Which degree is harder: computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering?
First, my bona fides: i have a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and a masters degree in computer engineering. My brother is a mechanical (actually marine, but virtually the same) engineer.i found electrical engineering to be harder than computer engineering, but that is mainly because I found that I was much more interested in computer systems than, say, linear systems design. I struggled and got a “C” in differential equations, which is an important mathematical tool for circuit design. Later on I sailed through discrete mathematics with straight “A’s”, which is a mathematical tool that is very important in computer systems and software. Other students considered discrete mathematics to be brutally difficult and to them computer engineering was harder.So the answer is: the discipline that you are interested in will be kess difficult to you.oh, and mechanical engineering? That is for guys not smart enough to do electrical engineering . At keast that’s what I tell my brother. All kidding aside, mechanical and electrical engineering have a similar level of difficulty. A good ME student is giung to be dealing with the same mathematics as an EE (vibes class has differential equations as a pre-req). At a superficial level, EE can be a bit more abstract than ME, but both are rigorous engineering disciplines. Pick the one that interests you most.Now don’t ever ask me to compare electrical or computer engineering to chemical engineering. My wife has a bachelors in chemical engineering, and I would not dare to say anything negative. Though truth be told when I was an undergrad, all of us engineering students did acknowledge Chem. E as the mist difficult. Not because of mathematical rigor (EE and ME are toughest there). Mostly because there is a vast amount of memorization needed in Chem. E.
Can a chemical engineer graduate apply for electrical engineering job positions?
It really depends on the needs of the company and also if you have some other coursework in electrical engineering.In the end of the day, even with my BS and MS in mechanical engineering, much of what I have done over the past 15 years was learnt on the job. Most companies will train you, either formally and/or through experience, to perform the job for which you were hired.So why does the major matter? It matters because that is the foundation of the concepts you will be learning on the job. While you may be performing new stuff, the basis for it will be from the courses you took in your studies.This is why I say it depends. There may be some positions that just care about an engineering degree and really are not too picky about the major. Also, if they care to some degree, then if you took even a few courses in that area, it might be enough.I wrote an article titled “Why Technical Knowledge is Not Your Key To Success”. The primary crux of the article is that it is your other skills that will help you succeed in your engineering career and that your engineering degree is just the foundation.Once you are able to get the job, your major won’t matter at all. The only potential difficulty in your specific situation is if they need a very specific electrical engineering background.Best of luck,Sol Rosenbaum, PE, CEM, CPMPLinkedIn profile | LinkedIn articles
Is an electrical engineering graduate qualified to get a license for electrical work?
Safety first! Call a certified electrician.The rest of this answer is specific to the United States, check your local laws.In the US, a university engineering degree does not qualify a person to get a license to do electrician work.A 4 year engineering degree is a step toward becoming a licensed engineer, and licensed engineers are legally allowed to certify designs, the certification process typically involves years of apprenticeship and passing state exams.A tradesman needs to effectively apprentice for a while and, typically, have a trade school certification to ultimately become a licensed electrician, legally allowed to build and install the electrical designs the Engineers made. Similar to Engineers, this typically takes years and involves passing state exams.All this is done to assure competence and safety.All of the statements above apply to people working on public projects.Inside a company, it may be possible for an employee to do what is asked (design or installation) as the company assumes the burden of assuring safety and compliance with applicable laws and codes. Most companies want quality work done, and will hire qualified experienced workers. Some will go even further and have their products tested for safety and compliance by external independent entities such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or similar organizations.Inside a persons own home, an owner may install electrical components, but they are required to acquire permits for this kind of work, and to have such work inspected to assure compliance with applicable laws and codes.Safety first and last. Call an electrician!
What electrical engineers do in NAVY????
Richard may not have the full story. I am an engineer in the Navy. I have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been in 13 years. The Navy recently sent me to graduate school for my Masters degree in Civil Engineering. My wife is also a navy engineer with her undergrad in electrical, masters in civil, and pursuing PhD in civil. We both earned our PE in our undergrad fields while in the Navy. The Navy Civil Engineer Corps is a smaller branch of the Navy staff. We manage the infrastructure for the Navy to include execution of base public works and maintenance functions as well as managing oversight of base construction contracts. A lot of us are overseas, building infrastructure in Iraq, responding to tsunamis and earthquakes as humanitarian assistance. The navy Civil Engineer Corps offers some incredible scolarship opportunities for Juniors and Seniors in engineering disciplines as well as advanced education. Bottom line, an excellent place to get entry level engineering experience and earn your P.E. Check it out at www.cec.navy.mil
Can you get an electrical engineering job with only a minor?
So I'm a physics major and pretty much finished with my degree. I have a ton of research experience, I was sps vice president, and thats about it. I would like to get a 2nd major in electrical engineering, unfortunate there are some bullshit communication classes that I would have to take which would postpone graduation. I could however take all the fun senior electrical engineering classes and get a minor. I was wondering if with my credentials if it was possible to get a respectable electrical engineering job that someone who majored in it would get. Thanks
Can I become a mechanical engineer without a degree?
No. You may become a draftsman or a technician but you would not be on the same level as a college-educated mechanical engineer. The training is intense. It is some of the hardest material to absorb without direct instruction. In college some of the smartest people will distill concepts developed by even smarter people over the last few hundred years and try to make you understand them. Without these people you won’t even know what to study let alone ever figure it out if you did.If you did manage to pull it off, good luck getting an interview. You would have to know somebody on the inside or start with a lesser job. Then you would have to impress people in a way that shows you can do college-educated level engineering work. Are you confident you would be able to do that? Hard to say since without the degree you don’t even know what you don’t know.It seems to be fashionable these days to not go to college or to drop out of college yet expect to excel in your field. There is nothing wrong with going the non-college route but you can’t expect to compete with people who went and put in the effort. Besides having the education, these people who attended a full course of college are likely to be more highly motivated than somebody who did not.
Can mechanical engineers become self-employed? How?
Mechanical Engineers can become anything they want because M.E course offers knowledge on vast variety of domains. Being self-employed simply means you have to report to yourself. You can definitely do that.First and foremost, you need to decide on what domain you want to pursue your career. To do that, you can think in many ways. Providing services/facilities to your customer can be very tricky. You can target their problems and develop systems to solve it or enhance systems already available in market. Be it in the field of Manufacturing, supply chain development, out-source consultancy, Trading etc. Once you are clear with what you want to go with, you are 50% done.For any business/organization to start, you need a capital or equity from organization’s point of view. You might have it if your family is firmly established in financial terms. Else, you can always lend a loan from a bank and to add the cherry to the top, Government of India has 50+ start Schemes.There are several options available to you,Collateral free bank loans for Indian startups.Specific schemes for Indian startups: If the Indian goverment is giving so many opportunities, why not use them.There are few points to keep in mind after you have decided you aim and vison:Make a right pitch with Detailed Project Report (DPR)Business PlanGet a copy of CIBIL report with scoreGet together some essential financial statements like ID proof, Address proof, Bank statement, and latest ITR. (Income, Balance sheet, profit & loss information)Prediction of expected operations (Growth, ROI, Expansions, etc.).Any other specific documents needed by respective bank.I hope that helps.Best of Luck for you start-up!
Would tony stark be considered a mechanical engineer?
well i mean a person who knows how to build basically a robot would be considered a mechanical engineer am i wrong? Im just curiouse becuase i want to go into the the engineering line dont really know which one but most likely electrical but was curious about the movie cuz i just saw it so yea gotta have dreams u know
I want to go to UC Berkeley for environmental engineering, but for some reason, it's not ABET accredited.?
No, you cannot take the Fundamentals Exam as a graduate of Environmental Engineering Science. The fact is that the Environmental Engineering Science major is not ABET accredited because it is very interdisciplinary in its scope. Students enrolled in this program are required to take a greater number of courses out of the general scope of environmental engineering such as Biology, Chemistry, Public Health in addition to other engineering courses such as Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. There are actually very few people at Berkeley who are enrolled under this major (<30 undergraduate students). However, the Environmental Engineering discipline/field under the framework of the Civil & Environmental Engineering program is ABET accredited and will allow you to take the FE exam. As a recent graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Civil Engineering program with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering, I feel this route is much more advantageous because it creates a much better outlet into the engineering industry, hence allowing you to take the FE exam and eventually the PE exam. I guess it depends on what you're looking for: a more interdisciplinary Engineering program or a more specific Engineering scope within Civil Engineering. Hope this helps.