With the many courses in the Kenyan universities that high school leavers are not sure which is good for them, It is better to know that nobody should pressurize you into studying a course you do not like. Engineering courses are among the most competitive courses and ends up being picked by majority of the best students in KCSE.
However many students after picking Engineering courses because of their good grades ends up regretting later in their life because they did not pick something that they like instead they were advised by a friend or their parents to take pursue course.
As a student who is about to choose the field of Engineering you need to know where you’re going to. Engineering is not for the weak and faint hearted. You will need to have a fighting spirit because of the many assignments weekly and tough continuous assessment tests aligned during the semester.
Calculus is one of the most fundamental concepts that you will be required to grasp well in Engineering School as this will enable you to have a creative mind in the design space.
Majority of the units in Engineering involves a lot of calculations and practicals. If you’re planning to join Engineering Just know that solving complex mathematical problems will become almost your daily experience.
You will be required to read many books outside the course work. If you’re planning to get into the filed of Mechanical Engineering some of the fundamental units which is also common to Electrical Engineering include: Solids and structural mechanics, Mechanics of machines, Fluid Mechanic, Analog and Digital Electronics, Engineering design. Besides these you will be required to know Computer Aided Design software such as: Autocad, Matlab, Solidworks, Inventory Fission, Proteus and many others.
This is a clear indication that if your are planning to go into engineering field , be ready to spend most of your time in campus studying and doing research.
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