Engineering these days is such a hullabaloo among parents, teachers, counselors and even the government due to which more and more students declare,“I want to be an Engineer”. When I hear these words, I am like, “OH wow! That’s great but which area of Engineering you wish to work for.”
Most students don’t even know why they want to be an engineer, let alone what type of engineer. They say things like, “My parents told me that I will earn a lot of money even if I simply hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the wings”
If you really wish to be an ENGINEER, you need to go through research work, searching through branches and contacting a few real time engineers. According to the College Board, there are more than 50 majors offered in engineering, apart from the majors given below.
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
- Information Technology
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Automobile Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Instrumentation and Production Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance Engineering
- Mathematics and Computing Engineering
- Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
- Information Science Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Electrical and Communication Engineering
- Electronics Control System Engineering
- Marine Engineering
- Biotechnology Engineering
- Genetic Engineering
- Oil and Paint Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Ceramic Engineering
- Print and Media Technology
- Thermal Engineering
And the list is endless.
Choosing a branch is difficult. But according to what I have experienced in my first year, one should go for the subject/branch he /she is interested in. Until and unless you go for your interests, you are going to be that Average Simple Engineer, which is too mainstream.
THINK OUT OF THE BOX!!!
About the Author: Pakhi Dixit studies Studies Information Technology at Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan. She hails from Jhansi. She considers herself an Insufferable-know it all !! Goody-two-shoes!! Nerd!! Bucktoothed!! Insecure!! Determined!! Loyal!! Brave!! Smart!! Fighter for lost causes!! BRILLIANT :). Books and cleverness!! But there are more important things-friendship and bravery. There is more to me than meets the eye.