To get a Bachelor of Science in engineering at most accredited schools, it takes a minimum of 4 years. From my experience, most people graduate in 4 to 5 depending on their internship and study abroad opportunities as well as how much work from high school transferred into credits - in other words take your AP classes as you can test out of a lot of material. I tested out of 18 credits (one whole semester). This gave me opportunities to do many other things and still graduate in 4 years, unlike many of my classmates.
And tell you cousin, engineering is awesome. Many say the schooling portion is tough, but definitely rewarding.
In India, you would need to complete a B.Tech or B.E. degree to call yourself an engineer. It typically takes 4 years.
Hi MaraCodman1,I hope you are doing good.
Once you are done with the schooling,You need to enrol for Bachelor of Technology degree which takes 4 years to complete.
So if you have finished you schooling at the age of 17 years you can enrol for B.Tech Degree,which will take 4 years to complete and you will be an engineer at the age of 21 years.