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Hi all!

I am a final year mechanical engineering student.

I am kind of confused about my choice to do mechanical engineering...

I love mathematics and physics. I am comfortable with those theoretical and abstract concepts that most of my classmates are not really into them. Like classes of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and mathematics etc.

And I have been doing well in nearly all classes, which give me a cumulative gpa of 3.89/4.0...

but you know...I meet a mechanical design project this year...and I am just sick of it!

I discover that I am not interested nor good at mechanical design: I don't know where to put the pair of gears, what mechanisms to use or what materials to be used for each part etc...

I feel much frustrated and am having doubts on my choice to do mechanical engieering instead of physics or mathematics.

Are there any people who feel the same?

I am planning to go for graduate school...still mechanical engineering... It is fine with me to deal with advanced heat transfer, fluid dynamics etc...But I just FEAR to cope with mechanial design again..

I did think of subjects like applied mathematics for graduate study...

But you know, I feel that I may not be capable to catch up with the missed mathematics. (how could I compete with those math or phy graduates?)

I am just feeling that the undergradute mechanical engineering degree has ruined my mind..

I mean I would have learned better or at least more mathematics if I do math, which would better prepare me for my favourite graduate study...and I would be happier not to touch DESIGN!

I am a final year mechanical engineering student.

I am kind of confused about my choice to do mechanical engineering...

I love mathematics and physics. I am comfortable with those theoretical and abstract concepts that most of my classmates are not really into them. Like classes of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and mathematics etc.

And I have been doing well in nearly all classes, which give me a cumulative gpa of 3.89/4.0...

but you know...I meet a mechanical design project this year...and I am just sick of it!

I discover that I am not interested nor good at mechanical design: I don't know where to put the pair of gears, what mechanisms to use or what materials to be used for each part etc...

I feel much frustrated and am having doubts on my choice to do mechanical engieering instead of physics or mathematics.

Are there any people who feel the same?

I am planning to go for graduate school...still mechanical engineering... It is fine with me to deal with advanced heat transfer, fluid dynamics etc...But I just FEAR to cope with mechanial design again..

I did think of subjects like applied mathematics for graduate study...

But you know, I feel that I may not be capable to catch up with the missed mathematics. (how could I compete with those math or phy graduates?)

I am just feeling that the undergradute mechanical engineering degree has ruined my mind..

I mean I would have learned better or at least more mathematics if I do math, which would better prepare me for my favourite graduate study...and I would be happier not to touch DESIGN!

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