• Question: what key skills did you have to learn to get into engineering?

    Asked by 233b to Andrew, Angela, Eleanor, Emma, Withdrawn on 8 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Andrew Pidgeon

      Andrew Pidgeon answered on 8 Mar 2016:

      I started off by taking GCSE engineering. This taught me the basics but as you progress you learn different and more interesting things that help you become an engineer.

      It takes time and there isn’t a course that says ‘Do this and you will be an Engineer..’

    • Photo: Eleanor Sherwen

      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 8 Mar 2016:

      The key skill I use most often is drawing/modelling in CAD programs (maybe you have used one of the basic ones like ProD or Google SketchUp?) There is lots of demand for it, because everywhere I have worked uses CAD programs to make more complicated designs. I’ve used ProEngineer (now called Creo), Inventor, and Solidworks.