From civil engineering to mechanical engineering?

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help im having trouble deciding for my future. i live here in the philippines, and yes maybe most graduates from a third world country may be looked down to but i want to maximize what i can learn from my engineering school(mapua institute of technology) to ensure me a good future.

im currently into my 1st term of majors in civil engineering and im already having doubts about my course. ce seems to be underlooked in my eng'g school as the "easiest eng'g course" maybe because it deals with nonmoving objects? is it really the easiest eng course? one of my other choices is mech eng because it looks much more fun and it may give me a better future. help. thanks in advance!
 

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Well, no one is going to be able to foresee the future to tell you which path will be the better future. I think it's a safe bet that any engineering is a good choice as a career. Mostly it's important that you enjoy the field.

In the US, the first year or two of most science and engineering classes are very similar (lots of math and basic sciences). Is it the same way in the Philippines? If so, you don't have to decide right away. So take some time to do some research into each field.

Does your school have engineering clubs? That would be a good way to get a close-up, hands-on experience.

Perhaps you could talk to advisors in each department - they may have resources for you to explore to help you decide.
 
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In my school the 1st and 2nd years are also for basic maths and sciences but because of requisites I got major subjects early on and while I do love math, civil engineering just strikes me as boring because of the non moving objects and material studies. Thanks lisab, ill make research about my and other courses:)
 

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