<p>Is there any type of engineering that does not require a huge amount of physical sciences and calculus?</p>

<p>considering that engineering IS using math to apply physical science to real life problems...not that i know of.</p>


<p>Not to my knowledge but I'd be afraid if they had a program like that</p>

<p>ehh, thats what I thought, just wanted to make sure.</p>

<p>Software Engineering.</p>

<p>You're still going to have to take physics and calculus, though, as a software engineer...</p>

<p>Day-to-day engineering doesn't really involve a ton of calculus, and if/when it does, it's generally pretty simple calculus. Occasionally in courses, you'll run across some diff EQs in order to derive things, but it's not like calculus-all-the-time, like a calc class is.</p>

<p>Physical science.... well, you can't really get out of that one. I use physics-based ideas every day, all day, as a civ. So do mechs. So do elecs. Anything having to do with bio-engineering... be it biomed, biochem, biowhatever... they use bio all the time. Chem-engs use chemistry all the time. Engineering is applied science. Can't really get away from it, like the above posts say.</p>

<p>what about sys engineers?</p>

<p>Considering that software engineering [and not just programming] is working with and developing algorithms based not only on calc but higher level math such as graph theory...going into SoftwE may be a way to get away from daily application of phys sci, but not math.</p>


<p>Systems engineering?</p>

<p>Um... no. Welcome to massive amounts of linear algebra and other terrifying math! LOTS of modeling, LOTS of intensive programming, LOTS of relationships, all interconnected... Any time you end up working for Raytheon or something like that designing huge networks of aero-defense systems, you're gonna know your calculus and phys sci and other high-caliber mathematics pretty darned well.</p>

<p>SysEng scares me a wee bit. I can <em>do</em> it, since a lot of the interconnectedness sorts of things are direct parallels to designing entire buildings for structural, but it's still one of the more intimidating things I have to do in engineering, math- and science-wise.</p>