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Intro to Engineering

  1. Jul 7, 2008 #1
    I'm an undergrad currently studying in a community college and I'm majoring in ChemE. I'm stuck on whether to take an Intro to Engineering class that my school offers. Has anyone ever taken a class similar to this and can you say that you've benefitted from it? Unfortunately, I won't receive any credit for this course when I transfer (hopefully to GATech). My time is also limited; I go to school part-time, I'm one of those "work full-time" students. I would like to complete my transfer requirements as fast as possible with no negative impact to my education. What do you guys think? Should I skip the Intro class for another school requirement?
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  3. Jul 7, 2008 #2
    universities make you take that one over again, so I'd skip it.
  4. Jul 7, 2008 #3
    Every "intro to engineering" class is different. Your best bet is take a look at the course description or ask the professor teaching it about it. Then come back to us if you have more questions.

    For example, some might be just an overview of the different engineering disciplines, while others might be the basics of EE and MechE (super-condensed mechanics and circuits).
  5. Jul 7, 2008 #4
    Some do, some don't. I attend a Community College, and UMass accepts Intro to Engineering from my CC so long as you aren't planning on doing EE - in which case UMass requires you to take their specific Intro to Electrical Engineering.
  6. Jul 7, 2008 #5
    If you're transferring to somewhere nearby and know the school: see if they have a list of equivalences. Now. It will save you soooo much trouble. If there isn't one, at least start meeting with advisors at the target institution on the topic.
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