The sad but true reality…
This actually made me laugh. I honestly believe that's what engineering is like (but I know the truth, which is why I enlisted as a Corpsman in the Navy, not an Engineer)
As someone who is going into an undergraduate engineering program next year, I now say:
That's gonna suck some royal balls.
ow the equations just grow as you advance… in the end graduation with master in engineering is just a achievement to show the boss that you are capable of taking a lot of poor written often very cryptic textbooks, read them then by no time being able to decipher and use the information in it to aid you.
Indeed, it's not as exciting as TF, but one can find some fun in knowing all that math.
This really made my morning. It is mostly the math-math-math, but when you start building your own amps, it is all worth it.
I found it to be quite the opposite. My engineering career was filled with millions of dollars of toys and practically no math.
As an engineer I can say that isn't true, it's even less like the bottom picture! Add in a lot more Excel and PowerPoint :(
I feel sorry for you then, with a master in electric engineering I remember the truth of us having to take all math classes whereas some other facultaties just took like 4 the first 3 years.
But then again we got to do a lot cooler stuff.
On the other hand, at least you don't have to worry about some fool running by with an electric box trying to break your awesome super gun once you've thrown it together in half a minute.
Or dying. You don't have to worry quite so much about dying either.
I actually like the bottom picture better.
If you do an engineering degree, you have to do all the maths.
Or you can do an apprenticeship, then you don't have to do the maths, just learn how things actually work and after your 4 years you'll be in the same place as Mr.Degree, but you'll be 2 years younger :)
I've been looking at career options the last few weeks, one of which was engineering. You can imagine my depression when I discovered that engineering was the complete opposite of anything fun…
this is exactly why i'm in med school…