I'm getting pretty annoyed at this point, I don't know if my department is a special case or if this is universal but the M.E. undergrad degree is a joke. I'm pretty much done with undergrad M.E. courses, I just need to take 1 or 2 more ME electives and 2 more non-ME electives and I'm out. Looking back at the core classes, I don't see how it was worth showing up to class, let alone pay the tuition: - Mechanics of Materials A joke of a class, all you do is plug numbers into formulas (which are just datafits). Completely mindless. - Engineering "thermodynamics" I call this class turdmo-dynamics because it is a disgrace to the beautiful science of thermodynamics and the name should not be associated with this. All you do in this course is look up tables and memorize how to do specific types problems (which are all the same except for the numbers). They don't even teach you what entropy is, meaning that kids coming out of this class don't know what Temperature means (since it is defined in terms of entropy). Very sad indeed. - Heat Transfer Laplace's equation on R^2. Solutions to some oversimplified problems and some nondimensonal groups. - Fluid dynamics Energy is conserved equation (aka bernoulli's eq) Reynold's number Moody chart which is seldom better than 50% error. Viscosity (which they don't explain but rather state it as "experimental fact") Lousy derivation of Navier Stokes with 2 simple solutions. Data fits and nondimensional groups which don't help you understand anything. Oh and supersonic flow, which was cool, except the derivations were very lousy if at all present. - System Dynamics 2/3 of a year spent on linear (often homogeneous) system of ODEs with constant coefficients. Some Laplace and Fourier transforms without any explanations/derivations/proofs. Basically memorize the process and do it on exam/HW. -Manufacturing Processes One of the most boring classes ever, all qualtiative babbling on things that are either common sense or too simplified to be useful. All exams were short answer, basically a test to see if you were awake and memorized the vocab ("engineering terms" as they call it). - Engineering Design lol this class reminds me of 7th grade, completely useless and everything is either common sense or just dry talk. I get bored to tears after the first 20 min and start doodling or reading a math book. - Formula SAE Build a racecar? How about buy a racecar. This club is a joke, all they do is buy things and wrench them together, save for the monocoque which they actually lay out with CF. Other than that everything is bought or sent off to be made elsewhere. Oh and believe it or not, a steel plate bracket is a year-long project for some members. - Undergrad "research" I don't understand why the word "research" is in there. All you get to do is push some buttons, epoxy some junk, and make plots. And everything being "researched" has already been done with 99.999% similarity and is most of the time completely useless. I know for sure some want to come in here and be mad because you feel I "dissed" your field, but the honest truth is that this is sort of depressing and it makes me feel like I wasted 3 years of my life (and money too). Does anyone feel the same way or gone through the same thing. Any thoughts appreciated.