College Freshman Guide to Hydraulic Engineering

As a student you often hear your peers moan and groan saying things like, “I’ll never use this in the real world.” While this may be true for the particular job that they take after graduation, in the world of hydraulics you better take good notes. Hydraulics is a fascinating field of study, along with a very technical one.

Looking Back…

While working with some of the more complicated systems I often found myself referring to materials from early on in my collegiate career. Often times it was with topics that I, along with many others, had fallen into the “I’ll never use this” trap.

My advice to my freshman self is to not simply learn the material just to pass an exam, but to learn it so that you completely understand it. In the highly technical world of hydraulics you never know which simple equation from a class may end up saving you a lot of time.