Electromechanical Engineering

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    Electromechanical Engineering

    I'm looking into taking Electromechanical Engineering at theWentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. It's a five year degree (for a bachelors), here's the description:

    http://www.wit.edu/prospective/academics/belm.html

    It involves lots of math and heavily relates to computers, which is why I chose it.
    Does anybody have any comments (your opinion of the course , personal experience, etc)

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    seems like an interesting degree. If your expecting to do alot of programming though, it will be mostley c and assembley. you wont get much high level API stuff like graphics and games (which your known to be interested in) unless you take some CS courses while your there.

    overall, i say go for it. electrical and mechanical engineering degrees are two of the best for getting jobs in todays industry.

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    The only thing I'm worried about is EM Eng being TOO difficult of a course. Just because I'm good at graphics programming doesn't mean I'll be a swan in everything (esp a degree that takes five years to get a bachelors). I'm hoping to continue working on my graphics projects and high level API stuff to get good enough to get a job as a software developer if I choose to go that route later in life, but i want to take something new in college.
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    The only thing I'm worried about is EM Eng being TOO difficult of a course.
    Engineering is pretty much the hardest degree... Expect to cross through hell in that first year. At my university 800 students enter first year engineering(B+ average to get in first year in math, physics, english, chemistry, calculus) 400 make it to second year It is pretty competitive

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    Well, I'm applying to Wentworth and I'm checking the little box that says Electromechanical Engineering. I think i'm making a good choice by trying to take it.

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    Are you sure that is a real engineering degree?

    http://www.wit.edu/prospective/academics/overview.html

    Civil Engineering Technology
    Construction Engineering Technology
    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Computer Engineering Technology
    Electronic Engineering Technology
    Because the above are definitely not engineering degrees... Note the "technology" in other words you are not a real engineer. Anyways be cautious about such things... You dont want to graduate and find out you dont have a degree in Engineering.

    Even if that is a real Engineering degree i would be careful about going to a college where there is only one Engineering degree offered.

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    Elec Mech is the only engineering degree offered at that school.

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    evidently that's not true. You can take the fundamentals of engineering exam no matter what course you take, but electromechanical engineering is the only course where the force you to take it (along with civil engineering).

    we called the school and you can still become a licensed engineering even if you take one of the 'technology' courses. So they are actually engineering degrees.

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    I call BS. You can't take a "technology degree" and all of a sudden call yourself an engineer.

    Unless you're getting a Bachelor's of Science degree in some engineering major (mechanical, computer, electrical, etc.), then most places won't consider you an engineer.

    And I think the test you're talking about is the Professional Engineers test... which is a freakin hard test and without a SOLID engineering background, you'd be hard pressed to pass it. BTW, if you're going into the computer field, you won't need a PE license/certificate in most cases. My professors and another PE that I know said that I shouldn't even bother going for my Masters (I'm a Computer Engineer) because it's pointless.

    Do yourself a favor. Go for Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. "Electromechanical" sounds like a EE/ME double major or like a robotics engineer which is pretty much suicide unless you're a genius.

    Just my 2c.

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    >>Elec Mech is the only engineering degree offered at that school.

    Also not a good sign. If you plan on being an engineer, you better pick a school that knows how to give you a solid engineering background, not just the specifics for your field. Find a school that offers a variety of engineering degrees and has been doing it for at least 10-15 years, preferrably longer.

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    If you're looking for a good engineering school, might I suggest Drexel University in Philadelphia?
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    Is that where you are going Josh?

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    Originally posted by ober5861
    Is that where you are going Josh?
    maybe...
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    I suggest looking into University of Illinois - Urbana...great engineering school and with costs in the lower half of the other big ten schools!

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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    Originally posted by joshdick
    maybe...
    That's what I thought. Drexel is a good school, I almost considered it myself.

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