Main Question or Discussion Point
What are the main thing I have to take in high school to be a engineer.
You should do pre-calculus and if calculus is offered at high school I would do it. Most of the math builds on pre-calculus and develops faster than high school is taught.Which class of math do I need to know?
I think you have to learn geometry to graduate from high school, but it is a simple version of trigonometry. You definitely need trigonometry and calculus, if you want to be an engineer. Basically, you need every single math class, even statistic.Also, do I have to learn geometry if I want to become a engineer.
All engineering needs math. You can try for a job that is more hands on than theoretical. Engineering Technician, electronic technician, or other kind of technicians doesn't require as much math as engineering but will pay as much, if you work overtime.Im not good in math, is there another engineering job that is not that much related to math
I dont study environmental engineering, but from what i gather, it still involves an "above average" level of math. The course at my uni involves the core math units that all engineers study, and i would assume that all of the environmental fluid dynamics and geomechanics type courses would involve a relatively high level of math too.Well, you can go along the area of environmental engineering. That doesn't sound like an area that utilizes as much math as EE.
That's for sure...if you don't have your mind set to work hard in math and physics, and find some 'enjoyment' in it, then Engineering is not for you. Funny thing, I forget most of what I learned in college in courses like differential equations, advanced calculus, Theory of Elasticity, etc., and have little use of these subjects in my job, but nonetheless, having been exposed to those subjects, and done fairly well with them at the time, is an invaluable asset that must not be underestimated. They are the basis for all engineering.You don't get better at math by avoiding it!
If you aren't good at and don't like math, don't be an engineer. Engineering is mathematics, physics, and chemistry all sprinkled in to one applied science. And just to burst your bubble even more, physics requires proficiency in mathematics as well.Im not good in math, is there another engineering job that is not that much related to math