|Dec23-07, 04:42 PM||#1|
difference between structural and mechanical engineering
I really have trouble deciding which of these two programmes I should choose.
I do really enjoy math and mechanics, and by reading which kind of subjects they have, the both seem very interesting. But it seems that structural engineers have a lot more "calculation" subjects, is this right?
If I want to learn very challanging math and mechanics, which one of these programmes should I choose? And do you have any other information that can make my choice easier?
|Jan1-08, 08:41 AM||#2|
Mechanicals probably have more 'calculation' subjects, though both are heavily technical. The scientific principles behind both disciplines are the same, but since mechanical engineering is a broader field, there is an expectation to be able to work from first principles more readily.
If you want to learn maths and mechanics out of enjoyment, I suggest you take a maths/mechanics oriented degree.
If you want to use maths and mechanics (with a load of other tools) to solve real-world problems, choose an engineering discipline that you have a passion for.
|Jan1-08, 09:14 AM||#3|
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