Unfortunately he’s not been very helpful through out this entire process, and they don’t have a way to leave one advisor for another, Would really like to give her ideas on how to continue with her dream. Thanks to this article becauce i dont know what path are i want to become its either engineering or seaman because i am not good but thanks to this article its help me to pursue and work hard to become a engineer, Great blog, I am going to have my son peeps read it. I feel like I should join it before i go for a degree. So truthfully if you struggle in math I’d look for something else. If you can get a half good grade in something like that, engineering is right up your alley. To stay ahead, companies must change continually. This article and supportive comments really helped so I thank you for that. We used on line tutoring the second time and in person mathnasium to tutor the third time. The problem is…I CAN’T REMEMBER A SINGLE THING, Have u got its answer , me too suffering from same problems Then it was enjoyable, it felt like I was applying math to real world problems, not just lost trying to memorize formulas.. Im scared of the maths load, I have just been offered a place in engineering, high school is a distant memory, So my strategy for now is learn Algebra, Trig and Geometry.. then start calculus and find beginners books.. like introduction to integral calculus…theres a book precalculus mathmatics for calculus.. then i will hit the mainstream calculus and books tailored towards engineering problems…. As a building contractor I often get annoyed with structural engineers who over design by factors of 10 or more in my opinion. Working as a mechanical engineer obviously involves the application of basic engineering principles. You're not. I’m with the naysayers on this one. They have the curiosity that is innate to them and never imposed. Right now I am finishing up my diploma in Mechanical Maintenance where I will further my studies in the U.S as a mechanical engineer, but all I am hearing is MATH, MATH,MATH. All Rights Reserved, EPIC Systems, Inc. Electrical engineering is pretty much all math and physics, even the hands on applications are pretty abstract. I am currently a Junior in high school, undergoing all the stress with exams and APs. I’ve talked to my grandpa about my interest in admin., but he shot me down quickly saying many people he knows that do admin work, don’t have jobs. Yes, its black and white, doesn’t have examples that are identical to questions but with different numbers, and so on, but studying it while you study whatever horrid text your instructor wants you to buy (if they don’t want HW, BTW, go an edition or two behind as its all the same with some page numbers and material moved around, if something referenced isn’t on the same page, look at a classmates text for what the page is covering and flip thru and you’ll find it). If you feel like you are too smart for engineering to say that asking questions is unnecessary, that’s an ego problem. If not, try Architecture or something. Software developer GTUC. It’s interesting and they get to work in a business company or anywhere really, but math concerns me. We can only look forward. Sorry to be so cynical. Great article. You made me realise that it’s not the maths alone that matters and that no matter what I tell myself, I do have what it takes to be a bio medical engineer and if I want it as much as I know I do, when the time is right I will do everything it takes to get into ucl (university collage London) which is the university of my choice. Dont be afraid dream high . Mr. Schott is right on target. I don't know Java :-) I use C/C++ and MATLAB. i suck at math, i was an engineer (or at least went to college to be one). i love technology and it is my passion to invent but i suck at math. Not all types are represented. Wow that was a motivational scenario story that will encourage me to strive more, Thanks. 314-714-1580. This involves choosing sensors for temperature, air flow, humidity and I have no idea what else but she loves her job. They moved into patent law, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and many other fields. Engineers get giddy with excitement the handful of times they get to use the TAN key on their HP-85 scientific calculator. When someone asks you to fix something for them, an engineer’s response should be accommodating no matter how much of a stereotype that favor can be. Or is Engineering right for you in the first place? I like science but I just can’t process math. Buy Axler’s Precalculus/trig text, it is 1/3 the size of of the standard precalc text as it actually covers math needed for calculus. Most engineers I knew got tired of the job and transitioned to a different career. I took a removal exam in Integral Calculus 3times. But I wanna know why God has made me choose it from the very first place. Yes, in engineering school the math sequence can be intense. I very much would love to become a chemical engineer, and to make products that can be used to help people. I’ve just completed my 2nd semester of my junior year with a Big Bang because I actually started thinking about how I need to set goals and challenges that seem impossible , but also achievable (if that makes sense because literally AnYTHING we set our minds to is possible- if we truly start to believe in ourselves). never became “an engineer” i went on to something different, but i did stick it out and complete the program, Amazing post sir☺ sir i have a questio. Also, can someone tell my why the bioengineering/bio medical engineering career choice gets so much flak (based on articles and comments I’ve seen from other engineers)? Yeah I know how u feel…I have the same problem. If you look at what they do, day in and day out, you will find that they need to be very good at algebra. i have done 10th with pcm. I have decided to study really hard and go for it no matter what my teachers say and advise me. As soon as I read Calculus as a math class prerequisite, I shriveled a little. I just failed my first test in algebra. Believe it. Maybe I should go into another major I don’t like just for the ease and pay rate and end up hating my career. There are lots of websites you can use to get you started. Hehe I feel you! Agricultural. When I read it, wanna hug you so strong! Being one of the best universities, I know they’re going to push their students harder than other universities for the same program. If you look around your garage and think “I can make an automated robot that takes the trash out from these miscellaneous pieces and parts,” you might make a great engineer. It’s a growing field with a lot of potential to help people in a way I find intriguing and innovative. So the schools cater to the engineering majors and make it rote learning. but don't know which trade is having career growth now a days and good salary too. thanks man for this blessing advice that you give. Which Engineering Major Should You Pursue? I am diploma in electrical engineering. Physics is all about how things around you really work. We allow our math courses to get watered down for engineering majors who, if they cant pass the math courses we have in college right now with A’s and B’s, are likely not getting A’s and B’s in Physics and that all is a matter of studying. I remember taking my first programming class and got an A. …but you’re not good at math? So it is possible to overcome this math problem, lol. I recommend you find a GOOD tutor. Hope they will have a courage to make a move. Some texts below are also helpful for real understanding of math with great applications while still teaching the math. I want to study engineering, but haven’t decided what exactly just yet! You’re a genius anyway , that was my cousins always said to be but im not affected so much im just afraid if I can be a engineer someday thank you it inspired me .. Only one simple lesson out of many from calculus, but just the way I was taught changed a whole lot for me. Combine your process technology with EPIC’s modular process design/ build approach. Hello sir, But it was not really a dilemma, rather I was planning for strategies to trick my parents so that they would allow me to take a non-Engineering stream. Am a young kid I have always dream of becoming an aeronautic engineer but I am not good at physics,furmath,chemistry and the rest. After 5 years, my daughter is now a project manager, designing and managing installations of air conditioning systems into commercial buildings. More than the fear of crashing or blowing off a finger, they are afraid of the “math” that it takes to become an engineer. I dont hate math, I actually love it, its just that the way we are taught it makes it seem tedious and boring.My math teacher is super smart so she expects us to understand stuff right away and never really, completely wants to teach. Study Natural Sciences – the start for any scientific career. That is exactly right. This article really encouraged me. I am a very hard worker but it just seems like all of the info in Algebra seems to get jumbled together by test time. My dream is to be a recognized engineeer. I couldn’t agree any much more. Thank you again sir. 314-714-1580. Don't take this quiz too seriously, but answer honestly in order to see what specific engineer you should be. I don’t know yet how to fix things and rewire houses but im putting in consistent work and time into learning. engineering projects from Rocket sleds for Boeing to This was an excellent confidence booster for me. If you are having doubts lately, this will help you decide if you belong in engineering school. You have to demonstrate a passion and a talent for some areas that apply to engineering, but you don’t have to be highly talented in ALL the areas. I also flunked my AS levels the first time… I did an Access course at a local college a few years later. Her husband to be, who was studying electrical engineering, just managed second class honours – he’s a very capable guy but he wasn’t as focused as my daughter. It carries no weight for anything else, despite being able to do far, far more. You just learned a practical reason to care about parabolas! I am usually at the office number most days from 9-3. Ouuh I am a high school graduate here in Nigeria! I want to be an engineer but I’m not good in mathematics I’m 20 years old and I didn’t understand math, now please tell me is it too late now for me to learn math? I’m scared that if this doesn’t happen for me in university, I’ll be doomed. If you’ve come to read this article in an attempt to seal an approval that you are a complete misfit in engineering school, and in every way, all four signs apply so well to you, be worried. good luck! It could be anything under the sun that stimulates the mind or gives an engineer some fun or mental exercise. I think a lot of people only struggle with math due to the way it’s tuaght, memorization over intuition does not make a good mathematician. and thumb up to mr schott. I am getting back into school this fall and have been trying to decide on a major. at least lm not alone in this world. Too many students hold themselves back by wasting time asking what use math is, when are we ever going to use this, saying it’s boring, etc instead of just doing it because they have to do it to reach their goal. I really enjoyed this post. I’m a high school graduate planning to study electrical engineering in China, I’m not good at math but I know now that if I read hard, pray and try my best I’ll achieve my dream. Good luck! Engineering is not so much being good at math but more about having a passion for understanding how things work and interact. I sometimes idly think of studying engineering as a late life career or study interest. That’s what engineers love to do. AP Calculus seems like a tough one. I also bought a while ago, thomas and finney “Calculus and analytic geometry” plus my old mathematics for the biological sciences book is a good book. I am fascinated with chemistry, machines, metals, and electronics. When I went to her graduation ceremony I think maybe a third of all the engineering graduates were girls so it is most definitely not just something that boys do. Social media geek. I Felt Lost and Confused in Engineering School. The issue of math comes up often with employers, students and educators. I am a non-traditional student and am taking college algebra right now. You may ask why study extra and such difficult texts, well to start, your critical thinking and logic skills will increase massively, you will get a significantly better understanding of the mathematics that will help you through your upper div courses, it is real math that we taught high schoolers and college students before we watered everything down to make math a tool in America and the idea that you have to be born with a math gene or something to be good at it. Outside of school i probably put in 4 hours a day into learning mechanical engineering and reading books on how to build robots. Failed introductory algebra 3 times before giving up. Thank you sir for such an inspirational writing.It really give rebirth to my dead dream of becoming a machanical engineer. Many incoming students know they want to become engineers, but have not yet decided on a specific engineering discipline. I’ve also had the fantasy of wearing pencil skirts, heels, and dressy slacks w/ Oxford button downs, working in my own office or cubicle and turning it into a personal space (I love to do DIY stuff from Pinterest). I’ve taken Physics my freshmen year and have taken AP Physics my junior year, and it really became my favorite class. I haven’t completely decided to become an HR, but I realize I have to change most of my classes. The ordinary in the title just means they are not “partial differential equations” which are multivariable. Since I’ve always told myself I wasn’t good at math, I’ve just tried to focus on healthcare careers, such as dentistry- specifically pediatric dentistry. Thank you for taking the time to write this article. thank u soooooo much. This was such a confidence booster! Why would someone hire a sucker like you if they can hire a more successful student for the same money? Hi Kuong. Home » So you want to be an engineer? When I went to visit him to discuss my grade he laughed at me and said “Just because you are a computer doesn’t qualify you to be a mathematician”. I used to hate thermodynamics till i found a little red book that explained it for beginners. I hear a lot of kids say, “I don’t think I could be an engineer because I’m not good at math.” Yet these same kids have built go carts, figured out how to make things go boom, and have found ways to launch potatoes with incredible force. P.S. Here’s what I’m trying to say. I didn’t understand anything, everyone else did. I have worked with John on I like physics enough to work my butt off for it – it’s what I want, but I’m scared of accepting that offer. I don’t want a career that’s based on math, but what business career ISNT based on math?! If you like that idea, for Calc 3, check out “Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms” by Hubbard^2, along with it, study the short, but very helpful “div, grad, curl, and all that” by somebody who’s name I am forgetting but you’d find the text. I want to become a engineer, but I feel that it’s not right for me because I’m just an average person, but I’ve always had a dream of wanting to create things to help people or improve the world. Yes I am having the same early- mid life crisis. I’m in deep waters now. i am in only my 2nd semester of EE. nice work, i appreciate your work. John is a Principal Electrical Engineer and the President of EPIC Systems, Inc. As a young boy, he too had a passion for understanding how things work. Regardless of what it says on your degree - General, ECE, MechE, Bio/MatSci, it’s ok if you take a different path. Work at the elwmentary school’s office (if available). I mean I’m not anybody special I’m a single father of four been around the world three times in the military fought in Iraq got injured in Iraq I have a degree micro computer networking and currently I’m thinking about getting an additional degree in engineering something I’ve always had a passion for but I like all of you are not good at math well not all of you but the majority of you but this is my advice after reading your guys’s comments you guys just need to relax I’m not saying don’t take your studies seriously but don’t take them so seriously that it’s life or death or do you not going to have a career you’re going to ruin your life if you don’t figure everything out right this second things have a tendency of working out on their own. As weird as it sounds, I felt enlightened actually, it was great. You can’t be an engineer when all along what bursts your bubble are in culture and the arts. If you don't think these results are accurate, do some research and find what might fit your specific tastes better! She doesn’t want to go to into physics & even if she did it too required calculus. Contact an engineer today 314-714-1580. Your article and all these comments, particularly Jefferson’s are a great comfort to me because I know I’m supposed to be an engineer as I have great mechanical aptitude and a natural ability for figuring out what makes stuff tick but I have an inherent fear of maths, which hopefully I will be able to overcome someday in order to pursue my dream. careers get payed between $40,000- $65,000. I have poured so much time into studying for this exam and I still feel woefully unprepared. Honestly, the hard part is getting in, then you just plod along. The degree to which an engineer uses physics varies depending upon the type of engineering and career. Great blog, John – Giving young kids confidence that they can achieve something great is key. It’s tough. I’m about to be a high school graduate soon and of course there’s the building graduation pressure of going to college right after. If you want to obtain an Engineering degree you really do have to have an aptitude for math. Thanks a lot for this article. Look at the material covered at the equivalent to High School in Germany or Russia. According to College Board, there are more than 30 college engineering majors, including the following: Aeronautical/aerospace. Your email address will not be published. Still had to pass it to cross finish line. 4142 Meramec Bottom Rd Might help with my speculative fiction at the very least. Software engineers use a mix of computer science and engineering skills to create and maintain software for businesses. I had a french foreign exchange student who thought AP Calculus was a required class for graduation, as he had taken it in his junior year. I’ve always been really good at math, but I can’t say that I’m a genius at it. Maybe I’ll go back and take some courses. My daughter is a mechatronics engineer, one of her girl friends did chemical engineering. Do computer sciences that aren’t as hard. The subjects that do interest me don't really have good job prospects (e.g. JL. By the way I did good on my portion of the test dealing with distance and slope. My interest in life and career choice started to take an unfamiliar path as of this summer (literally right now). Almost failed Diff Calculus as well. I was so afraid of math. Somehow, it dawned upon them that engineering really just isn’t their match, so they took the step of getting out of it as early as they can. The reasons behind their disappearance may vary from financial instability or hopelessness, but most likely, they realize that they do not belong in engineering school anymore. It’s reassuring read there are others in the same situation. The professor who taught the class was the head of the Math department at the University I attended. As long as I was teaching myself I found math very straight forward and logical but the way everyone teaches it is so unintuitive that the instruction was useless. We have actually hired engineering graduates with lower GPA’s. Pls help. I’ve been blessed to have a couple of different careers using my degree in computers and sometimes just taking on a challenge that was new and I had no clue how it was going to turn out like I said earlier relax things will work out on their own you supposed to be enjoying being a kid disconnecting from the social networks in the all the electronics that are bombarding your brain with over stimulating information find some time to unplug walk away regroup and find out who you are as a person what you like about yourself what you like about others and what it is you like to do once you get that little formula figured out then go back and read interject yourself into the academics you’ll find it it’ll be a lot easier. The thought of becoming an engineer really gives me this good vibe, but I’m always concerned about how difficult the math part is going to be and how I might make it to becoming an engineer. You can always add the numbers later. “Do you actually want to get your hands dirty and do computer engineering, or are you just wanting to be like all the cool hackers in movies like The Matrix?” Hesitantly, he replied: *Sigh* “The second one…” Don’t choose your major based solely on a romanticized image. I felt so down about my inability to do math and I legit sat down with my physics book and sobbed over it. Should I do it? It’s good to hear all these comments especially this one I’m in the same boat you’re in. The short answer is: yes, you can still be a good engineer even if you don't "understand physics". I feel that if I do go for engineering I’m gonna try my best to excell. Too many students hold themselves back by wasting time asking what use math is, when are we ever going to use this, saying it’s boring, etc instead of just doing it because they have to do it to reach their goal. As for Computer Science/Engineering, I cannot comment since I don't know if you like computing. I went into the service and have been away from classes for four+ years. Every engineer should be able to ask and respond, not just absorb the engineering principles without ever having to contest or question. Now imagine trig and calculus. Im very interested in majoring in electrical engineering but yes my only thing stopping me is the whole math part it puts me down knowing im not so great at math …. What they don’t realize is that it took a fair amount of engineering ingenuity to accomplish these tasks. You say this, but I have to pass 6 courses in in higher level mathematics. After I was furloughed I decided to try going to school for engineering. That point has an amplifier that can take those very weak signals and present a signal that allows you to watch the Rams beat the Bears on national TV. I flunked at maths and I am still not sucking it up, I guess I will have to start soon. I am decent at Math, but will probably fall from my (non existent) pride. But if this article convinced you enough that you do not really belong in engineering, search for your true passion and find solace with it. 2nd semester: Work Based Learning (same location), Econ, Am/Dm (math chosen by my counselor based off of previous math grades), & Art 3. Either researching about it, asking engineers what it is like to be an engineer, or taking a class, say math and physics, which involves the basic engineering principles. Some of the classes will kick your butt. Im recently a senior in highschool and about to graduate but im so confused wether or not to pursue my dream of been an engineer what do you think? The course assumes you have mastery of the algebra or close to it, and will move past algebra quickly, but many students have a hard time in calculus because of algebra. Once you get a B or C in Calc 1, Calc 2, Calc 3, and Diff Eq., you may as well apply for a liberal arts program because no engineering firm will interview you. I always look for blog like this on the internet with which I can enhance my skills. Especially since I have a friend who got a full ride scholarship to go to China to learn engineering– I mean, he’s a like a literal, genius, lol. Hated Financial Accounting. You don’t have to write code if you don’t want to. You also have to familiarize with tools and what they do as it is expected for engineers to be think like mechanics. You should still do all you can to gain the math skills, but just because you aren’t as talented in math as you are at electronics, or understanding mechanics, or one of many other aspects of engineering, doesn’t mean you can’t be an engineer. I never had patience for an education as a teen but when I was a sophomore I found a passion in an electrical trades class my high school offered. I was terrible at math in high school. I need your honest opinion and suggestions as I do not want to lay on my dying bed, cursing myself for not fulfilling my dreams. How do i learn the math for this class and pass it, quitting isnt a option. I have one daughter and I am a women(don’t know if that helps anyone) and I do have supportive friends and family (if you don’t surround yourself with with goal oriented positive people). It is a good sign for a budding engineer to be able to learn by asking and not just figuring it out on your own. Based in Dubai & Beirut. keep up the good work. I struggled with math throughout school and hate attending college because of how much I do not understand in my courses involving higher level math. No matter where those radio waves hit the surface of the dish, they all bounce to the same point (the focus). thank u I am also a boy who is bad at math but I know how the thing or object work. this will really help students get their confidence up to get into engineering. My passion is robotics and I refuse to let anything get in my way. You da man! It’s scary in my situation since I’ve always been good at math but they seem to be the basic math skills I learned in Advanced Common Core and Algebra 1. Still, it’s never too late as they say, and though I’m enjoying my liberal arts major and the work that it gets me (actor/novelist), I’ve never been able to quench the love of science and engineering. Heck, I felt like I was on top of the world when I use to get mathematics correctly and ace all my quizzes, home works, and tests. Nine years after highschool. I love this subject. So what makes one think that he or she is a complete misfit for engineering? I was thinking that since I’ve already taken a intel to Business & Intro to Digital Technology(both A’s) my freshman year (my brain might have been telling me something) & I could sign up for the 2nd and 3rd business class. I’m just speaking from experience. It is intended for fun only so do … After I graduated I became a pilot and started competing in long range shooting. Our newsletters are sent out semi-annually and cover interesting news, trends, industry topics as well as updates on EPIC Systems. Don’t let a couple of pesky math classes stop you from being a great engineer! Engineering Principles. I’m very nervous for the Calculus and other math I will have to take in college but this article certainly gives me confidence that I will be able to succeed. Get Over It! For me, being a junior engineer was the most fun part of the career. 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