Choosing engineering major: majoring in something you're mostly good at but don't find that interesting vs something you're interested in but not that good at

Right now I'm into my 4th semester (sophomore) of engineering and majoring in industrial engineering. I originally chose this major because though I thought about doing mechanical engineering (since I am fascinated in manufacturing and how to build, design, and create / learn how machines work), industrial engineering had easier math and I'm not that good or confident in physics (since mechE uses a lot of physics). I do enjoy physics and find it more interesting the more I take it though it's hard and my grades are all over the place. Back to I.E., so far the classes I have taken related to the major are work design and now probability. I try to get myself to like probability because IE classes use a lot of probability and statistics but I don't find it particularly enjoyable - more like a chore to learn to build on later concepts. With work design I enjoyed the lab but the class itself was okay (didn't hate it but didn't love it). I do like making things more productive and efficient and aspire to work in manufacturing and with machines but I'm more interested in how machines work and how to build products, not how to make things more efficient. So now my question is should I still major in industrial engineering because it's easier and uses way less physics (something I'm not that strong in but enjoy learning) or change my major and take the risk of my grades possibly dropping? Will IE get more interesting and not have to use so much statistics?

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ECE Computer Engineering Major majorly regretting their life decisions right now

I'm currently a second year Computer Engineering major. I've taken CS classes up to CS30 and gotten pretty mediocre grades. I wanted to give Electrical Engineering an honest shot but truth be told I really did not want to do it nearly as much as the CS portion and after 8 weeks of ECE 35 I'm about ready to throw in the towel with this class, much less doing this for half of my classes for the rest of my time here.

Seeing as I am in the ECE department and not the CS department, what are the odds that I can manage to switch into a regular Computer Science Major?

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Why most people are actually Engineering Majors
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What’s it like being an aerospace engineering major?

I really really love aerospace and everything related to it and think i want to major in it in college

I’m not naturally gifted at math but I’m hardworking and willing the put in the effort

What’s it like being an aerospace engineering major?

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I'm facing an honor code sanction that will most likely prevent me from declaring my desired engineering major. I did not violate the honor code. Venting/hoping for advice

So. Last April I had an exam in one of my courses. Because COVID procedures had just started at that point, we were given a pdf with the exam to submit to Canvas. I used a pdf annotation software to work on the exam. Early on in the exam, I renamed the file I was working on. This essentially created a second copy of the pdf file, and I continued working on the second one while the first one remained. When I went to submit, I accidentally chose the first file.

My instructor emailed me a few days later asking me to submit via email, as she was having trouble seeing some of my solutions. This was when I found out what I had done. I sent the instructor the proper file, assuming that she understood that my first submission was a mistake. She then graded my original submission, which was nearly blank, so I got a terrible grade, of course. Apparently, whatever she used to view my first submission was actually preventing her from seeing some of the file, and this is what she meant by being unable to view some of my solutions. She then decided to grade my first submission after finally being able to view the whole file somehow. We exchanged some emails in which I asked why she did that and she asked why my two submissions were different. I explained what I figured out happened, and she said she would get back to me after getting advice from her department. This was in early May.

She never got back to me. I got a notification nearly four months later saying that she reported me to the UHS. Six months after that, my hearing was held. She presented the two submissions and read out our email exchanges, and I went into detail regarding every possible aspect of what happened in this situation. The panel for some reason decided that it was more likely that I had committed a violation than not, even with no evidence against me other than the fact that my two submissions were different.

The applied sanction is the F* grade in the course, which will lock my GPA out of 3.0. I'm a sophomore, and I won't be able to raise my GPA enough to the 3.0 for the major change guarantee before I hit 55 GPA hours. I'm trying to get into CS, so I probably won't get in without the 3.0. My family is in a very poor financial situation, so it would be very difficult to 1. take classes over the summer in a last-ditch effort to boost my GPA or 2. go to another university to continue towards a CS degree (if that's even possible) or 3. go into some non-engineering major and pay for an extra 4 s

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This game should end me up with an Engineering major. (My House update) reddit.com/gallery/mq2l46
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Double Major in Software Engineering and Software Engineering

I have a few questions about this

  1. Is it feasible to accomplish this without overwhelming myself in work?
  2. Will it cost more, or are there a fair amount of similarities to evade this cost?
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I'm considering transferring to Dal from a university in Ontario and I have some questions about the engineering program. If there are any engineering majors I'd love if you could take a stab at the questions.
  1. How many hands on experiences do you have in your first few years? E.g machine shop time, labs, etc

  2. Are the first year profs mostly alright?

  3. Is there an engineering society in the dorms/an engineering only floor?

  4. What's your favorite part about the program?

  5. what's your least favorite part

Thank you so much in advance for all your help!

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I’ve heard that Bioengineering majors are at a disadvantage because they’re not as specialized as other engineering majors. Is that true?
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Graduating in 2022 and worried about competition with engineering majors

I am considering switching my major to Supply Chain Management my senior year.

A lot of supply chain analyst roles I've seen posted equally recruit (at least on paper) SCM and engineering majors. Is there a preference for engineering students over business students? Kinda worried their quant backgrounds will hurt my chances of landing a job.

Thanks!

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Chance Me for a Business/CS/ Engineering Major in Top Colleges and Ivies

Hey so I need help :)

Demographics:

  • Female (she/her)
  • Junior
  • Biracial (Hispanic+middle eastern)
  • U.S. Citizen living in Central America
  • Small School, not very competitive (17 people in all my grade)
  • STEM hook, Northwestern Legacy ( not sure if that’s a thing tho).

Intended Major: Business in general, maybe Computer Science or Engineering

SAT/PSAT: Haven’t taken it yet, but I’ve taken multiple practice tests, gotten average around 1490. I’ll probably qualify for the National Merit Scholarship by the time I’m done studying in October.

UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.91 UW (we don’t have AP’s so only UW GPA). Rank 1/17 (yes that’s all the people in my grade)

Coursework: Regular High School, my school offers 0 AP or IB classes, dual enrollment doesn’t exist here.

Awards:

  • Bronze medalist, National Math Olympiad (Central American country)
  • Two Time Gold medalist, National Math Olympiad (Same olympiad as the bronze)
  • Honorable Mention in the Central American and Caribbean Math Olympiad
  • Honorable Mention in the Ibero American Math Olympiad
  • (probably) Valedictorian

Extracurriculars:

  • Founded Student Government in my school, Student Body President.
  • Student Class President
  • Founded Yearbook Committee (Editor in Chief (? I have the highest position)
  • School Math Olympics Club (4 years of high school)
  • National Math Olympic Team (4 years of high school, year round) (might qualify for IMO next year)
  • Math Olympic Summer Training Course (only offered to medalists, 4 summers)
  • Tutoring (2 summers)
  • Music (piano) (band)
  • Art and animation (Instagram and YouTube, not too big)

Essays/LOR: I write pretty good. LOR from my school principle (she has a couple of alumni in Top 10 schools) and LOR from the Head/Founder of our National Math Olympiad (has recommended 9+ MIT current students/alumni).

Schools: UPenn (Wharton), UMich, MIT, UC Berkeley, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern, Notre Dame, etc

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Future Engineering major here to share a startling discovery about Metang

We all know how weird Pokedex entries are sometimes. Gen 3 has some of the most outrageous-Magcargo being hotter than the sun, for example. But in all the "Weird/Creepy Dex Entries" videos and posts I've seen, one has flown under the radar-Metang. Two Dex entries in particular piqued my interest:

FireRed/LeafGreen: "It floats midair using magnetism. Its body is so tough, even a crash with a jet plane won't leave a scratch."

Emerald: "The claws tipping its arms pack the destructive power to tear through thick iron sheets as if they were silk. It flies at over 60 miles per hour."

So, when put together, these entries imply that a Metang flying at 60 mph will not suffer so much as a scratch after colliding with a plane. This got me thinking-just how much force can Metang withstand?

For this example, I'll be using the mass and standard cruising velocity of a Boeing 747 passenger aircraft. (Note-I'll be using metric because that's what I need for the the calculations.) The standard cruising velocity of the 747 is 926 km/hr (575 mph), and it has a mass of 333,400 kg (735,000 lbs). The flight velocity of Metang is 96.56 km/hr (60 mph), and it has a mass of 202.5 kg (446 lbs).

The first unknown we need to find is the velocity of the system post-collision. Using the formula for a standard inelastic collision, m1v1 + m2v2 = (m1 + m2)v^system we can find it: after collision, Metang is pushed by the plane, slowing it down a bit but suffering no damage. The velocity of the system (meaning the combined mass of the plane and Metange) after collision is 925.379 km/hr, which for convenience, we'll convert to 257.05 m/s.

For simplicity's sake, we will assume the impact time is ~0.1s, or 2.778*10^-5 hr. In order to find the force that the plane applies to Metang during the collision, we need to first find acceleration. To find acceleration, we simply find the change in velocity over time: (a2-a1)/t. This formula gets us a negative acceleration of 1.724 m/s^2. We need to do the same for Metang, and we get a acceleration of 2838.722 m/s^2 for it. For a bit of perspective, that's about the same as a car going from rest to 105 mph in a single second.

Now, we just use Newton's second law, Force = Mass x Acceleration, to find the force that poor Metang gets hit with. Multiplying the acceleration of Metang times its mass, we get a quite frankly INSANE 574,850.9452 Newtons, or 58,597 G's.

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Physics/Engineering Majors (Close to Graduating/ Recently Graduated )

Lol...Cry For Help

  1. Is the Degree Worth it?
  2. Does Liberty have good connections in the Job Market?
  3. Advice for handling those upper level courses with the system being basically a β€œteach yourself β€œ kind of deal
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Chemical Engineering majors- what’s life like post ochem?

I passed freshman engineering, science, and math courses with flying colors, only to find myself seriously struggling in organic chemistry. I studied more for CHEM 228 than for any class I’ve ever taken before now, which seems like one hell of a learning curve based on what I took freshman year. Does chemical engineering ease up (so to speak) after ochem is over with, or are there even more difficult classes ahead?

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Should I Switch to a Major in Engineering?

This is probably going to come off as a strange question but I am at a point in my life where I’m totally confused.

I am currently a 19 year old freshman at a Film and TV production major at university. Film and TV and writing in general have always been huge interests for me and I’ve always known that I wanted to work in the creative industry in the future. After the encouragement of several teachers, family and friends I have chosen to study Film in college. This is a very unorthodox choice for me, as I never really believed in the concept of art schools, however I have met and gotten to know several really good friends who are doing film, and this in turn have been the glue that has been keeping me around and convincing me that me going to film school is the right choice.

Despite this I can’t help but feel this constant anxiety that I’m messing up my future. I’ve done around half a year of the program online and I gotta say it’s stuff that anyone can just go online and learn for themselves. I just don’t think film is the right choice for college, especially considering the high tuition.

Due to this, I’m considering taking an engineering degree. I’m not sure if I want to do mechanical or electrical yet, but the way I see it is that an engineering degree can get me a job in the creative sector and a film degree can’t get me a job pretty much anywhere. I feel like if I’m truly passionate about film and writing I’ll find a way to make it work on the side while I pursue engineering as my main academic focus in school. I can always work on projects and stories in between my studies, and I’ll probably still be able to hang out with my film friends. I’ve always been a very academic student in school, and got decent grades throughout high school, and did especially well in the sciences, so to be honest film school has always been a strange choice for me from the get go.

I’m not sure if this is a dumb idea or not, and I wasn’t sure who to ask so I’m turning to you guys. Does it make sense for me to pursue engineering, from which I know pretty much nothing about, or should I stick it and continue this art school journey with the friends I’ve made so far in film school? Apologies for the long post, and thanks!

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Question about declaring an Engineering major

I'm an incoming freshman and I was accepted to the School of Engineering, but when I applied, I chose Civil/Environmental Engineering as my first choice (and that is my only option on the CMU portal). Does that mean that, when declaring a major, I can ONLY choose Civil/Environmental Engineering, or am I free to chose a different engineering major like ECE?

Thanks!

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How do engineering majors feel about engineering technology majors?

I'm an engineering technology student (computer and electronics). I was not aware of the distinction when I signed up, I thought it was still just engineering. I now know that I am taking probably easier coursework than most others on this sub, and my earning potential will likely be lower. I'm having to stick with it since my tech college doesn't offer regular engineering, but I've learned it's possible to still get a PE later on down the road. Anyway, I'm wondering among engineering majors if there exists like a "aww the poor engineering tech student thinks class is hard," mentality about them or if you guys are too busy studying to even care.

Not self conscious or anything, legitimately just curious

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Biological engineering major +BME minor at MIT, or BME major at Hopkins? (Undergrad)

Hello, all! I recently got accepted into MIT and Johns Hopkins, and I am trying to decide which to attend. I am aware that Hopkins BME is the number 1 undergrad BME program in the U.S., but I am not a fan of the location and I haven’t heard great things about the student environment either. Also, it’s a little too close to home for me, as I live very close.

For MIT, the major is a little different than I was hoping for (a bit broader than BME), but I can minor in biomed engineering to get that specificity I wanted. I’m also a huge fan of this location and environment, and since I intend to possible double major in comp sci, MIT would definitely be excellent for that.

I guess what I’m wondering is, if I go to MIT and major in biological engineering with a minor in biomed engineering, will I be any worse off than if I go to JHU and major in BME? Since the major is presented differently at MIT, I just want to know if I’ll be a disadvantage or not (although I know they are both excellent schools).

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hi I'm from south korean and I just got accepted to Rutgers college of Engineering. I was wondering if I can also enroll in douglass residental college cause I heard that they offer lots of opportunities for women in STEM major. Will it be possible for me to join this program?
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Any EC ideas for someone looking to major in electrical engineering?

I’m a Junior btw so I only have a little less than a year until I’m applying. I have some good ECs already but want to get one that’s more related to my intended major.

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Am I in the Wrong Major? Disastrous 2nd Semester in Engineering School

First off, thank you to anyone who takes the time to read my post.

For a little context, I recently transferred to the Ohio State University after having completed two years at community college. I had a 4.0 in high school and scored decent on the ACT (28), so I had the option of going directly to a four-year school. However, I was reluctant to start shelling out large amounts of cash as I was still uncertain about what I wanted to major in. Because of this, going to community college for free while I figured things out felt like the right choice for me.

From microeconomics to Calculus III, I took a broad range of classes in an attempt to learn what I did and did not enjoy. Eventually, having realized how much I enjoyed college-level math and science, I decided that I wanted to become an engineer. I was so excited. I felt like I had finally discovered a career path that matched my personality and interests. The other majors I had been considering, such as medicine, business, and law, just didn't excite me like engineering did.

As I transferred to OSU, I was extremely intimidated. I had graduated with a 3.9 from community college, but I was acutely aware of the stereotype of community college being for "dumb" or "lesser" students. I was pleasantly surprised when I received a 3.8 my first semester at OSU. But, I had only taken 7 credits because everything was online, and I instead focused on my job.

My second semester (the present) is when everything fell apart. It was the first time I was taking a full-time "engineering" course load. My courses were as follows:

Differential Equations (3)

University Physics II (5)

Statics (2)

Fundamentals of Engineering (2)

Engineering Statistics (2)

I entered the college of engineering as a mechanical engineering pre-major, with my GPA from community college being wiped. My advisor informed me that if I wanted to be admitted into the mechanical engineering program, I would should have at least a 3.5 as the program is very competitive. This had me very nervous as I knew many of the easier classes I had taken which would have bolstered my GPA would not be taken into consideration because of them being taken at community college.

Unfortunately, things went south fast. I got a late start to moving down to my apartment, and immediately fell behind in my classes. For the first month or so, I was extremely disorganized, missing lectures, getting used to a new city, and acclimating to living alone in a little apartment.

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Can engineering majors feasibly take quantum physics?

I'm coming to UVA for Materials Science and Engineering and I was wondering if there's a reasonable way for me to get Quantum Physics and its prereqs into my schedule. I was thinking I could place out of General Physics 1 and 2 with AP Physics C credit, and replace them with modern physics and classical mechanics so I can take Quantum Physics after it, but I'm not sure if that's actually possible or if that's a reasonable workload.

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Which engineering majors are best for a career in BME?

I have heard from others that majoring in BME directly may not be the best option because of a lack of specialization. That being said, I understand that BME is very interdisciplinary, so I would like to better my understanding of which majors would apply to certain fields within BME.

  • Neural Systems Engineering (implants, electrical stimulation, neuro-robots and electronics): EE seems to be the most relevant here, but would ME or CS also suffice?

  • Prosthetics: ME for inert and EE for neural prosthetics?

  • Surgical Robots: ME or CS?

  • Biomaterials, Biotechnology, and Biofuels: CE?

  • Tissue/Genetic Engineering: only BME?

Besides my main question, if anyone has information on one of these areas of work, I would appreciate any advice. In particular, I’d like to know about job opportunities and if the industry is too small or niche to be dependable. Thanks in advance to whoever takes time to help! :)

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Any advice on choosing an engineering major?

ETAM is soon, and I am not entirely sure which major I want to pursue. I was never one of those fellows who were very passionate about a particular subject (cars, planes, circuits, etc.), so I came into A&M not knowing what I wanted to major in. While research helped me narrow down some branches I should avoid, it did not help me reach a conclusive decision. I was wondering if anyone else who was in my position could give me some advice.

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Job prospects for a Computer Engineering major?

Currently a sophomore in computer engineering, and I'm just wondering how difficult it is to find a computer hardware engineering job right now. One of the main reasons I chose my major is that I knew that even if I can't find a hardware job somewhere, I can always fall back on finding a software job. But as I'm looking for internships right now and looking for projects to work on and put on my resume, I've been looking more towards the future and thinking about possible jobs once I graduate. Also looking into possibly double majoring in either EE or CS as I don't think it'd be too difficult to do so within the 4 years as long as I take a class or two over the summer. But only if it would actually help me when looking for a job.

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Question about best engineering major to get into NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Hello, everyone! I am currently a student at a community college in Maryland working towards my associate's in Engineering. My goal is to become an astronaut and work at NASA or APL building spacecraft (and being able to invent on the side). Originally, I was planning to get a bachelor's in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering and then a master's in aerospace engineering. However, my engineering professor said that since I want to end up in aerospace engineering, I should get my bachelor's in that. However, I'm not sure what majors places like NASA and APL really want. Can anyone give me any tips? Thanks!

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has anyone tried double major C.S with software engineering?

I'm 18 and I just finished high school..
and I really love the computer world I know the basics of both coding and computer science...
and I don't mind if I spend 8 hours studying everyday as long it's something I love..
so that takes me to my question...
is it good to study double major C.S with software engineering?
I have a great passion about this and I believe I could make something big out of it
so please help me with this decision that I'm gonna make giving reasons why and thx :)

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What laptop would you recommend for a mechanical engineering major?

I'm an incoming freshman and I'll be majoring in mechanical engineering. I have a 4-year old HP laptop that's pretty powerful but heavy, it's slowing down, and the battery life is garbage now. I like using both windows and macs, but I've been leaning more towards getting one of the newer M1 macs. My only concern is that I would run into problems of not being able to run certain programs or whatever a class might require. I would still use my current laptop for gaming and storage in my dorm as I only use ~200 gigs of its terabyte of storage. Does anyone have any opinions/experience of what I should get? Thanks.

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I’m deciding my engineering major in two days and I need a final answer. Is it better to major in BME or first go into a traditional discipline, such as mechanical, and then master in BME?

I’m a freshman at a great engineering school and I have to sign up for classes for next year in two days. Which of the above options is better? I’m leaning toward doing mechanical first because I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I’m also thinking of maybe doing a BME masters with a focus in neuroscience. If so, which type of engineering is best?

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Conditions for choosing Engineering major after first year

I got an offer for Engineering first year from UofM Ann Arbor. I wanna know if there are any conditions for choosing ur major after first year? Cas Im not interested in anything except CS so I wanna know how hard it is to get a CS degree before I accept.

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πŸ“…︎ Apr 15 2021
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I am from India and want to major in Aerospace Engineering. I have been offered admission in the bachelors aerospace programs at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in USA and TU Delft in Netherlands.

I am unable to decide between the two. A few key points:

β€’The program at TU Delft is taught in English despite being in Netherlands. However, working part time and conversing locally may require Dutch proficiency.

β€’TU Delft ranks above UIUC in almost every aspect (as per QS world ranking)

β€’TU Delft is significantly cheaper

β€’ Program duration: 3 years at TU Delft and 4 years at UIUC

β€’UIUC offers more internships. UIUC has a lot more student organisations.

β€’Many companies conduct career fairs on campus at UIUC.

β€’UIUC has a strong alumni network (in general and specific to aerospace, both)

As a senior student or a working professional, what would you guys suggest provided that I want to have a career in aviation industry.

My questions:

1.) Graduating from which university would open better career opportunities for me?

2.) Is it true that in Europe EU citizens are preferred over Non EU citizens when it comes to employment?

3.) If I choose UIUC, considering the huge money involved, will it be worth it?

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πŸ“…︎ Apr 15 2021
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What ECs do you recommend for a biomedical engineering major?
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UF undergraduate engineering rankings per major.

So my junior friend wanted to know like I guess the rankings for each engineering major but couldn’t find anything. Can anyone send me a source?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Scsai
πŸ“…︎ Apr 15 2021
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As an engineering major, 1 day off a semester is not enough.

I go to a University that has a good engineering program. The higher-ups here thought that reducing Spring Break to a single day 2 and a half months into the semester was a great idea. I am burnt out and scared that my grades are going to continue to suffer. I'm tired and depressed and no matter how much I try to go outside or gather with friends (safely with a mask) I still feel can't escape the burnout. "Just take a break" on weekends doesn't work since I have assignments due SATURDAY nights. Due dates during the week and due dates over the weekend. Taking a day off means I fall behind. Working harder makes burnout worse.

Neither Weekends nor breaks exist. What am I supposed to do?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/out2lunch4ever
πŸ“…︎ Mar 16 2021
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Calling all Computer Science & Computer engineering graduates!!!! It is absolutely unfair other majors are doing socially distanced ceremonies & we are not!!!!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/agnesfolga
πŸ“…︎ Mar 20 2021
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Double major physics + engineering???

Hey guys, I am a freshman physics major and I have become more worried recently about my job prospects in the future. I have read some reddit posts, which make me feel even more insecure about it:

https://old.reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/26zxqw/dropping_the_physics_major_just_wanted_to_share/

https://old.reddit.com/r/PhysicsStudents/comments/fi3pey/why_is_the_career_path_so_heartbreaking_if_there/

It is for this reason that I have been considering getting an engineering double major so that I have something to fall back on. Don't get me wrong, going to grad school and getting a PhD in some field in physics is still my number one goal, but I am really scared about how good my job prospects will be. What if I spend so many years in this field and in the end, I am still left unemployed in the end? I really don't know what I would do in that scenario, but that would really be the end of me I think.

I have been doing well in my physics/math courses these past two semesters, but I think I still have a massive case of imposter syndrome so that may be influencing me as well lol :(

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 30 2021
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Switching Majors from Aero to Cyber Security Engineering

Lately I've really been thinking of switching majors from Aero to Cyber Security Engineering. For context I'm a freshman. Without getting into the small details, I'm wondering how my career opportunities will change if I switch.

My dream job is working and contributing in some way in the aerospace industry, like NASA/SpaceX/Blue Origin. Hence why I chose Aero in the first place. But my naive self recently learned that it's possible to work in the aerospace industry if you major in CybE.

For background, I'm a big fan of coding, since you can use building blocks and logic to create literally anything which I think is amazing. I'm in AerE 161 right now and I've really enjoyed learning Matlab. I also love the security side of the internet like viruses/hacking/etc, hence CybE.

I've also heard (and seen) some close friends (sophomores) leave Aero because of bad profs in some courses, like Statics. I talked to a TA in CybE and he said the profs in CybE are much more involved in teaching than the Aero profs.

Thoughts? And how different will my job opportunities be if I switch?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/AstroPegas_us
πŸ“…︎ Mar 19 2021
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Software engineering major under faculty of arts?

I just found out that this major exists under faculty of arts! How does it work if you're studying engineering but working towards an arts degree?

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 29 2021
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I’m a freshman going into engineering, but I’m thinking of switching into BME. Should I just major in BME or do what a lot of people do and get a bachelors in a core engineering, like mechanical or electrical, and then master in biomedical?

There is also the option to minor in BME. The reason I’m asking is a lot of people complain that a major in BME is very broad and you end up as a jack of all trades. That’s why I was thinking of doing mechanical and then BME. I’m also passionate about medicine and find average engineering a little dry, so it seems like the perfect fit. Which path would be the best? I’ve also heard that getting a masters in BME is kind of pointless. Also, what careers would be likely for each option?

Also, how viable is it to major in neuroscience and then do a masters in BME? I saw one guy who did that, but I’m not sure how you would end up.

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 17 2021
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For the last time, my son is here in Mount September to complete his major in electrical engineering, he is not "sus"
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 13 2021
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Computer Engineering majors help me!

guys i’m an international student and i’m gonna apply for fall β€˜22 as a computer engineering major, so i was making my college list and a senior told me that i shouldn’t put LACs in it as an engineering major. The environment of LACs seem really nice and I thought it’s something i’d enjoy.... your opinions?

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πŸ“…︎ Apr 11 2021
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What’s it like to be in a mechanical engineering major in college?
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 10 2021
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MIT course 20 (biological engineering) + BME minor, or BME major at Johns Hopkins?

Hello, all! I recently got accepted into MIT and Johns Hopkins (undergrad), and I am trying to decide which to attend. I am aware that Hopkins BME is the number 1 undergrad BME program in the U.S., but I am not a fan of the location, as it’s a little too close to home for me.

For MIT, the major is a little different than I was hoping for (a bit broader than BME), but I can minor in biomed engineering to get that specificity I wanted. I’m also a huge fan of this location and environment, and since I intend to possible double major in comp sci, MIT would definitely be excellent for that.

I guess what I’m wondering is, if I go to MIT and major in biological engineering with a minor in biomed engineering, will I be any worse off than if I go to JHU and major in BME? Since the major is presented differently at MIT, I just want to know if I’ll be a disadvantage or not (although I know they are both excellent schools and programs). If anyone in course 20 (or any other course for that matter) has any input, that would be wonderful :)

Thank you in advance for your help!

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 30 2021
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I am at my second year of university in electrical engineering and everybody is telling me to change to mechanical engineering. Even there was this one time where I was at the administration and a guy there told me to change my major. 😐
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πŸ“…︎ Apr 06 2021
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I got into mechanical engineering as a transfer student and I want to change my major to business. Is that possible?

So I got into SJSU for mechanical engineering but after taking my first physics class, I realized that it wasn't for me. I want to know if there is a possibility to transfer to SJSU and change my major to economics.

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I’m deciding my engineering major in two days and I need a final answer. Is it better to major in BME or first go into a traditional discipline, such as mechanical, and then master in BME?

I’m a freshman at a great engineering school and I have to sign up for classes for next year in two days. Which of the above options is better? I’m leaning toward doing mechanical first because I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I’m also thinking of maybe doing a BME masters with a focus in neuroscience. If so, which type of engineering is best?

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πŸ“…︎ Mar 21 2021
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