Hey, I'm a first year Economics student. I've just finished my first semester. I started Economics with the intention of understand how people make decisions and for what reasons. I would however like to start up another degree to get a deeper understanding of the world. I'm leaning toward starting my second degree in physics which is extremely exciting but I know I would one day have to pay my HECS off. So I'm torn as to which degree would be better. Do I go with what would interest me most (Physics) or go for MechEng which is a little less physics oriented but teaches me more applicable real world skills (Programming, Designing, etc)? I know that if anything goes wrong I'll have a good chance of landing some finance gig if I do either econ and physics or econ and mecheng but I just wanted to get some advice from people who have a little more life experience.