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Engineering Guidance

  1. Dec 17, 2009 #1
    Engineering for me is a passion to lead ~ I'm a 12 grader student looking to finish high school with a good performance , and start what I really think of ( Engineering ).

    I'm excellent at Math , Physics and chemistry , infact math and physics are my Love . Their are two opinions I'm thinking of Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering .But what I would like to tell is that I'm not a handman person or I feel lazy to do something by hand, I'm a person that uses my Brain in most cases ~

    Therefore , I'm waiting for Engineers to give me the true medicine for me that will help me and help my future .

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Dec 17, 2009 #2
    I am assuming that by saying "I'm not a handman person or I feel lazy to do something by hand, I'm a person that uses my Brain in most cases" you do not like to build things. First I would like to say that engineers who build things definitely use their brain, Im sure you did not mean that to be insulting but that is the way I took it.

    Secondly, there is a lot of theoretical work out there in engineering. I am a mech E so I cant say a lot about civil. But for mechanical engineering there is a lot of work in computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis and other things with various applications that are theoretical and computational in nature. I personally do not enjoy that sort of thing. I prefer to build things and perform experiments. But you should look up some things like CFD(computation fluid dynamics) if you are more interested in theory and math.
  4. Dec 17, 2009 #3
    I thank you for the reply "JD88" ~ Just one question , do you have a website that tells what each brach of ME deals with ? Please .

    I really appreciate your help .
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  6. Dec 17, 2009 #5
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm is the government's description of the profession, including a very high level overview of the typical paths within each branch. Engineers can do many other things not described on this page. I suggest looking through the related jobs linked at the bottom too.
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  7. Dec 18, 2009 #6
    Thank you Kote .
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  8. Dec 21, 2009 #7


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    Check the site of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (now ASME International) - www.asme.org

    http://www.asme.org/about/ [Broken]

    http://divisions.asme.org/ - shows different division of ASME (Mech Eng)

    http://www.asme.org/Education/PreCollege/EngineeringResources/ [Broken]

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