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Old 10-25-2011, 09:22 AM
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Default Re: School vs. Music

Originally Posted by pxavier View Post
That's just dumb.... "Let's go out of our ways to ruin people's GPA's because we are an engineering school..." They can easily weed the non serious people out with an independent research project that will actually be used on campus.
It's not about "ruining everyone's GPA" it's about making sure only people who are capable of getting a decent GPA can graduate. That's sort of how academic institutions work. If you want to be an engineer you have to be able to do this sort of stuff. It's not just about being handy with a wrench or a milling machine. In fact a lot of engineering designers don't get their hands dirty at all. It's unfortunate that a mechanical engineering degree didn't turn out to be what you wanted to do. If you want to fix up cars, plenty of garages that will be happy to give you an apprentiship I'm sure :)

Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
After having been out of school for several years now, I should stress that there's a helluva lot more theory going on in the classroom than most engineers will ever use in actual practice.
Maybe for some practices, it depends entirely on what job you're doing and in what field.
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Last edited by eddiehimself; 10-25-2011 at 04:38 PM.