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What are the pros and cos of having a Mechanical Engineering degree?

What are the pros and cos of having a Mechanical Engineering degree?

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Glenn’s Answer

Interesting question Gary. I have been very happy with my choice to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. It set me up for a career in design and development where I was able to develop and lead team to develop products that affected peoples lives.

A degree in engineering opens doors to a lot of career opportunities, this includes good paying job when you graduate.

From the con side, I would have to say that college was a serious pursuit and not the laid back college life of partying every weekend. Most of my weekends were doing home work, studying, or working on a lab project. Many late nights doing projects.

For me, I had the focus to apply myself and the aptitude for the classes.

I hope this helps
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Tyler’s Answer

I think the biggest con is the same as the biggest pro for Mechanical Engineering and that is that it is a very generic field. Mechanical Engineering is a basic understanding of how a lot of physical systems operate, which means you can go into a million different type of jobs. There is no shortage of jobs that a mechanical engineering degree will qualify you for, but I have found it difficult in my career to find a job that is a great fit for me. I have enjoyed some parts of all of my positions, but haven't found my dream perfect position yet. Obviously engineering classes can be difficult, but most college degrees have some difficult courses, so stick through whatever path you decide to go down, it will be worth it.
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Sebastian’s Answer

Hello Gary!

Glad to have you here. I consider the main advantage of a mechanical engineering degree to be a very broad field in which you can pursue a masters in numerous fields. The main con would be, once you are done, there will be many individuals out there with the same BS as you. I would encourage you to pursue a master's degree once you are done with your bachelors.

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Brian’s Answer

Hello Gary,

I'd say the biggest con is how difficult sruding it in college can be. Generally speaking, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics tend to be viewed as the most difficult by alot of people I know.

However I really enjoy designing things, and having a degree in Mechanical engineering can really help land those kinds of positions.

Hope this helps,

Best Regards,
Brian
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