(Original post by nsolma1)
Hey guys, I am really thinking hard about wether it is worth it to choose mechanical engineering or not...
I know it will be a very hard degree and I will have to work my socks off at university, but if it is worth it i'll do it.
I mainly thought about mechanical engineering because I genuinely like physics not just as a subject, but I regularly watch documentaries on it and just like the science overall. But as for mechanical engineering I would like to apply physics to work with interesting things like engines and robots, but that's when the problem starts...
I generally know more about physics than I do about mechanical engineering, and for about a month I wasted a lot of time considering doing physics at uni, until I switched to mechanical engineering when I realized how dire the career prospects of a physicist are, while a career in mechanical engineering seems more fun, less unemployment and better in general.
But because I only recently discovered a passion for it im finding it hard to convey my interest in the subject in my personal statement.
The problem is that I have an interest
in mechanical engineering, not a strong passion.
Is it right to still pursue mechanical engineering for a career?
So to anyone who has done mechnical engineering here are a few questions:
-What made it worth studying mechanical engineering for you?
-Do you ever regret choosing mechanical engineering over say something more easy money like accounting or finance
-Is it really about passion vs money, or is it a balance of both for you?
-Was mechanical engineering impossibly hard, or did you manage to study it and still have time for yourself?
-Does the career and hard study really pay off in the end?
Please help me, this is giving me such a headache, its your typical life changing decision scenario
Thank you very much.