>tfw Mechanical Engineer >tfw repaired 150 sq.ft of my roof's plywood sheathing by myself >tfw hammer and nails was the easy part, using a jigsaw while leaning over the eaves to cut out support beams was the tough part
>>7770582 >Be Chemical Engineer. >Did a general technician course over the holidays when I was young because muh Renaissance man meme. >First interview "Why did you put these practical skills on the CV you sent us Anon?" >...
>>7770752 >average math student can't do basic calculations without using calculators.
Fuck this shit man. My entrance exam (which unique to the university, no standarized SAT shit) could not be done with calculator. Everything from fraction operations to square root had to be done by had.
Anyone who got in here knows how to do calculator-less calculations.
>>7770582 >take engineering fundamentals summer course >big final project involves us building shit out of wood that applies to what we've learned >mfw 60+ 19 year old upper-middle class, over confident nerds get turned loose in a shop with every power tool imaginable with very little safety briefing. >mfw 1 ta and a distracted professor to supervise the whole shop >mfw dozens of people are all using power tools for the first time at the same time. >people not using the right sized nails/screws, people not using clamps, people using hack saws instead of wood saws or vice versa, etc. >It's just a mess
Honestly surprised nobody got hurt, but the uni has been doing this for years, so I guess I trust them
>>7770582 I'm going to ignore the fact that hammering nails is irrelevant to engineering majors.
The average-anything is a moron. I'm in engineering school and 90% of the people here don't know what they're doing. Even after graduation, someone will have to train them in order to do their basic job tasks properly.
Same goes with doctors, lawyers and your mother (unironically).
People rarely do things they're not forced to. Some of us like to learn (either abstract concepts or motor skills), but most people don't. It's a fact and you have to deal with it.
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