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Technical electives in mechanical engr.

  1. Apr 26, 2006 #1
    I am taking a course in mechanical vibrations next semester and was wondering if I should take a course in controls?

    Does vibration and controls have any connection? It seems like they are used in different disciplines and knowledge in one don't help with other. I could be wrong.

    Can someone explain what vibrations and controls are and in where in industry are they used?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2006 #2
    I recently went on a lot of co-op interviews and the #1 academic question was "Do you plan to take controls?" It seems to be a highly sought after skill.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2006 #3
    It is required at my school, two semesters of it.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2006 #4
    For mechanical engineers FEA is very important. I'd say make sure you take an FEA class as a tech elective.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2006 #5
    Thanks for your response. I will definately look into it.

    leright: I am taking finite element right now. It's a good skill to have.
     
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