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I was just curious since I was going into the field of Biomedical (yeah sounds cool but I bet its like anatomy and mechanical engineering put together) Engineering and I will actually be recieveing a mechanical degree. So my question is after my first 4-6 years (intern) what do I do do i go back for another type of engineering chemical/electrical or my physiology.:wacko:
But I really was just wondering if anyone out there was an engineer.
Too right mate! Mechanical all the way! :yes:
I considered going into biomedical but eventually chose to go with mech because its much more along the lines of what I enjoy.
I am actually working for a firm that makes neonatal life support systems and a lifter (kinda like a powered stretcher that saves ambos lifting beds with heavy patients). Great fun.
Anyway, there have to be more engineers here! Come on people!
Awsome. Sorry but I have to ask (Are there many engineers in Toowoomba?) Sorry im an ignorant american. So I was actually hoping to get a double engineering degree (yeah a double threat) but I am torn between electicral since that way I would me more qualifided to work on intricate systems that are electronicly driven mechanical devices, or something else.
I was really hoping that there would be more engineers out there.
So Solo are you a reasearcher or what. Hope engineering isn't too hard, so how much math will I have to take. Less than the amount of physics.
I'm not an engineer, but speaking as someone who has been over educated and underemployed in the past, I would suggest you worry about one degree first and then see if it's worth it to get a second. You may find that one degree is well sufficient to get you everything you want in life.
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-refering to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Beaumont-Hamel after they took 90% casualties in the assault
Deek, I'm not sure how it works in the States, but over here you can do a degree in mechatronic engineering. Which is basically a mix of mechanical and electrical, which lets you work with robotics and those sorts of systems that you seem interested in.
I would suggest that if you do a double degree, study management as your second (as a good general recommendation). As an engineer (and very soon after you qualify) you will be managing other people and teams. So it helps.
As for the Toowoomba question - yeah, we've got a lot of engineers here. I'm lucky because it is a fairly large town and is the centre of commerce for a much larger area. There are a lot of agricultural and mining firms around here as well as general engineering and consultancies. Its pretty good
And on to the maths side of things, hate to say it but physics is just maths applied in a logical way ... But it really helps that when you are studying, you are looking at things that you enjoy, so you can apply them to real life situations. Makes it more fun.
Don't hesitate to give me a yell if you need a hand with anything or want to ask questions!
oh, and I am not a research engineer. I'm lucky enough to be involved in design and construction. Because I work for a small firm, I can design the thing and then help put it together myself and see how it goes...
Last edited by Solo; April 5th, 2006 at 13:22.
O no you got me wrong I actually like physics (i know thats wierd) but I hate calculus it is not fun. I suppose that once it becomes a focus and not just a class that I have to take in Highshcool it will get better but right now it sucks.
Yeah what we have here, or what I am doing anyway is a mechanical degree with a biomedical option. Yup sounds wierd and I actually graduate with a mechanical degree even though I dont me some of the standard mechanical requirements. Perhaps I will have to do some study abroad (no overused jokes please) and check that out. The cool thing though is that my professor actually hods several patents and students at other colleges actually study some of his work.
The good thing about mechanical is that it is so broad. You can work in so many different areas.
Sounds good about your mechanical with biomed degree. A friend of mine for her final year dissertation did an analysis of failure of hip replacements.
I would think that you would do more medical type subjects though wouldn't you?
sorry for not getting back quickly at all. But yeah I kind of hope to do more medical stuff because i like it. most of it is pure memorization. Anyway I look forward to it, and cant wait till I am finally done with school. That way I can work and buy stuff and have a house (maybe they are getting awfully expensive nowdays). Hopefully then my dad can finally get to building his warhammer guys since my stuff wont be al over the work station. And perhapse I will be able to finally get my guys out of there boxes.