You forgot Petroleum, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering on your list. Plus, each of those degrees often have an Engineering Technology field associated with them. If you don’t like your mechanical engineering compadres then try the mechanical engineering technology department.
Same math and courses are often required but the tech side has a much more hands-on approach. The difference is would you rather wear a suit to work or blue jeans. Do like getting your hands dirty or not?
Plus there is a difference between getting your degree in an engineering field and getting your professional engineering license.
I got my BS in mechanical engineering, and currently work in the offshore oil field. Currently deciding what I want to go back to school for. Texas A&M has a kick-ass multi-discipline materials science program or possibly looking at Wind/Solar power generation.
Do the materials science program.
And the engineering license - I hear the test is quite difficult - is a great thing to have.[/quote]
It is a great thing to have. The instant credibility is awesome. It is almost like being called doctor (and holds the same status in other countries).
The test wasn’t terribly difficult it was bout the same as the FE. If you practice engineering on a daily basis, it isn’t that bad.
I will eventually go get my PhD, but that is when I have kids and they are out of college.