10+ Year Contributor
- Sep 20, 2009
I'm about to graduate the end of this year with two STEM A.S.-T degrees (associate of transfer) that gives me a guaranteed spot in one of those big UCs (University of California) schools in mathematics and computer science. I been thinking that maybe I should get another degree in mechanical engineering as engineering, computer science, and mathematics all have the same major prep classes aside from a couple others. Is that a bit extreme to have the ability to build custom parts like transmissions and differentials that can handle high horsepower like 1000 + hp or do you think someone has to get a mechanical engineering degree to be able to build these parts right? I saw one guy on here rebuild his center differential because other companies didn't know what they were doing building one for high hp or do you think if you're smart enough you can figure out how to build these parts without a degree? I just don't like the fact that we are limited on options now it seems like for instance it appears the only transmission available to us now is a dogbox for high hp because companies quit making stage 5 transmissions for us and seems nobody knows how to build a strong center differential. Computer Science is basically engineering just focused on software but wouldn't mind getting another degree aimed at building mechanical parts.