Hi there, Brand new to the forum, though I have been reading many topics here over the last while. I'm 33, been out of school for many years and am making a career change. I originally took business administration, but hated it, and now i'm going to do what I should have done in the first place. I'm interested in engineering, and very good at math (94%), with a huge interest in physics and chemistry. I've decided to go back to college next year - starting with a diploma of technology from a technical institute (either BCIT, SAIT or possibly NAIT). I don't qualify for student assistance so I can't go directly to university (can't afford it). From there, I intend to work for a couple of years, save some money and then go back for the last two years and get the degree. But here's where i'm kind of iffy. I've been looking at chemical engineering technology for a long time (even before I took business). Also very interested in mechanical engineering technology. Looking at degree options, i'm leaning towards materials engineering (or maybe petroleum engineering?). Ultimately, I want to be working in the energy industry after graduating. I doubt i'll stop at a bachelors either and will likely pursue a masters. What in your opinions are the best engineering technology programs to start with? Which will provide the most solid base for further education? Which have the best employment prospects? Which are the most interesting? Cheers!