Many students enrol in this program for the promises of milk and honey. True enough; a career in this field is a great source of income. A considerable number take this program because of family influence. Being in a country known for close family ties, parental advice or suggestion regarding what program to take in college is still considered to be wisest to follow than one’s own desire. Others were dragged in by the decisions of their peers. However, only a few fellows choose this path out of passion.
Engineering should be a conglomeration of the mathematics, science and humanities that bring about things that make the world a better place.
The author’s reason for choosing computer engineering is a combination of all the above except for the peer one. At first, curiosity about robotics sparked this individual’s interest to pursue this degree. However, that enthusiasm grew lesser and lesser as years went by.
Now in the final year, the author feels heavyhearted because the days spent studying seemed all for naught. Fundamental learning was left on notebooks and exam papers. Very little of it were actually applied in the projects. The author swallowed hard at the conclusion, “I AM STUDYING ENGINEERING.” There’s a huge difference between that statement and this: “I AM STUDYING TO BECOME AN ENGINEER.”
All those four years were a lie! Gone are the days when the author looked forward to contributing to the plethora of innovations born by this program. It was all self-deception. Computer engineering is a beautiful lie casted over the truth that the author’s activities at school are more akin to a computer science student’s.