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Prepare for Mechcancal Engineering

  1. Aug 9, 2015 #1
    Hello,
    I have a lot of free time on my hands right now and would like to know how to prepare for college, I do like reading maybe there is some books that will help me get some basics on the subject

    Thanks for reading
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2015 #2
    First, how are your skills with vectors? Adding, subtracting, computing components, dot products, and cross products? These are critical pre-requisite skills.

    Second, are you really ready for calculus? Mediocre algebra and trig skills sink a lot of aspiring engineers.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2015 #3
    Get some sleep while you can bro...
     
  5. Aug 9, 2015 #4

    billy_joule

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    Start making effort to improve your prospects for internship/Co-op opportunities.
    In my experience, potential employers are much more interested in previous experiences & a portfolio of personal projects than your GPA.
    Presumably you have a interest in engineering so do engineering projects in your own time.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2015 #5
    I know alot about vectors and trignometry nothing about computing though, It's hard to find internship here where I live especially that I'm an undergraduate
     
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