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What are some of the important aspects when wanting to major in technical engineering?

Is everything added to technical engineering, or are there specific areas? if so what are they?

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David’s Answer

Mechanical engineering technical/science-based classes often include:

Science and Math: Physics, Chemistry, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Biology

Engineering Core: Engineering Principles, Computers and Programming, Design and Manufacturing, Dynamics, Thermodynamics

Specializations: Automotive, Energy Systems, Nuclear, Applied Mechanics, Biomechanical

You can get an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, or higher.

Manufacturing engineering is closely related to mechanical engineering, so you may want to look into that field, as well.
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Daniel’s Answer

I think a big aspect of wanting to get in Engineering is to have a curious mind of everything the moves our world and also to be ready to understand the theory behind it and how it applies, then you can aim at what you feel attracted to, it could be mechanics, robotics, telecommunications, chemistry or physics etc.
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Shaye’s Answer

Depending on the school you may find more (or less) areas of engineering that are offered. The most common ones are Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engg, Civil Engg, and Electrical Engg. Other popular types include Software, Biomedical, Aerospace, Petroleum, Environmental, Geomatics, etc.

For myself I majored in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Petroleum Engineering. Our school had a first year of general engineering where students get to experience a variety of subjects before picking what engineering they want to pursue starting in second year. I picked Chemical Engineering since that was an area I had the most interest in, plus at that time there were a lot of market demand for Petroleum Engineers. That said an important aspect is to ask yourself what classes you like from either first year general engineering (if the school offers it) or the classes you've taken in high school, and pair your interest against the job market demand before choosing your engineering field. Nonetheless, engineering is a very fulfilling career. Good luck and all the best!
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Archived’s Answer

Most undergraduate engineering degrees will require 3 semesters of calculus, 1 semester of differential equations and 1 semester of linear algebra. Depending on the type of engineering, you might need to take 2 semesters of biology, chemistry or physics. For example, you may need to take 2 semesters of general chemistry and 2 semesters of physics as part of the course work for a chemical engineering degree. Here's an example of the requirements for a chemical engineering degree at UC Davis, e.g., https://che.engineering.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk7291/files/inline-files/ECML%20Degree%20Requirements%202021-2022.pdf. Getting an engineering degree is very hard work.
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