Monday, October 31, 2011

Engineers and programming

I met with my engineering advisor this afternoon to get a release number for registration tonight. I managed to speak with him briefly about programming as an engineer. I have a lot of interest in programming, as I do with engineering too. He explained his viewpoints on his as a lover of Fortran and from a practical standpoint that is makes you more marketable if you can program.

I am taking computer methods next semester (an engineering course) and the two professors who offer the course teach with two different pieces of software. One MathCAD and the other Matlab. My advisor recommended taking the Matlab version if I am already interested in programming as it would be easier, more relevant, and more marketable than the MathCAD version.

I will expand on this further at a later time