:52:33 EST ID:r+me8oJ/ No.5550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As stated before, it's a 4 year program. I did a Mechanical/Electrical degree and it took 4.5 years because I was an idiot and got involved with a Sorority girl who turned out to be a whore. If you can, live at home - it costs $8,000 a year in Canada for Engineering tuition, and I paid it all off by working in the Oil Sands.

You only don't have time if you can't manage it. I was able to go drinking once or twice a week with my study habits, just make sure you stay on top of your work.

Also, being able to do math pretty well in High School is a good indication of you being able to learn the more advanced stuff. Just don't go in all hot shit like a lot of people, because in the end, it's not what you learned from high school, it's the process of how you learned it.


electroplating by Lillian Geblingdod - Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:27:49 EST ID:w2QHIx2p No.5544 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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is it possible to paint something in silver flake paint and then electroplate it? Are paints conductive enough?


This shit, what the fuck is it? by Nigel Fanbury - Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:49:00 EST ID:+k5EaOMo No.5535 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What the fuck is this shit?
http://wehaslinks.com/ebooks/12022
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Fanny Dudgechod - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:44:09 EST ID:1DGCppat No.5537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5535

>Fuelless gravity engine

I smell shiiiiiiite! Sounds like some crackpot perpetual motion engine.
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David Crundlestadge - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:56:32 EST ID:4TXNiIqH No.5538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5537
Nope, not even close.

It's a crackpot free energy engine.
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Phineas Higglesin - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:25:20 EST ID:wai1gVQN No.5539 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5538

free energy machines are called perpetual motion machines in thermo
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Archie Cricklepork - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:41:28 EST ID:ND8I/rne No.5542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My boss told me all about free energy and how it's everywhere and big oil doesn't want us to know. I hate agreeing in fear of losing my job. 1 word rebuttal: Thermodynamics.
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David Foddlehood - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:51:47 EST ID:AInfxL6X No.5543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
op it's scam peddled by someone who understands neither thermodynamics nor four-bar linkage design.


Choices choices by Nicholas Dingerlock - Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:33:05 EST ID:JHZsD1Ts No.5285 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So soon I will need to make a choice. I am studying a general engineering course, but soon I will have to decide which course I want to do next year. Right now it's between

"Computer, Communications and Computer Engineering" and "Mechanical Engineering"

I love programming and find computers fascinating but I find the problems in mechanics very intuitive and I like mechanics.

Can anyone help me with some information on these two specialities? Any pros/cons?
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Jenny Blonderstat - Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:38:46 EST ID:U8RLD8ms No.5304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Im doing a double degree in both of those! comp sci and mech eng.

The mech has always been easier for me, due to the huge amount of memorization present in comp sci.
However, i am a far superior engineer because of my programming skills. So much of Mechanical engineering has been based off of empirical testing that many engineers can scrape by without programming well. With new technology, many of these fields are evolving to use computational solving. Finite element analysis, fluid dynamics, even stress and strain modeling for beams can be approximated with greater accuracy and without the massive "fudge" factor that used to be necessary.
However, with hindsight i now wish i had simply finished mechanical before doing the programming, as I'm very broke and I'd love to have a ring on my finger and a good job. On the other hand, i can actually make you a robot competently without going DURR DURR gearing? or DURR DURR computers?

TLDR Mech eng, but program in your spare time; its pretty damn useful.
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Edwin Bunshaw - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:12:13 EST ID:nwxojBqh No.5307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5304
Ive done some leisure time programing but unless you intend go into robotics or write fea or cfd programs I don't see it being necessary/particularly benificial for a mechanical engineer.
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Jenny Smallson - Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:38:49 EST ID:Pjytneps No.5319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Uh..mechatronics ?
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Ebenezer Ciffingfuck - Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:28:24 EST ID:WGWITgF+ No.5540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well im studying mechatronic engineering. its pretty badass. try that.
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Hamilton Pucklefuck - Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:56:27 EST ID:Jr33UkvF No.5541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5319
this


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