What Matters to An Engineer, Math or Communication?

Hi, I’m a third year mechanical engineering student in Ireland and I was wondering, are soft skills, such as I.T and communication, more important than math related subjects for a newly graduated engineering when looking for employment?
posted by Ciara, Ireland on March 29, 2012

Answer by Kathleen Taylor

You need all of these skills as well as integrity. The math skills are part of the qualification for any engineering activity. The IT and communication skills are not an either/or if you want to advance in your career.