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Studying engineering is very easy (?) [Page 7]

MrN  πŸ“… 10.10.2014 01:26:53
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ET3 - Noll! [Let's see who that says what]
bienemaja20  πŸ“… 26.10.2014 13:06:50
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Taunus wrote:
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> Can also be at the university / college.
> We once had a graduate quota of
> only 30% (otherwise I would have been weak
> Students or weak year typed, but this one
> Quota repeated from year to year) and
> on the other hand, the same study of my buddy
> Another university, they had one
> Graduate rate of a good 70%.
>
> @Too easy
> It can actually look something like that, there
> I agree with you. My situation was that
> Similar. First obtained a degree in civil engineering and
> then switched to mechanical engineering. Subjects like
> Chemistry and especially hydraulics, dynamics, higher
> Mathematics, numerical mathematics, especially
> Strength of materials and engineering mechanics, too
> Computer science, CAD, but also building materials theory / customer
> and some physics were totally easy and a lot
> was also recognized. But the non-specialist
> Subjects, especially electronics,
> Control engineering, electrical engineering, thermodynamics
> and physics (Ber. Elektr.) were particularly difficult
> and that was actually like a little,
> To see a completely "new" course of study.
>
> To the topic
> In general, no degree is irrelevant whether medicine, law,
> Engineering or business administration as particularly difficult
> to be classified. It depends on many factors like
> e.g. from the institution or professors as well
> personal factors, such as one's own
> Comprehension, logic, technical understanding,
> Diligence etc. from


I think it depends less on whether "construction" engineering or mechanical engineering was studied. Rather, it depends on the personality. For example, I made a conscious decision to take a master's degree in civil engineering, but I do not take a classic construction subject. How it works? very simple: At the university, each module can be freely chosen and studied at a different university / HS for 1 semester. I chose environmental management (energy technology, air conditioning, water, statistics etc ...... there was also a lot of thermodynamics ... I thought it was possible!) Found statics in construction with my professor MUCH more demanding. ONLY depends on the prof from my point of view. I also looked at TM exams and thermal exams in the field of mechanical engineering at the HS at that time, were significantly easier in terms of level than statics or steel construction, e.g.

For example, I focused my studies on supply and disposal (water, energy). So everything is possible. However, it took a lot of time in the organization.
Hobbit  πŸ“… 20.06.2015 10:41:55
Re: Studying engineering is very easy (?)
Just read through the thread and jerked back in shock when it was said or implied at one point that surveying was not demanding.

Therefore, it should be said at this point that, from a purely mathematical point of view, geodesy is one of the most demanding engineering courses. Most of the time, more advanced mathematics is dealt with there, especially in the area of ​​differential geometry, such as in mechanical or civil engineering studies.

Of course, other "hard chunks" are missing, such as TM, fluid dynamics / mechanics, thermodynamics etc.

But when it comes to earth measurements, adjustment calculations, measurement technology, reference systems and statistics or error theory, you quickly have one of the most mathematically demanding courses of study.
Elebembl  πŸ“… 24.06.2015 23:12:26
Re: studying engineering is very easy (?)
Hello, forum,
Engineer would be something for the typical best in class (a friend). Interests helped him stick with it. (If he had known about the job opportunities, he would certainly not have continued his engineering studies.) It is a question of performance when you feel strong and smart, then there are few individual cliffs where you have to seriously fail completely. Better to do something different, then you are considered a dork who is not stupid (not everyone understands that) because the engineer has struggled so hard and one earns much more elsewhere than as an employed engineer ). Therefore no demos against Merkel's temporary work, who is so "stupid ...".
The Eagle  πŸ“… 07.04.2017 20:49:48
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Wing is by far heavier than a pure mechanical engineering student.
Come to the TU Braunschweig, you will all be taught better.
I write all kick subjects except maths 5 and sit in the same lecture.
Do not underestimate some business exams. One is Production & Logistics and the other is Operations Research. Both exams that were significantly more difficult than Dynamics (TM2). Significantly higher effort with the business subjects. The pure engineers are already crying at materials science that there should be too much to memorize. Then they should see some business exams where 1200 slides have to be memorized.
I can only speak for the TU Braunschweig and Wing is more demanding and much more complex there than purely mechanical engineering.

Regardless of whether math 1-4, statics, strength theory, dynamics, thermodynamics (highest level of difficulty in Germany), or fluid mechanics. As a wing you write all disgusting subjects and plus the economic subjects. The "free" exams are replaced by the business subjects and sometimes with very math-heavy subjects, since as a wing you are also trained very much for sales, production and logistics, complex mathematical modeling with economic interpretation often occurs. The business exams themselves are very technical and not like in pure business administration.
Clear basics such as marketing, corporate management, micro and macro economics, right through to law and finance are normal. All of these subjects supplement just two engineering exams from the first two semesters. There you see the relationship

As a wing at the TU Braunschweig, you study 2/3 an engineering degree (including all disgusting subjects) and 2/3 a technical-mathematical business administration degree.

Makes 4/3 in the summer, so more than just studying so by far more demanding and complex than a pure engineering degree. Oh yes, don't underestimate the business administration exams
There are exams that come close to thermodynamics, for example:
Tax Law or Finance & Auditing.

best regards
The Eagle
Re: studying engineering is very easy (?)
Although this post was a little longer ago, I have to express my opinion on the subject, because so many apparently have no idea what a Wiing degree is. I am now in the third semester and had both maths 1-3 and technical mechanics as well as chemistry, technical representation, thermodynamics, etc. During the course you can deepen your knowledge both economically and technically. The fact that Wiing has no idea about technology is such an incredibly stupid statement that comes in part from "normal" engineers who are apparently bitter about the fact that industrial engineers are more in demand and earn better and now spreading their resentment on the internet to get young students off the course, which is pretty pathetic and sad. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Re: Studying engineering is very easy (?)
By Masas199 I am now in the third semester and had both maths 1-3 and technical mechanics as well as chemistry, technical representation, thermodynamics, etc. During the course you can deepen your knowledge both economically and technically.
That is different for every university or course of study and I would not generalize it that way.

By Masas199 That the Wiing has no idea about technology is such an incredibly stupid statement that comes in part from "normal" engineers who are apparently bitter about the fact that industrial engineers are more in demand and earn better and are now spreading their resentment on the Internet to young students of the Bringing away college, which is pretty pathetic and sad.
The course is also not designed to teach pure technology to a student. It should create the interface to the economy. It goes without saying that something technical has to fall by the wayside compared to the "normal" engineer. That is often interpreted as: "have no idea".
Justified or not, I personally have never seen an industrial engineer on a development engineer position. But definitely "normal" engineers in the project area.
In theory, Wiing is very suitable for working in project management. Of course, you also earn more than a developer. In practice, however, you often only get into management with experience or contacts. At least in my opinion. In addition, there is much greater competition and pressure there, since, for example, several courses are aimed at (project) management than would be the case, for example, with those with technical aspects.
And it goes without saying that there is always some envy in general.
refractory  πŸ“… 20.12.2018 09:38:29
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However, economics is also pretty extremely generalized here.
Apparently, an inductive conclusion is drawn from a small, unrepresentative sample.