Ciara, Ireland asked Kathleen Taylor AddedThursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:51 AM 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? Related to Communication Skills, Communications, Computers, Engineering Skills, Math & Science, Mechanical Reset Sort By Default Kathleen Taylor , Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:51 AM 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.