I had the inspiration to write this article when I was asked on Instagram if I was good at mathematics when I was younger. Then she proceeded to tell me that she was afraid of mathematics and wanted to go into engineering. As I read her message, I recognized myself in her. I saw myself a few years ago when I chose to continue my education and to go into software engineering at ÉTS.
I was utterly terrified of mathematics and physics classes when I looked at the curriculum of the program. There were so many! I honestly thought I would never get through it. But I did! And guess what? I also managed to get excellent grades!
Are you also interested in engineering but scared of maths? When I began my research in order to write this article, I realized that maths and physics courses are one of the biggest fears of future engineering students. You would be surprised to know how many people are afraid of them, and we must remember that we are not the only ones! If others can successfully pass these courses, you can too.
I’ll explain my background a little bit so you can better understand my story… and maybe give you some hope if you need it.