Mathematics in engineering

Traditionally professional engineers would be expected to be competent in many aspects of mathematics and maths courses feature heavily in most engineering degrees.  How important is this in employment?  I would welcome comments, specifically relating to your experience of using maths at work. By “using” I mean having to develop and solve equations yourself, rather than using techniques, software or results which have a mathematical basis but which were developed by others.

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Certainly mathematics is sometimes going to be needed. Surely the most important thing is that an engineer has the confidence (and vocabulary) to talk to a mathematician about the issue, not that they can do it themselves.

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