# What You Thought An Engineering Job Was Like [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in
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And what it"s really like...
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Male 368
So what do engineers actually do?
Male 368
They don`t math good.

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Male 94
@xric : highfiveeeee
Female 3,598
haha plow.

plow! blam!! Varp!!!! nert!!
^this is what i see when i look at shiz like this :-)
Male 427
@ turdlle
Do you even know how to differentiate? You should learn it in your first month in any engineering course..
Male 22
This is why Im an animation student :D
Male 759
what i thought the internet would be: "hahaha, that`s funny."

what the internet really is: "the partial derivative is incorrect... i know because i work at Best Buy, part time."
Male 266
lol it says Plow in the equation more then once (I know its not actually plow)
Female 1,515
Bleugh. This is why I`m in zoology...
Female 426
Male 309
yay chemistry!
source: moles and gas law, PV=nRT
Male 2
@turdlle

The partial derivative taken in this equation is correct. Keep in mind that it`s a partial derivative just with respect to n1. When we apply a product derivative rule with the two polynomials (fg` + gf`), we see that the n1 term is only being multiplied by the "a" term. Thus, when we take the partial derivative for n1 for the f` portion of the product law, we only get a1 for f`, this is multiplied with g to get the a1(n1+n2)^1/2 term.

Therefore, the equation as shown is correct.

I totally know I`m giving a troll ammo, and I apologize, but we engineers are a finicky lot.
:)
Male 755
Yup. Gotta love those moles.
Male 30
Yeah ... made it through 2 years of Engineering and switched to Industrial Design.
Male 25,416
Female 430
when you study it ...it`s not that hard...I think...
Male 2
@turdlle. Shut up, your most likely wrong and noone is impressed.
Male 5
That`s Mr Plow to you!
Male 593
HAHAHA!!... it says Plow in the bottom equation :D
Female 145
this is why I`m changing my major
Male 1
the differentiated equation is wrong. the first a1 should be an a2
Male 1,240
Law student here. It`s pretty much exactly how I (or anyone else) expected it to be.
Male 6,694
Ugh. Just looking at that made my head hurt. Where is Will Hunting when you need him ?
Male 120
I am a cook so i just have to deal with fractions. and ratios. which is ok by me.
Male 575
Haha I`m a dance major, I don`t have to deal with any crazy math ... though I can`t build robots of doom which is a definite downside.
Male 4,547
My major was AI.
I concur with expectations vs reality. :P thought you do EVENTUALLY get to make cool things, the part you end up looking at 90% of the time is the code, not the robot or program you made.
Male 30
I saw this on UG`s YLYL IX thread. Lol`d then, Lol`d now.
Male 258
@IrishJesus - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!! Already pulled Giant Robot World Domination Plan #157001A from the vault.
Male 483
I`m an engineering major. I couldn`t agree more.

I haven`t had enough free time to do anything remotely interesting besides eat, sleep, and schoolwork. The math is suffocating, the professors don`t speak much english, and the women...

well, there are no women in engineering.

Basically, if I don`t get a job with this degree, I`m going to build a giant robot and take over the world with it. Who wants in?
Male 371
Wizards and pop-culture cyborgs.
Male 1,357
shameeee
Male 243
Wow, that`s so wrong.

My father has his bach from Georgia Tech and I can tell you, yes during school it IS like that.

In the real world it`s:

COMPUTER and CALCULATOR that have pre-programmed equations.

Easy peasy.
Male 1,548
F*ck Leibniz notation. Newton makes more sense.
Female 149
this is why i dont wanna go to college
Male 1,222
Actually, the answer is the buttler, its always the buttler
Male 5,194
Wow, that`s more complicated than I would have guessed. A lot of simple equations (ideal gas law) really sprawl when you stop assuming things and try to match curves to empirical data.
Male 1,064
Why not just be a spy and pretend to be an engineer. Much easier.
Male 1,222
Ive always used an old calculator, and last week my gf bought me a brand new casio fx570, i felt like such a nerd when i found out i knew what ALL the functions on the calculator were for, and i asked her to punch me in the face if i looked happy with her gift
Male 15,832
Fugacity...wasn`t that an album by Marillion?

I used to be able to do this, but after the final, it all started slipping away...
Female 15
TF2 is one of the best games of all time. No question.
Male 296
And all it takes is one swing to destroy that
Female 448
I feel like there should be this for computer science.

What I expected:
Playing videogames

Actuality:
This poo.

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etc.etc.
Male 10,855
@CrakrJak

Are you ChemE?
Male 10,855
Soooo true my friends
Soooo true.

On the brighter side most of the equations are actually algebraic. You don`t have to deal with the calculus to get them.
Male 247
That might be what engineering school is like, but engineers don`t actually do anything like that once they get real jobs. An engineering job looks like this:
Male 2,441
Bleh I can`t have a career in math... Oh wait I`m an actuarial science major..
Male 44
you could be a smart ass and "engineer" a fire with nothing but butaine and a spark?
Male 2,893
MEDIC!!!!
Male 135
but i still get to shoot crap right?
Male 1,744
fugacity coefficient?

well fugacity to you too buddy!
Male 15,510
The same can be done with medic!
Female 243
blech. i understand the importance of knowing intermediate math (up to algebra 2) but if im not going to become an engineer i dont think i ever want to waste my time learning things this advanced. how many of the adults here (that dont have a math dependent jobs)use math that they learned past sophmore year of High School?
Female 1,803
My degree is in Chemical Engineering. Never used any of the five quarters of calculus or the incomprehensible class in quantum chemistry in the real world. Eventually, got laid off and no one wanted someone not fresh out of school so I had to change careers. Years later, I am a freelance motiongraphics designer and as happy as a clam not sitting in a cubicle and dealing with office politics. Being an engineer taught me how to use my brain to get stuff done but no one can expect to always be in the career they get a degree in. Stay flexible and maintain many interests!
Male 469
Male 1,081
NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
Male 772
Hell. Yes.
Female 737
@CrakrJak:

Its fugacity dude.
Male 56
Sooooooo true... :`(
Male 2,121
I wonder how many of those letters are sh itty made up constants... engineering sucks, physics rules!
Female 108
you people posting have way more brains than I do...and may I also say "buncha show-offs"
Female 1,181
lol. this reminds me of my `project management` courses. they love to stick math where you least expect it...
Male 37
This is the key. The answer is the last equation which is the integral of the first equation when the derivative of the second equation (the third equation) is correctly substituted into the first. The only way we would be able obtain a numerical answer would be if the question asked for the total between two limits A and B. To solve that, we would define f(x) as the last formula, and solve for f(B)-f(A).
Male 17,512
Actually this is more like chemical engineering for something like a refinery.
Male 4,290
Meh, I never would have done engineering if they`d told me we would be playing Hydro.
Male 167
That`s actually not too bad of a forumula... there is barely any variables.. It`s just the same one placed over again with different exponents :) and all you do is fill in numbers lol
Male 105
@selection

No, the answer is 42. Always.
Male 65
@selection: OK, captain obvious.
Male 10
Male 2,056
@mvanglid, dear god tell me before its too late
Female 250
what.
Male 307
Wait... who does math by hand anymore, when you have all these compilers, high level scripted languages and calculators?

Hell, you don`t need more than high school Algebra 2 to design drating miniguns, just the right license and extended background check, with preferably a contract.
Female 2,120
Whew! Good thing I`m gonna be a Heavy.
Male 153
alternately titled, Why I started college in engineering and why I switched to marketing after 3 semesters, lol
Male 415
:-(
Female 688
i REALLY dont understand how anyone could work this out. and no, i don`t want the answer thanks.
Male 527
Pfft! Ha! You WISH that`s what an engineering job is actually like. It`s closer to Office Space than anything. 90% of all engineering is now paper pushing. I`m one of the lucky few where paper pushing is 10% of my workload, and the rest is actually doing something.
Female 3,001
also thermo and fluid suck, i hate my degree, it best get me a good job with lots-o-money
Female 3,001
oh this is depressing, im finishing my engineering degree and at the minute studying vibration and control. craziest math ever!
Male 695
Don`t forget the spies. Spies everywhere.
Male 1,129
Ah yes... we learned this in Thermodynamics. Actually isnt too bad.
Male 20,188
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