• Question: what advise would you give to someone who wants to become an engineer

    Asked by Coogan05 on 17 Mar 2021. This question was also asked by Sarah.M🧸.
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      Alan Diaz answered on 17 Mar 2021:

      To make the best of your time from now on!
      Get together with your friends or classmates and start learning together. Make the best of free resources in the Internet; checkout websites like: Coursera, Udemy, EdX, Khan Academy, etc.; watch videos on YouTube on “how to do stuff”: batteries, rockets, cars, whatever! Also, actively participate in STEM-related activities organised by other schools (high-schools and colleges), as well as Universities in your city/county/country (i.e., Summer camps, hackatons, etc.)
      In general, just be curious and try to find answers to “stuff” that interests you, and especially how they work.
      Last, but certainly not least (and other engineers may have a different opinion), don’t make your life “only” about engineering. Arts, business/finance, healthcare, public service are all as important! Try to broaden your social circle with people with different interests 🙂

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      Miray Yasar answered on 17 Mar 2021:

      Beyond the modules that you need to take successfully, the most important thing is to learn how to use computer very well (coding etc.) and it would be useful to learn a new language.

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      Beth Macaulay answered on 17 Mar 2021:

      I would say to work hard and try your best at school, but remember that your grades don’t define how “smart” you are. In secondary school, taking subjects like woodwork, metalwork, DCG, physics, etc. can really inspire you and get you thinking like an engineer (but they aren’t usually necessary to do engineering in college!) But, just as Alan said, other subjects are important too! Its also a great idea to look up things online – there are loads of fun resources out there and you can learn pretty much anything on the internet these days.
      I would also say to never give up your other hobbies. If you also like playing sports or music or drawing or something, you shouldn’t stop doing those things you enjoy just to spend more time studying engineering. its important to have a balance in life! Also, you can be an engineer no matter who you are or where you come from. its always important to remember that.

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      Jun Lin answered on 18 Mar 2021:

      If you do feel that engineering is something that you’d like to do in the future, I’d suggest you make a target to do engineering in college. But at the moment, work hard on math and all science subjects.