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Work In The Energy Field

10/16/2014 9:23 AM

Hello, if I want to work in thr enegy field would an energy engineering degree let me do that or do I need to be a mechanical engineer or such?

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10/16/2014 9:27 AM

what is this energy engineering? is there any engineering in that? could you elaborate for the benefit of the global viewers of CR4?

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10/16/2014 9:29 AM

Interesting,...

Review this recent thread here.

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10/16/2014 10:10 AM

Well maybe this guy is just lazy.. He did not search enough let's say.. Am I right?

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10/16/2014 11:38 AM

Have no idea of his background.

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Re: Work in the energy field

10/17/2014 7:12 AM

Anyone please?

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Re: Work in the energy field

10/16/2014 3:47 PM

OK. I will try to explain the reason behind my two queries.You already have a bachelor degree in energy engineering.{I haven't heard about such a specific degree in any of the top engineering institutions in my location.}You have interest in energy engineering job.Then why should you need mechanical engineering degree?Why can't you try masters in energy engineering (if available).By the way, energy engineering has no connection with my specialisation and expertise.I am afraid,I cannot help you.

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Re: Work in the energy field

10/16/2014 9:30 AM

What is this mexckanical engineering? engineering in mechanic or mekkanical or mexxanikkal?could you elaborate bit more for the benefit of teh global viewers of CR4?

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10/16/2014 9:44 AM

Is that you, Chris?

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10/16/2014 10:09 AM

It would certainly help...for more information contact your guidance counselor....

http://www.eme.psu.edu/eneng

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10/16/2014 12:30 PM

Are not guidance counselors just lay people that think smart and scientist is the same. Golly, I would love to be a prodigy musician, but it ain't going to happen no matter how many hours I practice.

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10/16/2014 1:34 PM

Actually, with practice you could perform as well as a great master, playing an instrument develops "muscle memory", like riding a bicycle or shifting the gears of your car, you don't even think about it, just do it (and continuously improvise as well).

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10/16/2014 4:12 PM

There is more to all of the arts than just practice, there must also be talent. Enough talent can produce a superb performance with little practice. Most people have some talent but there are people out there with no talent for an art. I doubt the statistical numbers have ever been measured but I suspect number of those with no talent are close to the number of exceptional talent that need little practice.

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10/20/2014 9:44 PM

Actually muscle memory has very little to do with the making of a master! unless it is the heart muscle, the great masters have always put feeling behind the music, if your just hitting the notes it will sound ok but if you hit the notes and put your heart into it it will sound so much better. Watch Yo Yo Ma play his cello you can tell he loves what he does with it and the music speaks for itself, another example is the performances of the Piano Guys.

I use these simple examples as it is difficult to to single out personal performances from a large orchestra.

Anyone can be taught the notes but to feel it makes it special.

Yes I like classical music but I am not limited to it it's just you can witness the emotion put into it when you watch these guys perform.

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11/24/2014 1:12 AM

Muscle-memory-performed music is little different than MIDI-performed music except that the former is performed by wetware.

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10/16/2014 4:04 PM

So you think energy engineering can get me to work anywhere in the energy field?(even if it is for turbines or mechanical stuff?) since the program deals with EE and ME principles? Thanks

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11/24/2014 1:21 AM

Mate, what I think you're really wanting here is a script for how to live life. A sequential, linear list of steps that tell you what to do next. One that does not call upon you to use your imagination. As robots already do this quite well, your other choice is to join one of the services. They need people who do exactly what they're told and unquestioningly follow orders to the letter. Maybe that's where you belong. It's an honourable profession to be sure, but it's not for everyone. Best part is they do your thinking for you.

Caveat: Do not become an officer, however, because officers are called upon to make decisions more complex than the one you're asking us to make for you here.

Sergeant A. Poster #1. Has a nice ring to it.

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10/16/2014 4:23 PM

What is this latest fascination with an energy engineering degree lately?

If you want a degree that will guarantee you a job when you're done with schooling, choose a job that must be done but few wish to do it.

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10/16/2014 5:54 PM

My question was if I have a B.eng energy engineering degree, would I be able to apply and work in jobs like wind turbines or energy transmission?

I think yes because any energy engineering program encompasses chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering fundamentals.

What do you think?

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10/16/2014 6:22 PM

You can always apply. There is never a guarantee that you will get asked for an interview, regardless of any degree or honors on your resume. All of your efforts will not entitle you to a single meeting. At the same time, employers with open positions should want to fill those positions.

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10/16/2014 4:39 PM

If you want to work in the energy field, first you'll need a plow.

Then, when you have devised a form of energy which will move the plow through the field, you will have achieved success in the energy field.

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10/17/2014 5:48 AM

Usually, the requirements of a wind turbine technician is a mechanical or electrical or technical engineering background. I still don't understand why an energy engineering background is still not required.. The energy engineer would have learned all the skills to fit in this renewable energy occupation..Am I right? So should I go for energy or mechanical?.. I really think energy will get me in transmission(electrical) or generation(mechanical) jobs whereas for example a electrical could work only in transmission.. Thank you in advance

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10/17/2014 7:29 AM

Any field, the more well rounded your are the best.

If you are trained strictly in a small narrow aspect in a field of study. You would be doing yourself a disservice as well as eliminating yourself as being employable.

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10/17/2014 8:48 AM

Usually a bachelor of energy engineering encompasses the electrical, mechanical and chemical fundamentals and principles all together. Does this make it more well rounded than say mechanical engineering if I want to work for renewable energy companies?

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10/17/2014 9:12 AM

this is no clear answer.

fill in the blank from the choices.

I can have two _____________ engineers side by side.

  1. Mechanical
  2. Electrical
  3. chemical
  4. industrial
  5. manufacturing
  6. etc...

And one would br more competent then the other.

The same can be said at a Energy Engineering position where they may be two candiates.

  1. One a Degreed Energy Engineer
  2. the other a degreed manufacturing engineer.

both went through intense interviews and evaluations at this energy company and yet the manufacturing engineer was hired.

Do you know why this could happen?

I doubt you would, so I'll tell you.

It could be a number of reasons as a comparison

  1. The Energy Engineer showed he was very well versed, while the manufacturing engineer was very articulate on his responses.... or not.
  2. The Energy Engineer treated the position as typical while the manufacturing engineer treated this position as a passion... or not.
  3. The Energy Engineer gave all the correct responses to the questions or scenarios, yet the Manufacturing engineer demonstrated new ideas or on how to look at things.... or not.

These are just some examples, there are no guaranteeds in life. except to do what you enjoy or love.

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10/17/2014 11:04 AM

Thanks for your answer:)

My question was: Can an energy engineer work in a job that says wind turbine technician(an energy engineer should know about these skills) even if the requirements are ME or EE but NOT energy engineering?

Please I need your answer!

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10/17/2014 11:09 AM

My answer opinion is,

Refrain from going to college, at least for a few years.

Get a job, even look at companies that have wind farms. They need healthy young people to service and maintain these windmills.

Or get a job at a construction site as a laborer, or gas station, or a roustabout in the oil fields, or driving a bus in a city, anything.

And after a few years, you can answer these questions your self. Because quite frankly, I do not believe your really mature enough to understand now.

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10/17/2014 12:09 PM

NO. JUST NO.

If the fact that I did not say my name makes you think that I am not really mature.. Well.. My name is Ron Lowell if that makes ANY difference?

I need to apply to a uni this year, but it my question so hard to answer?

I have been posting all day on this forum and still didn't find a yes/no answer.

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10/17/2014 12:18 PM

Here's is your first lesson in life.

There rarely is, if ever any clear definitive answer such as the one you ask.

And I get the feeling, how you are handling this is how you get through life.

There is a saying you remind me of, but surprisingly I am not going to say it. Instead, I'll use a milder saying.

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" and move along in your life.

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10/17/2014 1:09 PM

phoenix911,

Thank you for your answer.

Is anyone knowledgeable about whether an energy engineer could be a wind turbine technician or should he strictly be a mechanical engineer?

Thank you

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11/28/2014 3:45 AM

I would have thought, reading this lot, that you would be able to deduce that the answer is "no" for yourself.

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10/17/2014 2:16 PM

Really.

You have yet to find a definitive yes or no answer.

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10/17/2014 3:09 PM

Really?

Maybe, " you have been posting all day on this forum and still didn't find a yes/no answer" because this is not an advice column for potential energy engineering students who have no knowledge of their own strengths/weaknesses and give no clue what they may be.

It is also not a counseling service.

Why not go to :Association of Energy Engineers: Home

Certifications - Association of Energy Engineers

The Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers ...

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10/17/2014 9:50 AM

No!

No degree, curriculum, drug, chant, T-shirt, cologne or body piercing will make you a well rounded person or grant you access to work in any field. Your work ethics, personality, honesty along with your schooling will open or slam shut an employers door to you.

From what I've seen of your persistent, anonymous demands for a meaningless answer, I would slam the door on you if you were asking me for employment as a janitor. I would not try to slam the door on your fingers but....

Start your schooling in an academic field you think you will like. Remember, most freshmen are not in a declared program for a reason. Students that cannot command the fundamentals of a field should look elsewhere.

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10/17/2014 9:55 AM

I have to agree with Redfred on this.

Try a liberal arts degree instead.

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11/28/2014 3:42 AM

What have you tried?

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10/17/2014 10:25 PM

I found an excellent website which deals with all kind of renewable energy engineering related subjects.Most of the renewable energy engineering professionals around the globe are following that website for news, jobs, networking etc.I am sure you are following that website.

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10/18/2014 3:38 AM

Annd what is it sir?

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10/18/2014 9:05 AM

Aint it frustrating when people know but don't give you information.

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10/18/2014 4:47 PM

Keep talking, someday you'll say something intelligent.

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10/18/2014 6:52 PM

Good advice.

In your case, I'd suggest that you write those things down first and critically evaluate them before publication.

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10/20/2014 10:09 PM

"Keep talking, someday you'll say something intelligent".

Best advice I've seen on these ongoing quests for answers.

If YOU cannot gleen and answer from the hundreds of posts in reply to YOUR many inquiries (that by the way are getting a little tiring) let me simplify.

YOU can do whatever YOU want to do!

YOU can learn whatever YOU want to learn!

YOU can be whatever YOU want to be!

YOU can work where ever YOU want to work!

The point is the word YOU! YOU have to WANT it enough to go out and get it, if YOU just need justification then by all means let me help YOU.

YOU are the greatest thing since dirt was invented!

YOU are handy as a pocket on a shirt!

YOU are the master of YOUR universe, I bow to YOUR greatness!

Feel better yet?

Now get out from behind the monitor and make it happen it is UP TO YOU!

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10/18/2014 7:12 PM

What you need is an education in how to use the web. Googling on Energy Engineering Degree will get you 1.9 million hits in 0.27 seconds. If, after doing the appropriate research, you still have questions, then you should consider a field other than engineering. No one here should to tell you what to do, except to do your own homework. It's your life...

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