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What They Didn't Tell You in Engineering School, Part 1 | EE Times

What They Didn't Tell You in Engineering School, Part 1 | EE Times

As a mechanical engineer in manufacturing with around 10 years of work experience, I've discovered that I use some techniques on the job that were never taught in school. I'm sure more items could be added to this list, and feel free to "call me out" if you see things differently, but here is my list of the discrepancies between an engineering education and engineering in the "real world." Part 1: Education Wait, I learned calculus? I'm embarrassed to say that after four semesters of calculus/differential equations, I remember very little of it. The derivative of x is 1 if I remember correctly, but anything past that would have to be reviewed. I do, however, feel that I understand the concepts and could, hopefully, go back and relearn them much more quickly than someone who had never cracked a calc book. Additionally, I still remember the trig concepts behind much of this ...

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