I have a dilemma: I am 26 and returning to school after many years. My major back then was manufacturing tech. I am now looking to study engineering (either computer or electrical). Numerous friends, and my father, have said "Oh god, why would you major in engineering? That is so hard!" I am usually not one to get scared away from something even if it scares others, but this time it has scared me a bit. I did have a chat with those individuals about how being supportive would really be awesome. So, my questions are: I understand engineering is challenging, but why do people say it's so darn hard? Math? The amount of studying? Those of you who are studying any sort of engineering, what are some tips you have for future students of engineering? Thanks so much!