Aaron Rower has written a brilliant post on Wired about the “Top 5 Reasons it Sucks to be an Engineering Student” that has drawn a firestorm of commentary. Apparently his words have touched a nerve.
5. Awful Textbooks
4. Professors are Rarely Encouraging
3. Dearth of Quality Counseling
2. Other Disciplines Have Inflated Grades
1. Every Assignment Feels the Same
“Brilliant engineering students may earn surprisingly low grades while slackers in other departments score straight As for writing book reports and throwing together papers about their favorite zombie films,” writes Rower. “Many of the brightest students may struggle while mediocre scholars can earn top scores.” For many students, earning a degree in engineering is less than enjoyable and far from what they expected. If you want to complain about your education, this is your chance.”