Recent content by MECHster

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    Opinions on Engineering Physics vs. Pure Physics undergrad?

    You should know that with an engineering physics degree (at least the ones in Ontario you mentioned) you CAN become a Professional Engineer in Ontario. With a bachelors in pure physics you pretty much can't (would be very difficult). The engineering in the title will help you find employment...
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    Engineering Is it possible to start engineering firm without engineering degree?

    I believe, in Canada, one needs to be Professional Engineer in order to start an engineering firm. The P.Eng gives the o.k. to society saying they can be responsible for the safety of the public. To become a P.Eng, it is pretty much mandatory to have a degree in engineering, as far as I know.
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    When to get Reference Letters

    I just finished 1st semester of my third year in an engineering program in Ontario, Canada. I have excellent grades and would like some advice regarding reference letters for grad school (probably masters) in engineering. I learned that most application deadlines, for U.S. schools, are in...
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    Underemployed Liberal Arts Grad Thinking About Going Back for Engineering/Math.

    From my experience this is not that accurate, for math at least. Of course some engineering students enjoy math but a good majority don't. They just like the applications that math gives us. As an engineering undergrad non of your math classes will require you to be creative in your solutions...
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    Bachelor of Applied Sciences? Bachelor of Engineering?

    Yeah, they are effectively the same thing. They both will count towards becoming a Professional Engineer equally. I believe Queens also has a faculty of applied sciences, rather than engineering.
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    Engineering Mechanical vs Aerospace engineering

    I've enjoyed my time so far. I can't really compare it to other schools, as I haven't been anywhere else. If you have any specific questions, PM me.
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    Engineering Mechanical vs Aerospace engineering

    If you want to be an aerospace engineer you don't have to go to either the 2 Canadian schools or the states. You can major mechanical engineering, or even electrical engineering for hardware avionics, or software engineering for software avionics. I'm a 3rd year Aerospace student at Carleton and...
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    Engineering Can a Physics major get a job as an engineer?

    It will be much tougher to get a job in engineering with a physics degree than it will be with an engineering degree. Yes it is possible, but why considerably hurt your chances for no reason, if your end goal is to be an engineer. Secondly, many universities do not allow engineering students to...
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    Engineering I was VERY interested in aerospace engineering, but everyone tells me

    Just because you have a degree in aerospace engineering doesn't mean you HAVE to become one. If you're interested in it take it, and try to get a job. If you can't get the job you want you can always work in many other industries, such as mechanical engineering where the undergraduate coursework...
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    Can somebody help me decide which degree will be a better fit for me?

    The difference between the fields you can find through a quick Google search. I would suggest just choosing one of them (assuming that 1st year civil/mech/aero programs are similar, which they will be 99% of the time). One thing that you might want to consider is if your school has one of these...
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    Other Should I Become an Engineer?

    You should first check out if it is possible to double major in engineering and physics in the schools you are interested in. If it is possible you will be likely be an undergrad for at minimum 6 years, and your astronomy courses will probably not help you get a better engineering job. Just...
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    Nuclear engineering, physics, or other. does it matter?

    I'm not an expert but one of my profs got a bachelors in physical chemistry (chemical physics) then got an MS and PhD in nuclear engineering. He spent a good 20 years in industry so this is not just some academic.
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    Engineering Women in Engineering and Computer Science

    Just because your classes are mostly male doesn't mean there is discrimination "going on". From what I've heard it's easier to get into technical programs (undergrad) as a minority, in order to balance out the scales as much as possible. In terms of the work place, I have no idea but I think...
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    Other Should I Become an Engineer?

    My quick, non-expert reply: IQ and ADD won't play a part in your success or failure, in my opinion. If you put in the work you can become an engineer, if you don't, you won't. I'm not sure which grade you're in, but I'd suggest you start studying ASAP so you can build a good foundation for math...
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    Math Doing Good While Doing Math

    I encourage you to study basic economics. For profit businesses raise the standards of living. In my opinion, companies like Intel or IBM have done more for this world as a whole than say, Mother Theresa.