Two of my friends are studying EE & CE at Waterloo, and their courses are not that hard. In fact, I've taken many of the same courses as they have, such as, Calculus, Advanced Calculus, ODE, Analysis, Probability Theory and such; these were my best courses in terms of grades. You have to admit, it is a lot easier to get a 95% in an engineering course than it is in a Poli Sci course.

The major problem I have with this thread is the statement that engineering is harder than any other subject. It is simply not true. Two of my friends are studying EE & CE at Waterloo, and their courses are not that hard. In fact, I've taken many of the same courses as they have, such as, Calculus, Advanced Calculus, ODE, Analysis, Probability Theory and such; these were my best courses in terms of grades. You have to admit, it is a lot easier to get a 95% in an engineering course than it is in a Poli Sci course.Also, it might be tempting to consider all engineers inventors. But, the fact of the matter is that most EE and CE graduates just end up being code monkeys, aka Technical Analysts. Very few people end up actually inventing anything.

You have to admit, it is a lot easier to get a 95% in an engineering course than it is in a Poli Sci course.