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Engineering How do I acquire the skills needed for an engineering career

  1. Apr 3, 2009 #1
    How important are the creative problems solving abilities?
    I'm currently enrolled in an Intro to Engineering course at a local community college. In which, I had huge trouble coming up a creative (or working for that matter) design.
    Is there any way to improve this skill set?
    If so, how?
    All the other stuff I have, and/or am able to develop.

    I'm also going to try and get an intern in Engineering (either electrical or mechanical), or something to see what it's like.

    Reposted from the other thread.
    I respoted this because I didn't get a response before, and figured it was because I put it in a thread not started by me.

    I'm very good with math, physics and science in general (in math and physics, I'm usually at the top).
    I've also been developing skills in written and oral communication, leadership, and in working in groups. I also have a very strong work ethic.

    I'm sorry if I intruded where I wasn't welcome, but this is just something that really irritates me.

    I want to learn how to advance and get better skills.
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  3. Apr 4, 2009 #2
    It's one of those things that just comes with experience. The more engineering classes you take, the more you intern/work, the more you just pick it up.

    Everyone is different, and will pick up different ways to think about problems mainly, I think at least, from learning about engineering itself
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