How could you possibly argue against majoring in Mechanical Engineering? It is the best major.
>he has no interest in being a god
OH MAN I CANT WAIT TO SIT AND STARE AT THIS MILD STEEL PIPE FLANGE IN AUTOCAD ALL DAY
AND IF I CHOOSE TO DO FIELD/MAINTENANCE WORK INSTEAD OF BEING A CUBICLE ZOMBIE I GET TO BE A GLORIFIED RIG PIG WITH TWICE THE RESPONSIBILITIES, HALF THE RESPECT AND MARGINALLY BETTER PAY.
SURE IS FUN TO DEAL WITH THAT PIECE OF SHIT 40-YEAR-OLD HEAT EXCHANGER THAT MY COMPANY IS TOO CHEAP TO REPLACE BECAUSE MY EXPERTISE IS VIEWED AS AN EXPENDITURE RATHER THAN AN ASSET
MAYBE IF TIMES GET REALLY TOUGH I CAN TAKE A JOB MAKING SURE STRUCTURAL STEEL I-BEAMS ARE MADE AND FITTED TO SPEC OH MAN THIS IS REALLY THE MOST RIVETING FIELD
SO MUCH EXCITING
TRULY GOD TIER
Apparently I'm the only one that thinks this, but if any significant fraction of the class is doing poorly, it should be an indicator of the professor's poor teaching. The purpose of a university is to be an institution of higher learning, not an academic hunger games where you deliberately do a poor job instructing so as to "weed people out."
No shit, but at least the "desk work" in other engineering fields is more exciting than being a glorified draftsman, which is what a lot of MEs end up doing.
I worked as a tradesman and there's a reason I decided to go into EE instead of ME.
If a significant amount of the class wasn't doing poorly, it would be a sign that the professor sucked. The goal is to teach over the heads of most kids, so they study hard, learn as much as they would anywhere else, and then do proportionately well on the tests. If it were any other way, the top students would not stand out. Everyone at Cal is a good student, some are just stronger than others.
Aerospace Engineering is a billion times better than Mechanical Engineering, scrub.
>HEY GUYS, LET'S ALL COUNT TO 12, IT'S DOH BEST SYSTEM!
ITT: These faggots.
>STRUCTURAL STEEL I-BEAMS
>THE MOST RIVETING FIELD
i see what you did there.
>Mechanical Engineering is the best major.
Sure it is.
That's why when you grow up, and meet a nice young woman, and perhaps even lose your virginity, and have a little baby girl, and then when she gets sick, you can go and take her to a mechanical engineer to have her cured.
>Apparently I'm the only one that thinks this, but if any significant fraction of the class is doing poorly, it should be an indicator of the professor's poor teaching. The purpose of a university is to be an institution of higher learning, not an academic hunger games where you deliberately do a poor job instructing so as to "weed people out."
Please stop posting and return to your "safe space".
This sort of thinking is what is ruining education in this country.
Well, to be fair, many of the devices doctors use to treat patients are a product of mechanical engineering. I'm not saying that the procedure itself was created by an ME, but you can't deny their significance in assisting the field.
>poor disguised "i'm smart but lazy"
>just because they get good grades doesn't make them intelligent
>i get shit grades and go to a a third rate state school but I get to conveniently and arbitrarily decide that my academic betters at prestigious schools are not smart
I can't tell if you're referring to Cal as a third rate school or if you misinterpreted my post. My whole point was that not every kid at Cal is smart (true by experience, since I go there and know many if them), but they put in work. The professor's job is to asses how intelligent/well qualified they are.
My bad senpai, I didn't read all the way back to your original post and thought you were some butthurt sour grapes kid spouting off about "well not everyone at MIT/Cal/Stanford/Carnegie Mellon is a genius, therefore I'm on the same level as them"
why is shitposting and being toxic so addicting?
have fun competing with those H1-B visas, anon. p sure your future growth is literally -1% lmao fucking accountants even being the 3rd most popular major have a higher growth than you guys do
>take intro chemistry my first semester
>get an A in terms of exams, homework, etc.
>get a B overall because I'm a fucking retard at labs and have no idea what I'm doing
My school doesn't offer aerospace at the bachelors level (and I want to have broad appeal just to be safe), but if I get a Masters it's either that or something robotics related.
While I'm at it, are engineering PhD's worth it or not really? Hell, are Masters worth it?
EE is the most popular engineering degree, ME has always been safe because over in fish head land and shit in street world, they look at technology only as electronics. go to any ME class, it's mostly white guys. go to any EE class, it may be up to half Pajeets and Wi Dongs because they're pushed into "technology" AKA /g/
congratulations, underage faggot. You've just realized why people pay you to work.
get used to it, kid. Start a business, be your own boss, and grow your name, or get a fucking job and do the shit that I have to pay someone 85K a year to even do because it sucks so hard.
>railroad engineering is clearly the best engineering
That's where you're wrong, you know what's the best engineering?
This is pretty much it for the first year or two of working. After I got a bit of seniority though and started running my own team things brightened up. Actually managed to get out of oil and gas and into military R&D. Leading my own project crew right now, having a blast.
Just remember Mech E is the broadest of the broad when it comes to the job spectrum. You have a pretty narrow view of what a mechanical engineer can do, although you were spot on about my first 2 years, that was it in a nutshell!
>tfw when HS credit for chem all the way up to orgo
Totally not true. The military is what you make of it. If you're the kid of person with a low bullshit tolerance and expect everyone to be book smart, then you'll probably be the kind of person that hates the military. That's fine. But there's a lot of people who have a different skill set that do very well in the military. Technical knowledge and experience are far more valuable to service members than your GPA was.
For some people yes, joining their country's military is a decidedly bad idea and not the right career choice, but there are others who do well in it.
This. The majority of people who suffer in the military are those who are antisocial to the point that they can't cooperate with other people, and are lazy to the point that they can't work a basic convenience store job.
The military is demanding as all hell, but after a certain point you adjust to the demand, and many people I know who have gone through with their service feel they are better for it.
>more looking to work in design from a cushy chair
The majority of engineering jobs are exactly this only instead of cushy you are in a cubicle, and instead of the design you are doing is simplistic, and not actually worth much. This would likely only be the first 3-5 years, but it's still something you're expected to go through. After that you can expect more cushy.
>tfw maths student whos transferring to Engineering this fall
>have no fucking idea what branch to go in
I want to go for a master's and get into either robotics or semiconductors, but I don't want to finish education and realize I can't find a job with my degree.
Also why is mechatronics meme-tier?
CompE could be what you are looking for but it is extremely dependent on what school you go to.
In some school CompE is EE with 3-4 CS classes.
Other schools it is equal parts EE and CS
In rare cases it is CS with 2-3 classes of EE.
Terrible. Anything less than a PhD will make the degree worth less than a BA in history. Even once you have the PhD the cost taken on will not make the money worth it.
I considered it years ago, but just like a history degree it is better to take up learning the material on your own time. The most interesting and valuable parts of psychology are the parts never actually applied in medicine meaning you can learn most of it in your free time which if you care about psychology at all you will do.
Not for a job, anon. You don't spend your time researching the Zhou Dynasty in your freetime for a history job. You do it because you love the subject. Same thing goes for psychology. The jobs themselves are ass, and will bankrupt you. It is better to research the material out of your own personal enjoyment. If you don't enjoy the subject enough to do this then you shouldn't even have been considering a degree in psychology anyway.
Find a practical career in a subject you enjoy, then get a degree in that.
I'm not saying don't go to college. I'm saying don't go to college for psych. I doubt psych is all that interests you.
Well, I wanted to help children with their mental health. What if I go to a state school for Psychology and just work my way up while going to graduate schools that are much cheaper?
That is your own choice. If the actual aid of a patient is your goal then your best option is to endure the hell that will be a psychology degree. Look into if any place will accept just a BA. It is unlikely, but it is worth a shot. If they won't, the PhD is an option but don't expect it to be cheap. Engineering PhDs are usually in the safe zone because getting funded isn't too hard, but with psychology you have a snowballs chance in hell of getting funded and will be paying out of pocket. On top of this, the pay when you come out will be sub-par, and you shouldn't expect to drop any loans in a short amount of time.
In Canada engineering schools can be accredited which means theyre approved by the government for meeting or going above professional expectations. If I go into CE in an accredited school I'm thinking I should be fine.
While many will understand what your are talking about, I suggest using CompE instead of CE.
I've ran into cases using CE where people think I'm doing Civil Engineering which is trash tier.
Civil Engineering is in its own area, and can't really be put with the other engineering fields.
It is the lowest tier of engineering, and isn't something you want confused with Computer Engineering. If you're into civil that is fine. I'm just saying this for clarity purposes.
>because it's easy
Sort of. It more has to do with how much "engineering" CEs actually do. It's a very low pay degree that covers fuck all of actual engineering. When compared to things like ME, EE, CompE, or NE, CE is basic bitch trash that is scraping the title of engineer.
Engineers like to argue over which branch is better, and a lot of it is just a pissing match, but CE is legitimately ass.
Well that's new, isn't civil the oldest branch next to mechanical?
I'm mostly stuck between electrical, mechanical and computer, but it seems like EE and CompE cover a lot of the same branches.
I'mma do electrical engineering.
Semiconductors is more the range of EE. Anything where you get into physics of how the materials actually work is EE. As far as robotics goes, it depends on what part of the robots you want to make. The programming and "AI" will obviously be CE, but there still would be a lot of EE work needed.
Do you wanna code (CE) or do you wanna build circuits (EE) or both (also EE)?
>MFW Cal is the 3rd Best ME program in the world
>mfw I first get out of school and my first position is this boring.
Luckily my first position was with a big defense contractor and a few years later I was able to move into a different position. I found that doing structural analysis (FEA) was better for me since I got to use what I learned in school. We considered the design ME's to be catalog jockeys.
Be warned that with globalization companies love to outsource ME work, and even though defense companies can't it still keeps our wages lower since there's more of us looking for work.
If I had to do it all over again I'll probably would've been a doctor
>If I had to do it all over again I'll probably would've been a doctor
Are you serious, anon? Becoming a doctor is way more bullshit than becoming an engineer. Staying up for 80 hours a week doing that resident stuff would just be a nightmare. I considered it, but when you ask guys that actually did it who regret it, they really regret it. You can't change your mind. Once you're in medical school, you're stuck there unless your parents are fucking legitimately loaded. Plus, at the end of the day, a doctors career is only like 25 years maximum, and the debts aren't paid off until years after they're actually a licensed physician.
I just feel like there would be more job security. I don't know could be wrong.
I'm trying to figure out a way to start my own business and get out of ME.
Dude we're a dime a dozen. Look beyond you're own school. There are thousands of dot heads and chicoms willing and able to do engineering work for much less. And don't forget the poor slavs like Poland
> studied civil engineering and finance
> got a sweet job as an investment analyst 2 months out of uni with 80k + super (australian here)
step it up senpai
If you wanna separate yourself and not stuck in mundane technical shit like >>7763196, study something business-y like commerce or an MBA. Employers are more likely to look at you for management positions.
Hell, you may find you enjoy business more than engineering.
Again, check your colleges class list for the degree. At mine, the CompE course was a copy of the EE course minus 2-3 late end math classes with 5-6 CS classes swapped in.
Now I do know that in cases like these the college will probably let you dual major considering it's only a few classes extra to get both degrees.
How are these college's curriculum for CompE major?
I had amtah teacher who majored in engineering and was making a shit ton of money but he said the work bored the crap out of him so much so that he started facing serious depression, so he said fuck it, quit his high paying job and became a math teacher instead.
do you seriously believe that you would have gotten that job without a degree in engineering to compliment yourself?
Finance is one of the top 10 most popular degrees. There is no way you're getting anywhere without having some special shit on your resume or connections.