Higher education professional offers tips on earning an engineering degree

In order to avoid getting lost during engineering classes, Purvi Mody suggests that student enhance their math and computer programming skills.
In order to avoid getting lost during engineering classes, Purvi Mody suggests that student enhance their math and computer programming skills.

Many students are heading to college in order to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering, some of whom are searching for the higher salaries that most professionals in the field earn. PayScale recently reported that of the 10 higher education majors that offer the greatest salaries upon graduation, there are seven engineering specialties listed.

In order to assist these students in earning a degree in engineering, Purvi Mody, co-owner of Insight Education, recently shared some tips with Mercury News.

Mody said that students need to take math classes seriously, as engineering requires a great deal of skills in this area. If students do not have a firm grasp on mathematics, it can be easy to get lost during their first years in an engineering program.

Adults who have not taken math courses in awhile may benefit from taking remedial courses before starting college. These not-for-credit classes can help students who have taken time away from school remember basic mathematical principles.

Mody also advises students to take the time to learn computer programing skills prior to entering engineering courses. Many schools offer classes in this subject, but some individuals may prefer to learn the material themselves in their free time.

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