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Which is a better major? Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering?

  1. jaydawg808 profile image90
    jaydawg808posted 19 months ago

    Which is a better major? Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering?

  2. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 19 months ago

    I can only say this. My uni offered all these majors, with those names, and most of the people I kept in contact with "switched" after a few years of work. Either they studied for another major, worked for a masters, or just cold-turkey switched industry. Most, I would add, weathered the change reasonably. My conclusion is thus to examine the course itself and see whether it gives you the skills and flexibility to branch into other areas of engineering. After all, many things you learn in uni could get outdated. Industries could slump overnight. Having the foundation that enables diversification is more important.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image35
    bradmasterOCcalposted 19 months ago

    The best approach is first to determine which one is better suited to your talents, and your desires. Changing majors in mid university is really deciding you don't want to do this as a career.

    So, if you choose based on money, than it will be a job.
    If you choose it because you have an aptitude for and more important you enjoy it, then it will be rewarding to your total well being.

    Mechanical and Electrical really take different skills and aptitude.
    Civil is more related to buildings and roads.
    Computers have many offshoots and hardware, firmware, and software.
    Computers are found in many devices outside of PC, tablets, and Phones. But if you are not interested in computers, or don't feel talented in them, then other majors might be more enticing and rewarding.
    Rewards should focus on making you happy, as you will be doing these jobs for a long time.

  4. Matthew Woolsey profile image68
    Matthew Woolseyposted 19 months ago

    Easy Computer Engineering. Although mechanical, civil and electrical would be also great careers, but computer engineering is what makes the res of those work and operate. Computers are the future always has been since they first were made. So logically a computer engineer controls the three other majors.
    Hope this helped...