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Suggestions or advice for engineering

  1. Dec 17, 2014 #1

    So I am currently finishing up my Sophomore year in mechanical engineering. I am having a hard time deciding if I want to go back and retake a few classes such as Calc 2 and Calc 3 since I got C's in those classes or is it just a waste of time? Because if I retake the courses I may possibly raise the GPA so I can apply for MECOP. The university I plan on attending requires a 3.20GPA in order to apply for MECOP. I was thinking about just apply for Summer internships instead since my GPA is short of a 3.20. I am not an A student, more like a B student. Ha!

    Thank you for the inputs.
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  3. Dec 18, 2014 #2


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    I don't think you will ever regret having a better understanding of calc if you are a theoretically inclined person. On the other hand, if you see yourself eventually as a "catalog" engineer (one who designs things primarily by selecting components from a catalog), then don't bother with the calc.
  4. Jan 2, 2015 #3

    Okay well then I probably won't even bother retaking those classes...
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