Which Engineering Major Should I Choose? (EP.1 - Introduction)

In every young engineers life, there comes a pivotal decision: which engineering major should I choose? The decision is difficult. For most people, the decision they make will decide what courses they study in school, the type of work they will do when they graduate, and for many it becomes an integral and proud part of their identity. Engineering has many diverse fields such as:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering 

Just to name a few. Within each of these fields there are even more sub-fields.

Each discipline has it’s own rich history, major breakthroughs, and they are all heading to a different yet overlapping and exciting future. Students have been wanting a series to help them pick a discipline for a long time now and that’s a hard thing to create. I struggled to determine what would be the best criteria to use when discussing each of the disciplines. I've decided that in this series, I’m going to explore the history and the future of each of the major engineering disciplines because it’s in between these two points in time that your life and choice exists. At the end of this video a playlist should pop up. Throughout the life of this channel I will continue to update this playlist as I breakdown each engineering discipline. I’ve also included two links in the description to resources on the University of Waterloo’s website which can help you pick a discipline (Resource 1, Resource 2).

I wish you all the best in your careers! Thanks for watching. 

P.S - The first discipline I'm going to talk about is mechanical engineering (the one I studied in school). After that I will probably run polls on Twitter asking you guys what you want me to talk about next. You can follow me here: http://twitter.com/engineeringwrth

Also, if you've already picked a discipline and want more productivity/study hacks I'll still be posting those in between episodes so don't worry.