Just a quick question from a potential mech. engineering student. I'm probably going to start soon on my formal MechE classes soon but I know that to be a good engineer, you need to do more than get good grades. I've asked a lot of working MechEs about what you need to know, specifically if classes like machining and AutoCAD are necessary or useful and the older ones say "Yes, absolutely" but the younger ones seem to say that a degree and formal classes are enough. Any thoughts on the matter? And I would like to work in design in the future, not really hands-on manufacturing. Thank you and I'm sorry if this isn't the right forum for this particular question!