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I'm a civil engineer. Ask me anything you want to know about Civil Eng. (1 Viewer)

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Adding to what 1039213, how useful and helpful is other subjects apart from HSC Maths units, such as HSC physics & chem for example? Do you have to memorise a lot of info in UNI like it is in HSC physics?
I am assuming your question is in regards to if you were to take engineering at university.
I would say that yes they are helpful to form the foundation of your engineering degree (Phys and Chem especially).

This is where university students differentiate from high school students.
You will need to stop to think about what things are and start to think about why things are.

Hence, yes you would need to KNOW a lot of information.
Notice that I used the word KNOW not MEMORISE. Because memorising means that you don't KNOW what to do with the information. The information is just is.
So to do well at university, you can't just memorise information, you need to know them. Why things are, why they aren't, etc. The why connects the what and it will be much easier for you to remember things. Don't worry about memorising.
 

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Hi, I need some help with my assignment. Would you be able to explain the function of a bridge and describe what a truss bridge is. Thank you, it's much appreciated.
 

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You're what in your mid-20s/30s and you're picking on a 14-year-old asking a question on a forum called "ask me anything..."
Also FYI a millennial is someone born in between the 1980s-1995 and a Gen Z (me) is between 1996 and onwards. I think you need to use your "awesome site" and do some research.
 

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You're what in your mid-20s/30s and you're picking on a 14-year-old asking a question on a forum called "ask me anything..."
Also FYI a millennial is someone born in between the 1980s-1995 and a Gen Z (me) is between 1996 and onwards. I think you need to use your "awesome site" and do some research.
Love the technicalities.

I have just used the awesome site to another awesome site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truss_bridge

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I just find it quite hilarious that a 30-year-old would be on a site where many people would be asking for help or questions and the 30-year-old just has nothing else to do with their life that they have to go on this site and pick on a 14-year-old. It's hilarious for me but maybe a little embarrassing for you. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Hi All,

I'm a civil engineer of 7 years. I have a combined civil engineering and commerce degree from UNSW.
My field is in infrastructure, mostly road and rail projects.

I have walked through the same journey you walked through.
Going through high school, and uni. Trying to figure out life, career choice, etc.
You can ask me anything you want to know from which subjects to choose in high school, what eng uni life is like, the civil engineering profession itself.

If you are thinking about civil engineering as a profession and career. Then don't hesitate to ask me.
Hopefully I can give a clearer picture of what you can expect.

I am kinda new in forum so apologies if I trespass my boundaries.
I will try to answer your questions as promptly as I can, but I do have other commitments and maybe tired after a hard day slog at work.

Kind Regards,
Enghero
how mucha dollar u make
 

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I just find it quite hilarious that a 30-year-old would be on a site where many people would be asking for help or questions and the 30-year-old just has nothing else to do with their life that they have to go on this site and pick on a 14-year-old. It's hilarious for me but maybe a little embarrassing for you. 🤷‍♂️
:(
 

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I just find it quite hilarious that a 30-year-old would be on a site where many people would be asking for help or questions and the 30-year-old just has nothing else to do with their life that they have to go on this site and pick on a 14-year-old. It's hilarious for me but maybe a little embarrassing for you. 🤷‍♂️
I think he was trolling because OP will definitely not answer, it's been a few years since this post has been created
 

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Hi All,

I'm a civil engineer of 7 years. I have a combined civil engineering and commerce degree from UNSW.
My field is in infrastructure, mostly road and rail projects.

I have walked through the same journey you walked through.
Going through high school, and uni. Trying to figure out life, career choice, etc.
You can ask me anything you want to know from which subjects to choose in high school, what eng uni life is like, the civil engineering profession itself.

If you are thinking about civil engineering as a profession and career. Then don't hesitate to ask me.
Hopefully I can give a clearer picture of what you can expect.

I am kinda new in forum so apologies if I trespass my boundaries.
I will try to answer your questions as promptly as I can, but I do have other commitments and maybe tired after a hard day slog at work.

Kind Regards,
Enghero
Would you like to share if any, insights into the other Eng courses in UNSW? Let's say electrical or chemical eng. :)
 

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I just find it quite hilarious that a 30-year-old would be on a site where many people would be asking for help or questions and the 30-year-old just has nothing else to do with their life that they have to go on this site and pick on a 14-year-old. It's hilarious for me but maybe a little embarrassing for you. 🤷‍♂️
His doing you a favour, the type of content that your teacher is looking for is more academic and less practical, whereas the Civil Engineer in this post probably has more specialised and practical knowledge of bridges which wouldn't really score that well in an assignment.
 

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Since this thread has been revived, it is interesting to note that OP described his graduate starting salary as $66K and calculated that with indexation rate of 2.5%, in 2018, the equivalent should have been $78K. In reality, last year (2020), graduate salaries for civil engineers was $60-65K, so salaries have gone backwards, which is a reflection on the current state of our economy.
 

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How do lollipop ladies earn more than engineers
 

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