Originally Posted by huzaifa47
Well I dunno there isn't a single rep on our team who can "build" or "modify" a bedracer nor do I think there will be anytime soon. Yes I was probably stereotyping but then again stereotypes DO come from somewhere!
I did specify "automotive" engineering for a reason. But even apart from that why is it that the engineers build a solar car(is it every year?); they might have a minority from other faculties too but the team is mostly engineers the last I heard. Everyone doesn't have equal interests that's why they "chose" a certain faculty over the other...atleast that's how I see it!
Engineers are more hands on then anyone I could think off! Last year one of my first year eng friends had this round piece of metal thingie(Like a Cylinder with a hole in it) that he was modifying or something for a class project....while I was writing essays!
Well there is no specific auto Eng at mac. Perhaps you mean mechanical? Even so, we mostly deal with theoretical situations. Most people on building teams like concrete toboggan, mecVT, solar car (every 5ish years), minibaja, etc. go to learn. Those people have a neat advantage from having done actual hands on work. Most of us however do not know how.
There are also several courses/programs in eng that deal with writing and even taking minors in others programs (I'm taking a minor in theatre and film. Boy does that take a lot of writing. )
Long story short: don't generalize. I hope you understand a little more about engineering now.