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The Sims 4 Discover University: Engineer Career Guide

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The Engineer Career is just one of three brand new careers that come with The Sims 4 Discover University. The career itself comes with two branches.

As with any career, your Sim can join the Engineer Career simply by sitting down at a laptop/computer, using their cell phone or by the job tab on the user interface. You should keep in mind that if your Sim has completed a degree that relates to the chosen career that your Sim is joining, they have the option to either start at the lowest level or at a higher point in the career. You will also notice that your Sim will receive a higher hourly rate and a signing bonus (which is only awarded once per Sim every seven days) and also more vacation days.

Once you have joined the career you will be greeted with a pop up asking you if you wish to start the first Work From Home Assignment/Work Assignment/Daily Task. You can either start it right away or hold off and do it at a time that suits your Sim better. Just make sure it is completed as soon as possible every time.

Note: If you are not sure what your Sims work from home assignment is or what you need to do you, can head to the Career panel and there will be a section for Work From Home Assignments/Work Assignment. Hover over the required task and it will let you know how to complete it.

When it is time for your first shift you will be presented with another small pop up which asks you if you want your Sim to Go To WorkWork from Home or Take Paid Time Off (PTO). The choice is up to you. If you choose to Go To Work or Work From Home you will still be working towards your Sims next promotion. If you choose to Take PTO your Sim can go about their day however they please. If you choose to Work From Home make sure you check the Career Panel to see what tasks your Sim needs to complete during the day.

Support Technician

  • Hourly Rate – $24
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 am-5 pm

Engineering Intern

  • Hourly Rate – $28
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 2 Robotics Skill
  • Bonus – $375

Apprentice of Algorithms

  • Hourly Rate – $38
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 3 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 2 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $500, Experimental Party Motivator & Experimental Study Motivator

Cog In The Machine

  • Hourly Rate – $49
  • Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10 am-7 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 4 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 2 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $650 & Experimental Tidy Motivator

Engineer Technician

  • Hourly Rate – $82
  • Schedule – Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 5 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 3 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $750 & Experimental Energy Motivator

Expert Engineer

  • Hourly Rate – $115
  • Schedule – Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 6 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 3 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $875 & Framed Blueprint

The Engineer Career divides into two different branches which are either the Computer Engineer branch or the Mechanical Engineer branch. You can choose either one and see where it takes your Sim.

Computer Engineer

Constructor of Computers

  • Hourly Rate – $145
  • Schedule –  Sun, Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10 am-7 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 7 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 4 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $925, Collect Qualitative Feedback, Design New Computer Hardware, Guest Speak at Computer Engineering Class, 5 Mechanisms, 3 Computer and 10 Robotic Salvage parts.

Processors of Processors

  • Hourly Rate – $220
  • Schedule –  Sun, Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10 am-7 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 8 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 5 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $2200 & 10 Electrical Upgrade Parts

Computer Connoisseur

  • Hourly Rate – $285
  • Schedule –  Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-7 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 6 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $2275 & computer Glasses

PC Prodigy

  • Hourly Rate – $375
  • Schedule –  Sun, Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat 10 am-7 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 10 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 7 Programming Skill
  • Bonus – $3125 & Framed Patent

Once your Sim earns the PC Prodigy promotion, there will be no further promotions. However, your Sim can periodically earn a bonus and also a raise that will increase their hourly rate over time based on their performance.

Mechanical Engineer

Maker of Mechanisms

  • Hourly Rate – $145
  • Schedule –  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 7 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 4 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $925, Recruit Product Tester, Review Product Specifications, Guest Speak at Mechanical Engineering Class, 5 Mechanisms, 3 Computer and 10 Robotic Salvage parts.

Artisan of Apparatus

  • Hourly Rate – $220
  • Schedule –  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 11 am-6 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 8 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 5 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $2200 & ExoMech Suit

Mechanical Genius

  • Hourly Rate – $285
  • Schedule –  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 1 pm-8 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 9 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 6 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $2200 & ExoMech Helmet

Master of Machines

  • Hourly Rate – $375
  • Schedule –  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 3 pm-9 pm
  • Promotion Tasks – Reach Level 10 Robotics Skill & Reach Level 7 Handiness Skill
  • Bonus – $3125 & Framed Patent

Once your Sim earns the Master of Machines promotion, there will be no further promotions. However, your Sim can periodically earn a bonus and also a raise that will increase their hourly rate over time based on their performance.

Additional Notes

  • Using a computer or laptop will allow your Sim to access career-specific interactions. These can be found via the Careers menu followed by the Engineer Career sub-menu.
  • It is worth investing in one of Dr F’s Official Robotics Workstation for $1,100 as the majority of the promotion rewards will be accessible through this object.

  • There is one Create A Sim rewards in this career and there are also two new Buy Mode objects that unlock during the career which you will find below.

Lets us know what you think about the Engineer Career in the comments below!

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