At the same time, it was tough to go back after being out for so long. The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology). If anything, I probably would have tried harder/been more motivated in school and plowed straight through to a doctorate, rather than working after my BS and going back for a company sponsored master's. Amen man... working in the real world gives you experience that just books never will. I did my math and chasing the money was worth it compared to a more stable career. Not imo, mechanical engineer here, and you can work in mechatronics with only a mech e degree. Then definitely go for your MS. R&D typically requires graduate work of some fore, either a master's or a PhD. The only thing is being able to know when to say enough is enough and further evaluation would have marginal benefits. Most of the recent college hires have aerospace degrees and are stuck doing electrical work, though they want to do more mechanical stuff, (which for me would be a nightmare). I'm in medicine now, but I'm very grateful for my chemical engineering degree and experience. [–]SupriseGinger 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (1 child). I've always thought going from engineering -> finance would be a breeze. [–]BewareTheRobot 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children). Her friend, retired in the midwest with 11 rental units. I make oil executives richer. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children). On top of that, you can't transfer jobs readily to other sectors, and these fields tend to be so filled with field specific things, you don't end up learning the basic skills that come with the classic fields. College: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Degree: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Credits for Degree: 120 More Info; To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements. I can't imagine anything in finance is more rigorous or technically demanding than doing work for nuclear power plants. You will probably not take aerodynamics courses but you can pick up a lot of what you missed during your masters, [–]straighttoplaid 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children). I took things more seriously and got more out of it. If you want to go into bio-process engineering, it's the same paradigm except with ChemE. I wish I had spent less money on the degree, or found out about air traffic control sooner. You should give Margin Call a watch if you haven't seen it yet. I do get it though. Engineers of Reddit, what engineering degree do you wish you had gotten a degree in knowing what you do now? Linked EE minor requirements (4 classes total), [–]wildtesla 17 points18 points19 points 4 years ago (10 children). No self-promotion or blogspam. Software engineering is easier to outsource than manufacturing... [–]MustangMatt429Met. It's making it impossible trying to find another job. Yeah, I get what you're saying, but aerospace majors can get mechanical and structural jobs without a problem, just like mechanical majors can do the same. I knew which topics I would directly benefit from having a more thorough understanding of. [–]fallin_up 14 points15 points16 points 4 years ago (2 children). [–]nogoodverybadadvice 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children). [–]occamsrazorburn 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children). An NE degree pigeon holes you out of a number of engineering positions you may be qualified for but no one knows what an NE actually learns so they tend to disregard you. I'm on the fence about getting one because I'm an older student that wants to get a 'career' job as soon as possible (I'm 30). To earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. Do you think a control systems class would be worthwhile? Graduates of the program will be able to apply the principles of engineering, science and mathematics to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components and processes. I'd rather have spent my time going into theory and studying codes myself. Maybe Bio will become big enough that it does what electrical did in the early 1900s, but I just kind of doubt it. It is, and there isn't a single right answer for everyone. [–][deleted] 17 points18 points19 points 4 years ago (14 children). [–]jdmercredi 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (1 child). The Department of Computer Science degree requirements are outlined below. You said you were lucky with getting this job, how is that? 2: ME 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, ME 201 Student Design, ENGR 200 Computer Applications in Engineering and ME 397 Cooperative Education may be waived by successful completion of ME 102 Professional Assessment and Evaluation.The ethics requirement as represented by ENGR 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering … I like how what I'm using daily to see how they match up with my school work. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (1 child). I wish I'd done civil. Especially with regards to being more general in your undergrad. I'm not really unhappy with my ME degree, but I imagine my passions and skills might align better with the work I'd be doing with an Industrial Design degree. Are you interested in learning about nanotechnology and fabrication techniques for FREE? That's good to know. I did Bioengineering (Biomaterials) and my curriculum really just aims to make you ready to sell medical devices, rather than doing any real research. Sigh. Just started the process of becoming a nuclear inspector. Wish I got EE or Comp Sci mostly because they have more urban oriented jobs. Generally speaking, unless it's a very serial process where one calculation relies on the previous, multiple slower cores are more efficient (work in vs work out) than one really fast one. Alas the school I went to did not offer that. Almost all of the people I know who finished ID degrees said they found their programs by accident. Bio-process engineers are the ones who run the scaled up mass production. My only regret was not getting my master's degree right after my bachelors. Then I got a design job in heavy industry which was an awesome step towards becoming an aerospace design engineer. I can still tinker with computers and use my engineering background to solve my own problems, rather than someone else's. At least where I live, ChemE R&D jobs are limited to factory jobs, or working for big consumer goods companies. I appreciate the help! So I think it's a matter of having courses that you enjoy and that you learn the most from. [–]hobbituaryEnvironmental - Remediation 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago* (0 children). Power EE here - and I say the same thing. I'm wrapping up my BSc in Mechanical and I start my MSc in Mechanical in May, specializing in experimental flow control. Both programs include elective hours, enabling students to individually tailor their programs to provide emphasis in a particular specialization or exposure to a broad range of subjects. I'm not trying to be condescending! Mechatronics major with specialty in industrial robotics. BS in MatSci, went into semiconductors and manufacturing. My roommate is in finance (he's in derivatives at a huge insurance company), he tells me they have a position called 'financial engineer' where people have an engineering degree and business degree. What happens when a ignition sequence for a rocket motor does not complete ? [–]Dan_Quixote 3 points4 points5 points 4 years ago (0 children). I like where I am, but a couple of times a year I wonder if I pigeonholed myself into only being able to to research. So I have no idea if it would have been different if I chose a bioengineering degree. Finance. I'm actually happy with what I did in college being out 5 years at this point. I am glad, however, that I have my degree to fall back on. Essentially you can't get much more behind the ball as far as new technology is concerned than in aviation. I know you said an EE minor wouldn't be hugely beneficial, but what about a robotics minor? Sushil Chaturvedi, Chief Departmental Advisor. Berkeley by entering the Mechanical Engineering program. Things like Roundup-Ready crops and BT corn have been great for increasing yields. I'm thinking about getting a degree in Civil Engineering to complement my skillset, [–]tmifsud530 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children). I work in high tech development now on avionics and largely deal with wireless systems like SATCOM, wifi, cellular. When that task was over, I was able to move laterally within the company from the construction services branch into the structures design branch. Rendered by PID 32565 on r2-app-05bc56aa571c5b4b5 at 2020-12-12 19:34:07.650568+00:00 running 85e58d4 country code: US. BS in ME here. but id probably not have a job, so theres that, Not yet engineer but switch over from undecided to ME, now I'm thinking about computer science, cash flow is good and i already know much bout programming, but mechanical stuff is hardcore so. It's a great idea that you're trying to specialize in an engineering field for your masters instead of specializing for your bachelor's degree. I don't do real engineering and sometimes I wish I got a degree more conducive to that, but I'd probably get burnt out on it very quickly. I have a BS in ME, but my first job was EE/controls heavy. Computer engineering + a graduate degree in neuroscience. I started with finance hoping the money would be good but then you have to grind a good decade before you even become eligible for the big money spots and when you get there, a few thousand people also will be expecting it. When I tried looking around for something a little closer to home, however, I found that not having a master's degree has limited my marketability a little bit. [–]idiotsecant 6 points7 points8 points 4 years ago (0 children). No misleading or sensationalized titles. My two pence on it. Pretty happy with it but if I were starting over I'd likely to into computer science. Would you really want to retire that early though? Or is it just so open that it doesn't matter? Yeah I think that gives me some good ideas! I majored in Metallurgy and there are plenty of industries that hire Metallurgists, [–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 4 years ago (1 child). Wish I had gone into Mechanical with more emphasis on computer language (the mechE program made you take a C++ and Java classes) so I can go into design. Now the division I work in at my company is about to fail - and I'm looking at other jobs. Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science offers ten graduate degree programs so you can take your learning — and earning potential — to the next level. The time a minor would take would cost me at least another semester plus cost of living and tution, but I'm also not sure whether or not it's actually worth it in terms of the knowledge I could gain from it. Really really agree with this. Never worked with that and instead interned at a structural firm and was offered a full time position. I love what I do and I liked my time in school. I feel like mechanical topics covered require more feedback for a deeper understanding. Also, how was the PE? [–]cssmythe3 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago* (0 children). It might help you learn a bit technically, but you won't become an expert in some field in a few months. [–]apost8n8 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children), I graduated with a BSME in 1998. I even saw a HVAC undergraduate degree at one school, and it's a good example of why you should never do that. MechE, wish I did CS instead. In fact, I can't stand it. There are also programs where you can get a BS in Financial Engineering. But he can buy himself a gold watch with all of the money he's making. [–][deleted] 13 points14 points15 points 4 years ago (1 child), [–]daftroses 5 points6 points7 points 4 years ago (0 children). If I had done something like CS, for example, I could potentially work from the road while traveling, which is something I desperately want to do more of while I'm still young. [–]fantasticmrfox_thm 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (3 children), [–]saisharan007 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (2 children), [–]Archontes 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (2 children), I have a BS in engineering physics (EE), and wish I'd done mechanical, or at least engineering physics (ME), [–]notimokedMechanical 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (1 child). [–]wildtesla 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (2 children). Getting to spend my days in the woods would be awesome. It's way easier to start a business and in those fields than in anything Chem. I'm currently considering going back to school to try to branch out of the aerospace business. 1: Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better. [–]m1ss1ontomars2k4 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children). It wasn't a design job, but I knew that firm did do design work, and I was going to be inspecting the construction of some bridges as part of this project, so I jumped on it. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 4 years ago (2 children). I have multiple friends to use as experience in all kinds of areas. I studied in the UK and moved to Aus after graduating to try and work a bit. That's not been my experience with an AE undergraduate degree and looking for something in a different field. Now I know Software Engineers spend most of the time coding at their desk, so why consider it? Had a shit ass college schedule while all my buddies dropped out of engineering, partied the entire time, still got great grades, and now are making money hand over fist working the same amount of hours. Images and videos related to engineering are acceptable, provided they are relevant to engineering. If you want to work in that field it's just a matter if mobility and finding the job you want. The bachelor's/master's degree option in mechanical engineering allows students seeking a bachelor of science degree (BS) in mechanical engineering to count up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework (5000-level or above) toward a BS degree and either a master of science (MS) or a master of engineering degree (MEng) at CU Denver. Then there is the remedy, and there are so many nuances that get overlooked like pH, ionic compounds, etc. I wish I had done more programming and finance stuff but that's about it. I have my BS in CE and I design bridges now. [–]GoldnSilverPrawn 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–]youwantmooreryan 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (5 children). Perhaps my school just had a weaker civil program tha it did a mechanical. I happen to love my job and workplace, and I'm happy I ended up here. This feels especially true in Canada. And I wish someone told me that before I spent all that time getting a BioE degree. I was too anxious to get done with school and start making money. [–]darkhalo47 10 points11 points12 points 4 years ago (3 children). I want to return to school for a 2-year Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma (possibility to extend 2 more years for an accredited Degree) or a 2-year Second Degree in CS. B. the particular manager that was filling that position wasn't holding the advanced degree as a priority for the position like someone else might have. 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children). As another professional student, I agree. I'm happy too as a BME, doesn't mean it was a smart move. I did BMED, and though I am very happy with it, I wish I could have gotten a supplemental degree in computer science or electrical engineering. [–]TonyDarko 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children), Totally depends on what aspect you want to focus on in industry. However, I wish i would have done CS/CE because location independence. Yup. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 32565 on r2-app-05bc56aa571c5b4b5 at 2020-12-12 19:34:07.650568+00:00 running 85e58d4 country code: US. [–]Sir_SkellyFEA monkey 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children), MEng in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in FEA and Manufacturing. I just didn't know what was best at the time, and was planning on being a physicist (not a decision anyone should make lightly). I thought chem engineering would be interesting with good hours and decent pay. Engineers of Reddit, what engineering degree do you wish you had gotten a degree in knowing what you do now? [–]Sybertron 13 points14 points15 points 4 years ago (3 children). [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (4 children). Computer Science majors are required to complete the following Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) courses: CSE 1010, 1729, 2050, 2304, 2500, 3000, 3100, 3140, 3500, 4939W and 4940; Computer Science majors must complete one of the following concentrations: Once you've designed one breaker foundation or transmission line, the design really doesn't change for years. [–]Code_star 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children), A lot of upvotes here. For example, would a CS background get me into a Mechanical firm? Stick to a program and you'll be better off than me. Basically no one should be getting UNDERGRADUATE degrees in Aerospace, Control Systems, and Bioengineering. [–]Sistersledgerton 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (1 child). If you want to do anything environmental go Chem E. [–]cerbero17alt 5 points6 points7 points 4 years ago (0 children). Also a word of advice, in large corporations portfolios matter much more than degree in my experience. 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