• @Zacryon@feddit.de
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      185 months ago

      Depends on the specific engineering branch. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Sometimes nothing at all. But all engineering branches share one thing with physics: math.

      • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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        5 months ago

        I think the joke is you don’t understand enough physics to make that your gig, so you go engineering as the backup plan. Source: am IT, we’re everyone’s backup plan when their initial goals fall through

          • @Droggelbecher@lemmy.world
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            105 months ago

            About to graduate in physics and I’ve definitely scrolled through IT job postings when anxious about not getting a PhD position

            • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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              95 months ago

              Don’t worry, when IT students get those moments they look at construction ads. It’s turtles all the way down.

              • @A7thStone@lemmy.world
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                25 months ago

                And when us constructing workers get those moments we say fuck!, but at least we don’t have student loans to pay off.

            • @Waraugh@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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              55 months ago

              i didn’t get a degree until I was almost thirty, from an online college at that. I’m a complete idiot and somehow earning a bit over $200k a year in the Midwest at forty years old. Sometimes I have to meet with people and I’m like man, just let me back in my hole, wtf am I doing here, I can barely understand what these people are talking about let alone process any of the shit they are saying. I talk, ask questions, sometimes get answers I can understand but always make an idiot out of myself but I keep talking. Everyone says it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be assumed to be an idiot instead of opening your mouth and removing all doubt but I swear I’ve made a career out of being an idiot. If it wasn’t for IT I would be cleaning shit off guys dicks in a brothel somewhere to feed myself.

              • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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                35 months ago

                In my experience so far asking the question instead of just fucking everything up by guessing is a huge reason why you get paid what you get paid.

          • @AFallingAnvil@lemmy.ca
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            35 months ago

            Just graduated from college in IT, I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. I originally wanted to do creative communications but couldn’t get past the entrance exam.

        • @pigup@lemmy.world
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          85 months ago

          I have worked with guys who got physics undergrad and mech E masters. They are both awful engineers who don’t really get it. I take this joke too personally because I know it’s bs from experience.

          • HobbitFoot
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            45 months ago

            The absolute worst is when those kinds of engineers graduate but are incapable of thinking about the problems they are designing solutions for.

    • @Cowbee@lemm.ee
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      45 months ago

      Engineering is just the economical application of applied physics, without Physicists Engineers work off faulty knowledge, without Engineers nothing gets designed.

      The level of understanding an Engineer needs, however, is purely within the practical and economical, while Physicists understandably have more in-depth knowledge.