What are you studying?

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  1. wintonian

    wintonian Established Member

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    I'm taking a break (read: avoiding doing any more reading) from reading about the consumer society for my social sciences degree at this moment in time and I know there are quite a few students around here, so I thought I'd ask what people are studying and are they avoiding it by answering this question? :p
     
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  3. ainsworth74

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    20th Century History.

    And yes I'm answering this to avoid reading about why there was a stalemate on the western front 1914-1918 with a 3,000 word essay due on said topic on the 14th.
     
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    I'm studying spelling....

    And Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Mechatronics and Control Systems, working with significant amounts of Software.

    I'm avoiding a tutorial on Engineering Analysis, a tutorial on Mechatronic Analysis and Deisgn, coursework in Concurent Systems Programming, and Sensors & Instrumentation, oh, and some Probabalistic Analysis and State Space Analysis.
     
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    Me too!

    And I'm certainly not "avoiding it by answering this question". Au contraire.
     
  6. wintonian

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    Better? ;)
     
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    Awwwrr, it's been corrected...
     
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    I've just started my first year of a BEng in Materials Engineering at Loughborough Uni.
     
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    A Transport Management BSc, and there's far too much associated with "management" and not nearly enough associated with transport in my opinion.

    I had hoped that the balance would have been redressed somewhat in my final year when it really counts, but ohhh nooo...More of the same. :roll:
     
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    Masters in Chemistry.

    Basically I'm doing real science in real labs making real discoveries. And if I could do that for the rest of my life I'd be happy(ish).
     
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    Is it the same unusual male:famale ratio at your school of meterials as it is at ours, compared with the rest of the Engineering schools?
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Then pass it to the Engineers to make it work ;) heh
     
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    The only contact I've had with engineers is to fashion me a cuvette holder, because it was too trivial a task for me to do myself.
     
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    Gee thanks...

    Although thats not my field of Engineering, more electrical, mechanical and systems.
     
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    Heh, my project was actually commissioned by an academic in the Chem Eng cluster in the Engineering school... :oops: I'm just there to do the fiddly organic synthesis for them.
     
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    Heh...

    At the moment I've spent more time on my dissertation picking appart the software I'm ment to be writing on top of rather than actually writing my software. Going to be an extensive progress report about the vunerabilities of the systems I have to work with.

    I get the feeling I'm going to be going past 250 pages on this thing (in total, including appendixes)
     
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    Christ...

    My dissertation has to be 7500 ± 500 words... that's about 30 pages.
     
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    Mine is 'limited' to 50 pages, but I'm allowed to go up to about 75, + appendix. Thanks to most of it being diagrams and code.

    (Apologies, this is me and eagle just having a chat as it seems)
     
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    Dunno what you'd class as the usual ratio, but including the courses we share most lectures with (Design with Engineering Materials, Automotive Materials)...we have a male: female ratio of 53:5 :lol:

    Mechanical Engineering (from what I've seen) has a surprising number of girls in it...
     
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    Out EEE outside of exhange students has a total of 3:139 in the 3rd year of all EEE courses. Meterials girls keep coming into our common room and having me kick them out so I imagine the numbers are higher (and may Eagle slap me for this) a lot more camp boys on meterials engineeing than electrical or aerospace & mechanical.
     
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    That's an inevitable and recurring challenge for anyone interfacing with pre-existing software. (I've been there, repeatedly).

    I suggest that you acknowledge the hurdles and inadequacies, but only as far as they affect your work, and then return to your own project's development.
    I assure you that your examiners will be fully appreciative of the intrinsic demand for revisionism which every user places on their software platform.
     
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    I've done all the checking of their system now, achknowlaged them, and when this progress report is in, will write my software.
     
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    I am convinced that many in the world of academia are thoroughly detached from modern commerce and the needs and skills that employees and business leaders of the future require.
     
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    So am I Mojo, but I'm treating this as a professional training course for the IET, rather than 'university' did say to somone at the EEESoc today, "I'm here to learn, not socialise"
     
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    Sorry I meant the staff rather than the students :p
     
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    Oh students are detached too, but a lot of staff that I studdy under or work with at my place are ex. industry or indusry consultants.

    Two of my current lecturers are consultants for QinetiQ for example...
     
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    I'm planning on being in academia for the rest of my working life, so I couldn't care less...
     
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    I am currently in my first year studying maths at the University of Bristol.
     
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    Second year MEnd in civil and strutural(transport) engineering at leeds. Currently avoiding looking at the chemistry and science of concrete which is if i say so my self incredibly dull.
     
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    My cousin did an MEng in Civil Engineering (and now, incidentally, works in Leeds). He said he found concrete fascinating. Oddball.
     
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    Im studying Mechanical Engineering at Lincoln as part of my scholarship with Siemens. Over the summer I was working on the combustion systems of Small Industrial Gas Turbines

    The 'ahem' ratio in our year is 14:0
     
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