I might as well give it a go.
Post whatever you are working on, share the best books for beginners and people that is interested in learning or taking engineering.
>What are you studying/did you study?
>What projects are you working on?
>Did you go to college or are you autodidact?
>Which books are the best for your area?
If it goes well we might have a wiki or a pastebin.
CS. Machine Learning Specialization.
Graduate Student. Working on Hyperloop design.
College and Autodidact on EE curriculum.
Bishop - Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning.
>If it goes well we might have a wiki
We already do
>Did you go to college or are you autodidact?
There's no such thing as an autodidactic engineer, by definition it refers to an engineering professional which is a legal term not an opinion.
The US of A?
>B-but they said I could write a FE!
Because it's not engineering. It's some stupid tech related shit that ABET also accredits. ABET accredits a ton of shit. To be a real FE you sit a discipline specific exam (ie only ChemE degree holders can sit the ChemE FE etc.).
I'm sick of you fucking NEET le anti-establishment retards getting this confused every fucking time.
FUCKING READ THE DOCUMENTS THIS TIME YOU NIGGERS.
>International Washington accord and international engineering alliance:
>ASAC (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) which governs your degree cannot give isn't EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) and the former does not have the power to award professional engineering degrees.
>Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
>Your degree specifically needs to have the word "engineering" in it to qualify for professional registration. All the other degrees are accredited as ASAC which is not engineering.
To become an engineer you need an engineering degree. It's pretty simple and regulated in pretty all countries.
But what is possible that you can still in the engineering field with a computer science, math, physics, chemistry etc. background.
Most of the technical side of the programme is more about -aside from the shitton of intro engineering courses- transfer processes (heat, mass and momentum transfer), control engineering and reaction engineering (the last employing virtually you've learned and including chemical kinetics with non-ideal mixing etc., not really things done in a chemistry programme).
Classes we took from the chemistry department in my programme had general chemistry I, II. Organic chemistry I-II and analytical chemistry all wrapped up at the 4th semester. Physical chemistry was handled by our own department and continued at 3rd year with chemical thermodynamics.
Biggest classes you will miss out on for not doing chemistry are:
>Inorganic chemistry at a 2nd and final year level.
>Quantum chemistry (incl. group theory etc.)
>Analytical chemistry at a final year level (usually with much more focus on modern NMR techniques).
>Synthesis at a final year level.
Some ChemE programmes cover molecular thermodynamics in Chem thermo, though as far as undergrad goes you're more likely to do this in a chemistry programme.
CE refers to computer engineering not chemical.
>is something for people who want a healthy mix of engineering and chemistry?
No. If you want chemistry, do chemistry.
The discipline you study during undergrad has an enormous influence on your thinking and problem solving patterns. Learning knowledge and introductory skills from other disciplines does not mean you can easily work in that discipline.
Don't do ChemE just because you think it will give you a better job using chemistry.
Study chemistry if you want to work as a chemist one day.
About to go into 2nd year Engineering next year, currently thinking of Civil as my major (kinda thinking about Chemistry too since I did really well in Thermo but it doesn't interest me that much)
a major is pretty straight forward, you already know
a minor is basically if you want to study something else on the side and have some proof you studied it, that's about it
sometimes you only need a class or two more to complete a minor or sometimes you just want to somewhat study something else that's also relevant
only get a minor for personal interest really otherwise double major
FUCKING POST THIS IN /G/ AND SEE WHAT THEY TELL YOU
I'm a junior ME undergrad and still don't have any significant personal projects but I don't know shit about machining, though I'm willing to learn. What are some cool projects I can do for my portfolio that requires skills from my classes? In addition to the core curriculum, I've taken electives in controls, vibrations, and C++.
I want to get into the computer engineering program in CSU Long Beach, SDSU, or Cal Poly Pomona. I chose those because they are an hour to an hour and a half away from my house and they are the cheapest schools where I don't get into too much debt. What are my chances of succeeding as a computer engineer major?
A minor is typically 6 classes that sometimes exclude intro classes like 1st year foreign languages, single variable calculus, etc.
Some schools require you to have a minor in addition to a major and others drop it if there are a lot of classes in your major already.
I am in a middle of an multi-platform application project. Its has 60% similarity of any taxi/client software like pic related.
Do you guys know where can I find developers who have experience with GPS and GPRS?
You can contact me on email@example.com
Yes, at my university a minor is typically an extra semester and a double major in a similar field around a year extra. People usually use their technical electives to satisfy their minor requirements. You will have to check individual school policies on this, as some are generous in letting you overlap courses from your major/minor and others not so much.
I was just thinking about making a thread about that. I'm a ChemE undergrad interested in process control, and I heard that Control Engineers can study some shit about transport phenomena and thermodynamics and go deeper into process control than ChemE, and they also can play the same role that MechEs and EEs (I have some interest is MechE and EE as well) play in some industries. If someone who knows the things about control theory and its applications in ChemE, MechE and/or EE feel like talking about it, it would be very nice.
Interesting. That does not apply to universities outside of english speaking countries so this is a new concept to me. There are similar things but you don't get recognition for the extra semesters.
just a mini meaningless degree
as i said only venture into a minor for personal interest to supplement the understanding of your major or whatnot
dont even think of it as a degree really rather just a personal addon to your major
Anyone here done both physics and engineering or just know enough of both to tell me how the math compares?
I transferred into upper division physics and find the physical concepts to be washed away under the wall of math. Not that I didnt expect more math, but to be thrown upper division math major/graduate physics math with no rigor or formality to actually understand it, and for there to be such volume of it that the physical concepts seem to take a back seat, just kills my interest in it. I had initially thought to go through grad school in physics but I just dont think I can tolerate learning entirely new mathematical concepts anymore.
Essentially my question is whether engineering has the math as more of a tool, not requiring much more than lower division math and some numerical methods, and hence will be more palatable or if I should entirely abandon that as a major and go software eng/compsci while self-teaching electronics and some mechanical stuff (I intend to do some of all of that regardless). This is both for the sake of completing the degree and being able to launch a career.
BS mechanical, MS aerospace
I work in the defense industry so my work is classified but it's mainly optimization and creating physics-based simulations of certain types of missiles.
Anderson is God tier for aerodynamics, no strong opinion on any others.
Engineering is very fast and loose with math. It will irk your autism. Aside from the obvious classes like calc. of variations etc. undergrad physics use more formal maths in comparison and especially employs more advanced algebra (in it's own formulation) a lot more. Engineering use a ton of lower division math that's for sure, there aren't many (if any) classes where you won't encounter an DE, but also some upper division math not taught in physics such as control theory, non-linear dynamics, as you said more advanced numerical methods (mostly for non-linear PDE simulations), some tensors depending on the discipline. Also some analytical PDEs etc. But this mostly depends on the discipline and can vary a lot from department to department so anything I list is not really reliable.
I'm not exactly sure what you're problem is, but engineering does have higher volume of math than physics in general, however, the bulk of that math is much simpler to understand (it's pretty much all DEs; you will find rare/special functions/structures less often than physics) if that's what you mean.
Definitely don't make the mistake of thinking engineering is stuck at lower level math though. If you plan on doing research or getting high salary jobs you will be both learning formally and self teaching a lot of "upper division" math, which will mostly be new, engineering maths rather than pure maths. For example engineering optimisation is generally very different from applied math optimisation etc. Read a few journals articles to see what I mean.
What is it that makes engineering monetizable unlike the pure sciences?
I'm assuming it's how to apply the theory - but here's another stupid question, couldn't the mathematicians and physicists just learn the same stuff?
engineering is an application of knowledge in the form of producing goods and services. That's a skill in high demand in many new and existing industries.
As for majoring in pure sciences: if you're not absolutely amazing in your field, you're fucking garbage and no one is interested when there are 14-year-olds with autism pushing the boundary of knowledge faster than you ever could.
What does /sci/ think about engineering physics?
I'm asking for the program, the research, the jobs, the future...
>inb4 meme field, It is not pure
I know that /sci/ considers engineering physics a meme, but give me reasons.
> Industrial Engineering
> Beginning the second out of four years in college.
Since I'm a beginner, the only book I can recommend is Ron Larson's Calculus, have it on PDF.
I'm From Guatemala. It is a third world country where using fractions is seen as witchcraft and people fear science and speaking other language rather than spanish.
Planning on getting a Masters abroad.
>Chem E about to graduate
>live in Alberta
how fucked am I?
Math is probably more simple than in physics, but you will get your dose of math daily no problem, unless you like real math taught by mathematicians. Not bashing it, we just have different goals.
example - In applied math differential equations taught by math professors, I was trying to prove if a solution even fucking existed for the longest time and under what conditions.
In my actual engineering class - I used solutions to common DEs to solve transport phenomena problems in scenarios that could be realistic, not worrying about proving anything.
Pure sciences are only really needed for research jobs, of which there are a limited number. Mathematicians and physicists can work in finance because of their mathematical ability, but that is about it. Not only are engineers needed in R&D, but pretty much anyone who produces or constructs anything has need of an engineer in one form or another
All engineering is hard, even the easy ones are "hard". The problem is when you put in all that time and hard work for seemingly nothing (because lolno jobs and people don't hold you on the same level as someone with a real engineering degree).
This is why people who studied things like nanoengineering are offing themselves (or at least telling /sci/ they are; we've been warning people since 2010). Like EP it's not an established brand like the traditional disciplines, and not very useful for finding a job including research jobs where people stick with what they know.
We warn you about the meme disciplines, but you never listen. See you in your regret thread in 4 years with whatever the equivalent of the green frog will be I guess.
Thinking of taking EE. I'm solid in maths, and I enjoy working with systems and technology - I want to do work which I can enjoy. I know some C.
>post your syllabus
>how are you finding it? Interesting/boring parts?
>things I should know before taking EE?
>what job do you have? Salary? Hours? do you like it?
> books to read to give me a taste?
>tfw it seems like I'm the only one repping my major
Being a NukeE hurts senpai
3rd year ChE undergrad here and I can't agree with this enough. I went into ChE thinking it was a mix but the chemistry you learn or is required is very little. This is through and through an engineering course you cannot come out a chemist from taking ChE. That being said I love my major
MechE ugrad here. Including AP credits, I have 7 more technical electives to choose from. Listed are the ones that sound interesting to me. Can you guys help me rank them in terms of importance for industry (or in other words, if I had to drop some of them, which would it be)? I don't have any particular interests in a specific field and would prefer to have a broad spectrum of knowledge.
>Statistical thermodynamics (though I'm not sure about this one; I heard it's still very theoretical and may as well be proven wrong tomorrow)
To my fellow EE majors, how did you guys chose your specialization? My school offers Electrophysics and Systems as tracks.
I'm in my last year and a half, and have to pick both a track and my electives. Going into this, I though I would go the electrophysics track and specialize in microelectronics, but now I'm just all over the place. I somehow ended up going into the systems track and thinking i'd like to specialize in control systems. Now i'm in a machine learning class, a grad level communications networks class, and have no clue what other electives to take that will complement those.
Statistical thermo sounds interesting, but I think it is not that important for industry.
/eng/ just like the rest of /sci/ has turned into a narrower version of /adv/, until mods start insta bannin advice threads, uni threads, "what major is best" threads, posts and all of that shit this place will never be good...
Also how stupid are you people that you're even considering a Taiwanese snorkling board's opinion when it comes to what major you choose, most of the people here have no experience in industry/ academia or real life in general
Thanks, that's almost the same as my list, except instead of aircraft design I have acoustics because I thought it'd be a more technical course and a good chance to learn wave stuff.
That's why you phrase your questions to solicit an actual explanation. It both allows you to judge whether the person actually knows anything and helps you think further even if youre unsure of their veracity.
Shitposter here. I'm an electrician that watches YouTube videos and reads books by Tesla and textbooks on fundamentals of electronics/electricity.
Can I have my engineering degree? I rent a garage and have even taken a bicycle apart and fitted it to an alternator just for shits n giggols
What are the best subspecialities for EE right now and in the future? I'm really surprised at how almost nothing is written about the topic.
And I don't necessarily mean the easiest. I'm looking for the most in-demand and obscure fields. You know, shit that will get me closest to the world sucking my dick.
Alright. I guess I'll do controls since its only 1 course in my uni anyway and it should be an easy base to cover. Seems really versatile since its related to manufacturing and shit ain't it?
ML and data science are more CS topics, though I've heard good things about them.
What's with DSP though. Isn't it oversaturated as fuck?
You can't call yourself a license professional engineer, but you can still call yourself an engineer.
VBA is relatively easy to use and everyone has microsoft office and can run it. When programming is a secondary skillset to your primary job, it doesn't have to be elegant, you just have to get an answer. VBA has many limitations but you'll likely not experience them in most engineering fields.
I'm looking to get into neural engineering, but I don't know the best way to get there.
I'm going into my fourth college semester as a pre-med major. Up to this point I've been looking to get into an MD/PhD program for neuroscience, but now that I'm aware of the existence of neural engineering, I know that it is more specifically what I've been going for the entire time anyway.
How should I go about finishing up my undergrad? Should I just finish my pre-professional biology program and try to get into an MD/PhD program in biomedical engineering with a focus in neural engineering? Or would it be better to take an extra year or two and get both a pre-professional biology degree and a degree in an engineering field such as electrical engineering?
I only ask because it doesn't seem at all realistic to be able to go from a purely biological sciences undergraduate background into a graduate engineering program.