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First of all, I am an international student and have a year to finish my course.
I am doing my masters in mechanical engineering. However, I somehow dived into the computer science field studying human&AI and currently preparing for the graduation project in this field. I am willing to find a job after graduating.
Will this be a minus for not studying my major(Mechanical engineering, Enrolled subjects are nothing to do about the computer science. Plus, all the core subject is mechanical based subjects) when you try to look for a job?

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praveen’s Answer

You should be fine. Engineering always counts, but does not restrict you to pursue your interest. As long as you have professional skills and certifications which could be add on.. will really help you to excel .

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Pramit’s Answer

AI is a multi disciplinary field with lot of option to unitize high mathematics. I highly doubt that Mechanical Engineering major is anyway going to restrict your possibility of becoming someone with good AI skill. I recommend you to find an application from your major area and apply AI technique to improve performance. Example would be - Embedded machine learning module to a mechanical device or Apply computer vision to a robot to perform some mechanical work etc. This will give me edge on your upcoming interviews.
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Chiranjib’s Answer

Hello - I did my graduation in electronics and instrumentation engineering but started my career in IT. So far, it's been great. So, I hope I may understand what you are going through. It's nice that you have delved into computer science out of your own interest, but then why did you choose mechanical engineering in the first place? Did you think you would like mechanical engineering but you do not find it interesting anymore?

I would recommend that, since you still have a year to finish your mechanical engineering course, please put it on priority and finish it, as priority 1. You can do a graduation-level project in computer science, but keep it as priority 2. There are many professionals today who did not graduate in computer science and are yet thriving well. Even after completing your mechanical engineering, you can undertake computer science certifications, do projects, and create a portfolio to showcase your skills to recruiters.
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PK’s Answer

Doing mechanical engineering is not minus at all. With your interest in Human and AI, go for Robotics. One of the fastest growing area. RPA - Robotic Process Automation is another good area. In Manufacturing sector, OT and IT is coming closer, there are lot of opportunities there as well.
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Omar’s Answer

Hi mate hope you're doing great with your studies.

I'm a Mechanical Engineer working in hospitality industry in Maintenanace sector and I can tell that I like my job because it resonates with me.

Mechanical Engineering specialization us one of the most challenging majors to study, that's why they one step ahead of most other majors in terms of salary and benefits. Yeah we at somehow think we got lost and keep wondering, I'm I on the right track. It is so natural and it happens even with Senior Engineers due to the disrupted world we live in.
I just would suggest you to keep posted about relevant Mechanical Engineering world while doing so would recommend to chase trending technologies such as BMS, 3D printing, a bit of basic programming knowledge would be a great plus and keep in mind you need to ask yourself a question, if I'm graduated with 10K Mechanical engineering students around the world how I'm going to be different?
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