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Engineer Jokes of the Week!
To kick off, I’m going to share a little secret with you…There is a subtle competitiveness between engineers of different disciplines. You might try to deny it, but deep, deep down, you know I’m right – Mechanical Engineering is by far the best choice 😉
Psych! But really, we all believe that our discipline is somewhat better or more important that the others. I’ve had heated debates with electrical engineers about how without us, their jobs would be meaningless. Their reply, of course, is that mechanical machines will be lifeless without them! At the end of the day, it’s a really pointless argument because we all know that all engineering disciplines are equal, and that some disciplines are more equal than others (like mechanical engineering).
Here are a few engineering discipline jokes 😛
1. Four Engineers and A Broken Car
There are four engineers travelling in a car; a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, an electrical engineer and a computer engineer. The car breaks down. “Sounds to me as if the pistons have seized. We’ll have to strip down the engine before we can get the car working again”, says the mechanical engineer. “Well”, says the chemical engineer, “it sounded to me as if the fuel might be contaminated. I think we should clear out the fuel system.” “I thought it might be an grounding problem”, says the electrical engineer, “or maybe a faulty plug lead.” They all turn to the computer engineer who has said nothing and say: “Well, what do you think?” “Ummm – perhaps if we all get out of the car and get back in again?”
2. Engineer as a Designer of the Human Body
Three engineering students were gathered together discussing the possible designers of the human body.
One said, “It was a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the joints.”
Another said, “No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous systems many thousands of electrical connections.”
The last said, “Actually it was a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?”
(and I know I’m shooting myself in the foot a little here, but I love this one)
3. How Many Engineers Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb
How many first year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
None. That’s a second year subject.
How many second year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but the rest of the class copies the report.
How many third year engineering students does it take to change a light bulb?
“Will this question be in the final examination?”
How many civil engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to do it and one to steady the chandelier.
How many electrical engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
None. They simply redefine darkness as the industry standard.
How many computer engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
“Why bother? The socket will be obsolete in six months anyway.”
How many mechanical engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Five. One to decide which way the bulb ought to turn, one to calculate the force required, one to design a tool with which to turn the bulb, one to design a comfortable – but functional – hand grip, and one to use all this equipment.
How many nuclear engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
Seven. One to install the new bulb and six to figure out what to do with the old one for the next 10,000 years
And my personal favourite (because lets face it, we all love mocking software engineers!)
4. The Frog and the Software Engineer
A man was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said: “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week.”
The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.
The frog then cried out: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do anything you want”. Again the man took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked: “What is the matter ? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me ?”
The man said, “Look I’m a software engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool.”