Tips on becoming an electrical engineer

I'm a 15 year old girl looking at becoming an electrical engineer after I leave school. I'm not the best at math and science but I enjoy learning about both subjects I'm looking at improving these areas though because I feel as if I might just be slacking off with studying but anyways... I have a heard that becoming an electrical engineer is very difficult I was wondering if you had any tips for me on getting ready for the course or maybe even short courses I can take now? even study tips or things I should do to extend my knowledge of electrical engineering.

Thank you, Soon to hopefully be an "Engineergirl":)
posted by Jada , Ipswich on June 12, 2014

Answer by Ms Florence Tela

Hi Jada,

Whereas math and physics are basics in the study of electrical engineering, most good schools lay a foundation and build precept upon precept. The depth of material increases with each college year, e.g., the first college year may have the curriculum focus on basic college math Calculus I & II, Algebra I & II, probability and statistics, fundamentals of physics in circuitry such as Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws, heat waves, electromagnetism, and some programming (C & Java). Subsequent years build on the foundations laid during that first year. 

A few individuals (very few) may be able to slack and cram last minute to pass exams but the average person cannot afford to rely on last minute studying. I would encourage that you work steadily and not neglect your studies. Make a habit of going through your material each day. Join a tutoring club if one is available at your school and even later on in college. Do not hesitate to ask for help from your teachers or school guidance office and above all practice, practice, practice. 

Good luck,

Florence Tela.