iskiPC1997Looking at going to CU. I'm a junior in highschool now and would really like to pursue engineering. How many credit hours do you guys reccomend taking without being completely swamped. I visited and a student had said around 12-15ish. I'm a hard worker but would also love to take advantage of campus life/skiing/biking and the outdoors in general. My other choice of school is UW madison
To complete a BS degree in engineering 128 credit hours are required. This means that you will need to take an average of 16 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in 4 years. Keep in mind that most people don't get their BS in 4 years though.
I just finished my freshman year taking 17 both semesters. It really wasn't too bad, there was only one or two weeks each semester where I had a ton of work/studying and felt stressed. I would suggest taking the recommended courses freshman year though. I don't think most disciplines suggest 17 each semester freshman year (mine suggested 16 first semester and 17 second), my friend studying aerospace took 14 his first semester and 16 his second semester and my friend studying chemical took 15 both semesters or something.
I had lots of time for skiing and whatnot although I had to sacrifice a few weekends.
ďItís the best thing Iíve found to do with my time. Itís what makes me the happiestótraveling around with your buddies chasing snow, getting to see new places. I canít imagine a better lifestyle. Even if youíre broke at the end of the day, who cares? Look at where you are.Ē - Adam Delorme