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  1. Youssef Tarek on April 19, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Is it better to persue a nanoengineering bachelor in Germany or take nanotechnology and nanocircuits electives and other related electives to nanotechnology in an electrical engineering degree ?

  2. Michael Lewis on April 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Any information or input about Building systems engineering?

  3. Marzia Mode on April 19, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    This video is awesome! Thank you so much!!

  4. Roman Ogorodnov on April 19, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I completely agree that Aerospace is a fantastic degree, and I would definitely say that it has an edge over Mechanical, contrary to popular belief- here’s why.
    Firstly, you can definitely work as a Mechanical engineer with an Aerospace bachelor/masters as it is literally "rocket science", where the highest level of maths and quantitative skills are necessary, which goes against what some people claim, albeit true at times.

    Moreover, you study so much stuff in detail, all the way from Materials structures to aerodynamics and so many modules that encompass most of what is studied in MechEng, so it is totally not a specialist route, but still has tons of content to cover.

    Although not many statistics show this, out of the anecdotal experience and asking professionals this question of "Aerospace vs Mechanical", the latter is definitely losing its sleight as employers are not looking for "broad strokes" people, and finally, if you’re wishing to pursue the finance route or other routes that just utilise quantitative skills gained, Aerospace will make you more employable as more of the course is high-level maths based.

  5. Anthony Limon on April 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Is it true that Electrical Engineers must be somewhat proficient in code? I do not know the truth to this statement. I am genuinely curious. If so, what exactly are some examples of this stuff they may need to code?

  6. TheStudySesh on April 19, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Im in EE and I switched to CE lmao. CE on top:)

  7. Deacon Thomson on April 19, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Do you think the points still applies to Canada 2022?

  8. Shawn Kuhn on April 19, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Thats my country

  9. charbie arnado on April 19, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I am a graduating grade 12 students and next school year I’m going to enter college, is Industrial engineering a good career?

  10. Art Sky on April 19, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks, that’s my field of study Rn, I’m studying practical electrical engineering on a spedup program.

  11. Simiso Gumede on April 19, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Make "Playback Speed : 1.25x" ….trust me bro

  12. Jer Tañedo on April 19, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I’ll choose Computer Engineering since it’s a combination of the two no.1 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) :>

  13. Kamlesh Gandhi on April 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Can u say about master in public health epidermiologist in usa ? Plzz guide me

  14. Alen 777 on April 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Bro what abt petroleum engineering… Is it a dying career ?

  15. SPED- Ed Lorenz Serquiña on April 19, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Civil engineering because of.. l e g o
    But in all honesty i like because it’s kinda close to what I do and that is drawing buildings that I won’t build myself

  16. cheeseGrillz on April 19, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Coming from electrical engineering, I advise anyone to NOT go into computer science. An engineering degree will give you the tools to solve any problems in life in the most efficient way. A computer science will give you a good salary but you won’t have the skills to think on higher level. This means you will most likely be stuck in a programmer role or analyst role for many years while the engineer will move up the ranks 2x faster. Not only the engineer will move up ranks, but the skills can be translated to almost any business since its problem solving and system design at very high level. A computer science guy will have a much harder time to fill that gap in terms of skill set. Computer science guy will become Tech Lead, the engineer guy will become Director. Choose your path.

  17. Cedric Louis on April 19, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I appreciate you taking the time to make this video and the amount of time and detail and insight you added is incredible. Thank you very much for helping me make the best possible decision.

  18. Nibir Bin Islam on April 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you very much

  19. Christopher Rapacon on April 19, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Awesome video with great insight! Recently discharging the Navy as a Nuclear mechanic, but I have always loved chemical engineering! Thanks to you, my eyes have opened up a little more and the near future to come, and I may stick with my mechanical background! thanks!

  20. Ranadeb Ray on April 19, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I would definitely love to study Mechanical Engineering over all the above choices which you have listed very nicely in the video.

  21. Garde Bot on April 19, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Whilst I love that you are suggesting against following advices from people like Shane, I was disappointed by two of your videos re: points about chemical engineering and engineers, which I will refer to as ChE and ChEs, respectively, hereafter.

    1. ChE is more than just O&G and P&I. Yes, you can go into these two disciplines, but ChE is much more than that—pharmaceuticals, food, consumer products, battery and energy storage, materials, combustions, accelerators, polymers, minerals, semiconductors, synthetic biology, environmental. Those are just few of the areas ChEs work in. I won’t argue which is the broadest engineering major (definitely ChE duh XD) but ChE is definitely one of the broadest. Different universities just have different foci. Some will focus on O&G and P&I, some will focus on process, some will focus on biotechnology, etc.

    2. The one labelled as ChE jobs was based on the misconception that ChE = O&G. Again, point 1 that it isn’t the case.

    3. Process engineering IS ChE. Pharmaceuticals IS ChE. Jobs in these areas are highly dominated by ChEs. Why? Because ChE is more about large scales and streams than it is chemistry. Chemists are the ones who tend to be doing small scales.

    4. The high number of people having low grades in ChE can be oversimplified into three things: (1) people who think that ChE is chemistry. NO, it is not; (2) people think that it is easy money. NO, it is not. ㄱㅁ(ChE = O&G); (3) ChE is difficult (Let’s not talk about which is the most difficult engineering major because that is undoubtedly ChE XD).

    5. ChEs who can’t get jobs straight from understand are usually one of two oversimplified things: (1) they do not actually have experience into the field they are applying; (2) their experiences are not aligned to the field they are applying. These two often happen in ChE because of point 1 and 4—ChE is not what people think it is.

    Since you are also an engineer, I hope you don’t become one of those people who, as you said, talk about things they don’t understand about engineering.

  22. Mohamed Rifkey on April 19, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    computer system engineering how about this

  23. Herbinator_88 on April 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Hey seasoned, 27 year Engineer here……… there’s lots and lots of Engineering and "technical" jobs that don’t ask for a specific discipline — just " BS in Engineering or related field." It’s what you do in your career and method of getting that "foot in the door" early that matters. Trust me……. in the workplace, the degree will get you in the door, but nobody gives a crap about what "field" of Engineering you came from — as long as you are proficient in the job. Regardless of discipline, the principles and problem solving methodology that you’ll acquire in school will transfer to your career and the workplace.

  24. CoolWhipp2975 on April 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    My dad did chem e at university of Michigan and is a consultant now. I think it was more of a degree for him to prove that he was a hard worker and smart rather than to actually do chemical engineering

  25. David altlsqofy on April 19, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Jake, great video and info! Thanks for all ur effort, but I didn’t see structural engineer in ur list. So what do u think about structural engineer and what would u rate it based on salary and a creer in general?

  26. Hello Hello Again on April 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Hi! I know I want to do either Mechanical engineering or Electrical engineering and Im looking to get either a Mechanical engineering degree with electrical engineering related classes as electives or Electrical engineering with mechanical engineering related classes as electives. Or is it better to just pursue mechatronics engineering? Any advice? Thanks

  27. Jake Voorhees on April 19, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    What’s the best engineering major? What video should I make next? Please comment and like to help me reach more engineers <3 you 1% Nation!!!!

  28. yonasco14 on April 19, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    I feel like Chemical Engineering gets a bad rep because it’s so hard and Chemical Engineering positions are harder to define. However, I feel like it’s one of the few majors that encompasses many different industries that ChemEs can go into. I work in the flexible packaging industry while I have friends who went into water desalinization, others are in Pharma, some in Petroleum and surprisingly a lot of people I graduated with work in computer processing and semiconductors. ChemE’s can go for Environmental Engineering jobs, Petroleum Engineering and even Materials engineering jobs but the same can’t be said for the others. Finally, I think Electrical Engineering should probably be first. It’s the hardest major in my opinion but it’s also a major that allows you to work in different fields like Energy, automotive and most importantly in computer design and processing. An Electrical Eng can easily fit into Computer Engineering positions if they better their coding skills but the same can’t be said for Computer Engineers. I think I personally gravitate more towards the majors that can encompass many different industries while still being well paid rather than constricting majors where there is not as much mobility in all industries. Great video nonetheless explaining your own opinion.

  29. hot shot on April 19, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Please make video on best branch engg branch in india

  30. Saksham Luintel on April 19, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I am doing Geomatics engineering.
    Zero regrets but a Lot of concerns.Would you please help me by referring what i may upto after my bachelor’s in USA?

  31. PhilAirForceGamer on April 19, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Software Engineering is in demand and pays a lot

  32. Matt Ng on April 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Is aerospace the subdiscipline of mechanical?

  33. Rifat Shekh on April 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Architecture or EEE which is best for career????

  34. Lenny Kinaro on April 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    petroleum engineering?

  35. Sefan Herpassa 11B natural on April 19, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Hi, I just want to ask, what about mechatronics

  36. Elie on April 19, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Chemical engineering hard but I can be versatile and do other stuff and not many chemical engineer. Also chemical engineers can work as mechanical engineer positions like solar energy etc. More versatile

  37. Elie on April 19, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    95 percent planet unexplored never run out of oil even if we do we will discover other planets at that time sho badak feya

  38. CwackasAndMilk on April 19, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Just wanted to say and highlight something’s he said on electrical engineering although there is coding to an extent it’s not as heavy as he explained. The coding is more coding like classes are required for the major and are rather elective you can choose to take like for example verilog which is basically HDL of your circuit/board.

    Personally I didn’t know any coding before going into the major at all. Although I had to take a C class as well as an assembly class for the major but and had to learn matlab which is like a coding like calculator but it’s basic C and is pretty easy to use. The only hard coding class would have to be assembly for me so don’t let the coding part steer you away electrical engineering itself is soo broad almost as much as mechanical

  39. Galiana Gad on April 19, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Hi! I want to pursue electrical engineering but my parents want me to pursue computer science so that I can work without the licensure exam…is it possible that I take Masters in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Science degree?

  40. Halo Fire on April 19, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    So glad I switched from Chemical to industrial lmao.

  41. Abhijit Sardar on April 19, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I agree with this.civil and mech ftw

  42. Manyi on April 19, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Can i do Electrical engineering after a degree in applied physics in electronics and instrumentation

  43. TheKos2Kos on April 19, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I wonder how many of those biomedical engineers were just premed and are now dentists and physicians. I saw a lot of my friends switch from biology or biochemistry to bme just in case they didnt go into healthcare

  44. IQ is nothing on April 19, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I went to mechanical engineering because I loved medicine

  45. Jhon marcel Adelantar on April 19, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I thought computer engineering degree will be the first on list because it was like the combination of computer science and electrical.

  46. fatchouma gharbi on April 19, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Hey jake, can you make a video about petroleum engineering

  47. Farhad Baghirov on April 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Currently i do study a chemical engineering bachelor’s , and i have plan to go master’s where’s more phsyics and math and especially no less chemistry, that’s something mechanical and electrical engineering , but i am not very sure of possibility of application go these degrees , taking into the account my current studying of chemE , so if you have an experience about such kind of the switching , i will be very grateful. Also i am interesting in machine automation , that’s the branch of mechE , any tips pls

  48. Kropboom on April 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Yeah,another engineering list that no one gives a fuck about energy engineering lmao,i’m worried about my future 🙁

  49. Samuel Porter on April 19, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Engineer here: So, I personally wouldn’t get too caught up in which tract you should choose. I studied Chemical Engineer and Paper Science Engineering at NCSU (Go PACK!). When I was at an internship though, I got exposed the the process control side of things (PLC, DCS, historians, networking, OPCs, etc.) and I thought it was fabulous. Now I’m a full-blown controls engineer, which is typically a field dominated by electrical engineers.

    I think more important that just getting an engineering degree is to secure an internship, do research with a professor, create prototypes, perform experiments. Do something that shows that you are well-rounded and put in more than the minimum effort. Believe in yourself, and "sell your brand" well.

  50. Deacon Thomson on April 19, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    How did you get the information for this video? (What sites did you use?)