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Can't figure out Engineering Specialty
Last Post 07 Sep 2014 05:50 AM by aks sun. 2 Replies.
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P.Clair
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03 Jun 2014 06:04 PM
    I have been attending a Community College for the past year under the assumption that the program they have me listed under was for a pre-engineering degree where I would transfer elsewhere to finish. However, one year into it, I was just informed by one of my professors that the school has had me in the Engineering Tech program, and not the pre-engineering one. Now that the situation has been brought to my attention I have been looking at the class lists at my school for both degrees as well as the class list of the school I had been planning on transferring to. Neither look very promising and the more research I do, neither seem to be going in the direction I would like to take.

    I really would love to get into renewable/sustainable energy and the engineering to all involved. Solar, wind, and so on and so forth. However neither school even mentions any classes that include any of that or even have very many specializations for engineering at all. In my current class we are digging into the many types of engineers, however once again, very little is said on the green energy types other that being mentioned briefly as a type of engineering energy that is fast becoming popular... duh.

    I guess deep down I am crying out for help of any kind as to the direction I should be going. Are there any specific branches that include these kinds of engineering as an underlying topic that noone talks about? Is there a better way to specialize to bridge over and get into those areas? Mechanical versus civil versus economical engineering? Or is it a little bit of all of the above?
    irstuff
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    29 Aug 2014 05:53 AM
    Part of the problem seems to be that you think that there is a broad engineering degree that could possibly cover both. Basic disciplines are generally, electrical/electronic, mechanical, and software.

    EE covers the electrical aspects, so, power systems, control systems, etc.
    ME covers the mechanical aspects, rotating machines, aerostructures, structural, etc.
    CS covers the software aspects, algorithms, user interfaces, etc.
    aks sun
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    07 Sep 2014 05:50 AM
    My son is good in physics and biology not much in cchemistry which branch of engg can he take which has brightfuture.
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