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01bonne 01-31-2008 02:33 AM

Any mechanical engineers here?
 
I am a first year engineering student at Wayne State and would like to know what it's really like in the engineering world. SInce it's my first year I have'nt had anything curriculum specific classes just basic engineering. All I got from my 12 or so lectures from past students and current engineers is that engineering school is alot harder then actually being an engineer, but that really doesn't help me. So I want to know what a typical work day/week consist of, and what can I expect once I actually get out into the field. TIA

agrazela 01-31-2008 02:41 AM

My brother graduated with a MechE degree. He's a database admin for Carmax :lol:

That wasn't helpful, sorry.

01bonne 01-31-2008 02:44 AM

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He's a database admin for Carmax
The lip balm company??? Its helpful to me because it provides hope that there are jobs outside of the auto industry or government

agrazela 01-31-2008 02:47 AM

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He's a database admin for Carmax
The lip balm company??? Its helpful to me because it provides hope that there are jobs outside of the auto industry or government

No, the huge used-car lot company :lol:

01bonne 01-31-2008 02:48 AM

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No, the huge used-car lot company
:oops:

willwren 01-31-2008 09:50 AM

Expect to spend hours at a time sitting at your desk working in CAD, and about 10% of your time actually working with the hardware you designed. Either out on the shop floor in the field.

You'll actually spend more time in project reviews and meetings than you will handling actual hardware. You will very likely live in a virtual world determined by your software.

petraman 01-31-2008 11:29 AM

<----- Future ME major :-D :-D

But that doesn't help you, does it :lol:

jwakamud 01-31-2008 11:43 AM

all i can offer is that nancy is a mechanical engineering major currently working on her masters (in composites) and so far the only internship shes had was helping convert a company to Lean Six Sigma (basically just observing workers as they worked and logged how they spent their time -- and come up with standardized charts for time spent on cyclic activities).

01bonne 01-31-2008 01:13 PM

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Expect to spend hours at a time sitting at your desk working in CAD, and about 10% of your time actually working with the hardware you designed. Either out on the shop floor in the field
Thats fine with me because I like using CAD

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You'll actually spend more time in project reviews and meetings than you will handling actual hardware. You will very likely live in a virtual world determined by your software
Long as there is access to BC I'll survive

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<----- Future ME major
Its good to know I'm the only person trying to be a ME and driving a S2 3800 :D

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Lean Six Sigma
That doesn't sound bad

Darrel 01-31-2008 01:45 PM

i've worked with ME's before when i worked for ThyssenKrupp. they seemed to spend a lot of time in the shop building and observing test eqipment for subframes on cars. and when i was going for me EE degree i was told that school is the hardest part too. must be true cause i switched to IT cause i couldn't handel the school... (and it bored me to no end...)


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