Originally Posted by ted
I remember hearing from one of my E.E. professors last semester about research he did in the 70's with the same type of thing, where they would load stuff into the DRAM and then freeze it and swap it into a different machine. I never thought about it as a security risk, though.
Maybe civil engineers just make less because they have an easier skill set, thus turning out more graduates with C.E. degrees. More workers in the market lowers the salary for that job. Also, I wouldn't say the civil engineers for the Burj Dubai are really serving the public.
Just something to think about from your friendly neighborhood electrical engineering student.
You use an example of a corrupt government half-way across the world to try to make your point about something in the United States, and you claim that civil engineers have an easier skill set. Clearly your skill set is doing you well!
Aside from the fact that civils are the only engineers that are required to pass licensure exams at all - let alone twice
, we are also required to undergo continuing education to keep licensure. That first exam (required to be passed for any meaningful job) must also be taken right out of school and includes every subject taught in engineering school such as thermodynamics, dynamics, and electrical circuits, as useless as they may be for us. In other words, not only are we required to be well-rounded but we are required to be specialists in what we do need to know. As if that weren't enough, we also have to deal with the public. A public, which much like yourself apparently, doesn't understand how things work. By simply designing one structure, civil engineers are responsible for potentially hundreds of thousands of lives per day
. Considering how many structures an engineer will design in his/her lifetime. That dwarfs any sort of responsibility you will probably ever face. If we make one mistake, our career is over.
So go ahead. Tell me I have an easier skill set. Tell me that is why I make less money. It will mean nothing, because clearly your comprehension of reality is about as complete as that of a kindergartener.