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Concentration What you are Good at or What you find Interesting?

  1. Jun 13, 2012 #1
    Hello all,

    I am a Pre-Junior at Drexel University Mechanical Engineering Major. I am entering the BSMS program this fall. I need to choose a specialization for my Master's Degree. I have three choices - 1. Mechanics 2. Thermal Fluid Sciences 3. Control Systems.
    As my title states should you go with what comes easy or what you find more interesting. So far I have really done well and feel as though I have a great foundation in thermodynamics. The problem is I am not sure about where that specialization will take me career wise. I do not want to work in HVAC. On the other hand I have just taken my first controls course and really enjoyed it and also did well, but found the material significantly more challenging than thermodynamics. When I envision the perfect career it looks like working for Boeing or Lockeed Martin, or something where the mechanical and electrical converge. My questions is where does one possibly end up with a Masters in Mechanical, concentration in Thermal Fluid Science?

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  3. Jun 13, 2012 #2
    I personally would always go for what I find interesting these days. I want it to be easy cause I find it interesting, not interesting because I find it easy.

    Of course it's not just as simple as that in the end, but if you don't find it interesting, what's going to keep you interested? If you lose interest, the subject will not become any easier over time. It will most likely only become more difficult. However, if you find it interesting, it could very well become easier over time. Of course, interest shifts...

    Your other question I can't really answer.
  4. Jun 13, 2012 #3
    When? After 20 years, 60 years, 80 years, 5 billion years, 10 trillion years or what?
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