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Bhavin’s Answer

It is a very difficult major because they cover so much material and very complex material. However if it is something you enjoy a lot the work load won't be hard, but fun. All the people I know that are "Mech - e" (Mechanical Engineers) all love their major because they are very interested in the material and what they learn. If you are unsure about mechanical engineering research fields that they will be in. You can work for NASA, Tesla, GMC, Whirlpool, and etc. I would suggest doing more research on the type of jobs and fields and the course load from different universities to gain a better understanding.
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Tyler’s Answer

Hard/Difficult is something that can come with any job/task, but I believe that if it is something that you truly enjoy, then the difficulty is not the issue. Instead, what I think you really want is a job to be challenging. By this I mean that you want a job to challenge you and keep you interested.... at least I do. There are many paths in Mechanical Engineering that you can find a career that will challenge you and keep you interested day after day.
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Craig’s Answer

Nothing is hard if you put your mind to it,
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Douglas’s Answer

Hi
This is a difficult question to answer. Compared to what? All of the engineering majors in college are way harder than what you would encounter in high school. But, and this is a big BUT, if you like mechanical engineering and the subjects that you take in college and do the reading required and the homework, it can be very rewarding and even fun. You will be learning about how things are designed and built and will get a chance to interact with fellow classmates and instructors in laboratories and on various projects that will give you practical experience that will illustrate things that you will learn in class.

There are many branches of mechanical engineering, I would suggest that you Google Mechanical Engineering and read about the various branches to see if one area may be more appealing to you and all of the different things mechanical engineers do.

Good luck,
Doug
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Drew’s Answer

My son is a musician. He was self motivated and had a vision that he could be good or at least enjoy doing that. He heard or read somewhere that by working on something for 10,000 hours he could get good at that. He worked on music 6 to 8 hours a day for what is now about 10 years and he is very good. That intense self motivation and vision will be necessary to learn what is necessary for an engineering degree, and to continue learning throughout your career. College will be difficult. My career has been fun and very rewarding. My first consulting assignment was to solve and air pollution problem caused by blending hot rubber into solvents. About 40 tons of solvent flashed off each year polluting the air. The solution was to cool the rubber before it got to the solvent. I did this by increasing the surface area of the rubber by cutting into smaller pieces so more heat could be transferred to the air, and mounting a counter current fan to blow air across the rubber as it was carried on the conveyor to the solvent vat. That sounds like a common sense solution that anyone could figure out. The training from my engineering school in problem identification and solution, understanding of heat transfer and the calculus that allowed me to quantify the results made it possible to solve this problem and make a good deal of money.

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