My Thoughts as an Engineering Student

Philippines
December 4, 2012 11:36pm CST
Things aren't going quite the way I'd like this semester. The professor just covers the board with equations and doesn't explain anything or sometimes the professor explains the topic but it is really hard to understand. Urgg! The textbook is dry with dust and doesn't have worked-out examples. Geesh! In my university these happen almost all of the time. Besides the workbook that I have to buy, I need to have another textbook so that I will further understand the subject. Well, I will still have lots of these this coming school year. I guess, like everyone else, I complained. Unfortunately, while complaining may make me feel better, it didn't do a thing for my grades. Trust me! I complain a lot! I've been an Engineering Student for four years, going five. I realized that the real problem is not the professor who's making my life miserable. I've always complain and said, "They are our teachers. They are supposed to teach us what to do. They aren't supposed to include something new in the exams. They didn't discussed it, it's unfair!" I have been saying this over and over again everytime I fail an exam. But then it made me realize that this is absolutely wrong! This approach may have worked in high school, but I think it begins to fail in college. In real life, I mean in the industry there are no homeworks, lectures and exams. There are only problems -- usually poorly defined ones -- and solutions that are either acceptable or not. To make it worse, you no longer get partial credit for solutions that don't work, even if you use the correct formula. If you design ten antenna and one doesn't work, trust me -- they won't give you a 90 and congratulate you. As I've said I am on my 5th year as an Engineering Student, I will try not to complain. Never will I blame my teachers again because I fail an exam or I didn't finish my project. I'll figure out what I need to make the topics and projects clearer. I'll ask for professional help, read other references, and definitely work with others.
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5 responses
• India
5 Dec 12
hi ! I'm an engineer too. but took an year extra to complete my course. I would say engineering colleges are mushrooming every where in India, and there is serious shortage of good lecturers ... we pay huge fees and do not get quality explanation .. on the other hand syllabus is also vast and most of the things that we learn are unused when we join a job. things must be simple, interesting ,practical and not so vast..
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
It's nice to hear from a fellow engineer. I agree with you! In our country, we usually study engineering to pass the board exam it is not something that will encourage you to experiment, build or innovate. It's just sad because I can see some potentials in my classmates. I've seen a movie Three Idiots. It's an Indian movie based on Education specifically Engineering. It was a nice movie.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 12
why are you keep complaining but u did not work hard on it. yes a teacher is to teach u about your subject, but still u yourself must keep doing it too. try to learn and review what u have been study that day. i know how hard it is to complete engineering course with good grades, but u have to work hard to understand it, it not the as when u graduate after this
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@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 12
but they still human, sometime the student react is important too. if u don't understand, then ask them, so they can give more
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• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yes, you have a point. We can just asked. Thank you for your input.
• Bangladesh
5 Dec 12
Congrates you first of all in advance for study Engineering. But one thing I have to advice you please don't blame teachers or the institutions you studying now. Whatever you got be satisfy and finish it quickly. There are lots of persons in this world to help you if you have real interest to know, it can be either from net, from professional expertise or from your relatives, friends or senior ones.
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
I understand, thank you for your response. Did you also take Engineering?
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Do not keep complaining. Just keep on studying or do a research in Internet. It might get effective for you. It is hard to study long years in Engineer. You must graduate and be able to accomplish it.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Thank you for the encouragement.
@betty1989 (752)
• China
5 Dec 12
yes, Complainment does you no good. You just find an excuse for failing to the exam so you can get some comfort. I am so glad that in your fifth year being an engineering student, you realize compainment doesn't make you any progress. The right thing you should do is to ask professor if you came across difficulties on engineering, refer to libary since there are so many books about your major. Good luck, you will get some improvement.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Thanks for the advises! It will really help me and the other students.