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Mechanical Engineer Process

How is the mechanical engineering process? It is harder than others fields of engineering?

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Sannia’s Answer

Process requires 4 years of bachelors of science (BS) in mechanical engineering. It is said to be "mother of all engineering" as it's the broadest branch of engineering involving many other disciplines. Not harder than any, but a combination of many technical subjects (theoretical and practical).
Thank you comment icon Sannia is absolutely correct. Mechanical engineering covers a broader range of topics, and gives you a better ideal of what type of engineering you enjoy the best. It is probably one of the very best degrees, as it will open the door to many different fields. Don Condie
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Aaron’s Answer

As far as difficulty of the undergraduate, it's middle of the road. Electrical and Aerospace are generally considered more difficult. Civil and Industrial are generally considered to be easier. This isn't a rule as it will depend on the college/university, but it's a general trend based on my experience.

I chose to be an ME because it's interesting to me and I was/am good at it. My advice is: instead of looking at what's difficult or easy, try to make the decision about what degree to pursue based on what you enjoy doing. You likely won't enjoy every class or every day of your career, but a general interest (or dare I say passion) about the subject of study will help you make a career choice that can be most sustainable for you long term.
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Dan’s Answer

I think, in general, mechanical engineering is equal to the other engineering degrees such as electrical, chemical, and civil if comparing individual students (but different engineering degrees) who all have a genuine interest in their particular degree.

If someone doesn't really like science then he/she would find it harder than someone who did like science. Many students do better in some subjects than in other subjects. So for example, if you are weak in math, you would have to work harder and might feel that engineering was hard. It will also be easier if you already have a mechanical background before starting college, say from working on cars or simply by using tools to build things.

If you are weak in a subject then you simply work harder (and longer) and you will master the subject. If you like and enjoy the subject then it will be easier. I was required to take a remedial math class when I started college but I went on to earn an EE engineering degree and then had a successful engineering career, including the part-time teaching of college-level engineering classes. I have always felt it to be fun to learn new electronic topics however I do not have the same fondness for chemistry and biology. Follow your passion!
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Libby’s Answer

Mechanical engineering school (4 year bachelor of science degree) is moderately tough compared to other engineering fields of study, not the hardest, not the easiest.
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