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The answer is within the following scrambled letters, but there is also a letter missing:

R-O-M-T-A-H-H-?

I've been at this for hours and I cannot come up with anything whatsoever. I strongly believe the scrambled letters equate to two words, not one.

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    $\begingroup$ Just positing a guess: I see the word "math" in there, so it could be a pun off of "Mathcore", a subgenre of metal, but I can't see how to translate "-hor" to "core" with an engineering pun. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Long Sep 14 '17 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ The riddle is very vague, so I am not sure if the answer would be an artist or genre of music; but I believe it would be genre. $\endgroup$ – Kiara Castillo Sep 14 '17 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming missing letter as 'Y', it turns out to be - "O! A Rhythm" $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Sep 14 '17 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm, using the text "Ah mother" (E added), Google shows "Gentleman" by Psy. The answer can go into many directions... $\endgroup$ – Mike Limburg Sep 14 '17 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ Given that RHO is in the letters, I wonder if the missing letter is from the Greek alphabet, which is pretty popular with engineers. $\endgroup$ – D Krueger Sep 28 '17 at 20:28
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Partial (non)-answer:

E gives "MATH HERO"
N gives "MATH HORN"
S gives "OM THRASH"
U gives "MATH HOUR"
W gives "OHM WRATH"

I don't know that any of those looks enough like a music genre to be right.
Though if it were a engineering guru, "S" would be fitting....

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If "within the scrambled letters" doesn't mean "uses all the scrambled letters", but rather "uses only the scrambled letters" (plus the missing letter mentioned), then it could be:

A motor

with the missing letter being

O

and dropping

the 2 Hs

The explanation would be

that it's a joke, based on the idea that engineers are so into engineering that they would rather listen to the sweet sound of a finely-tuned motor running well than anything that might more conventionally be called music, to the point where they would consider such a motor to be music.

(Note that I'm not claiming that that's my view of engineers!)

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Hmm, what about:

Oh Martha! (A added)

This is a song by some bands, examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGTMho80m0E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAKUCLaqkUc

Link to engineers:

It seems harsh, but I guess most 'male' engineers want more women in their work environment, so...

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I've got a half-assed theory.

Perhaps it is [not]...

CHROMATH

Due to widespread usage of a related word, including our two topics of interest...

CHROMATIC

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