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Engineering Job prospect for civil and general engineering.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 #1
    I am an undergrad in civil. I've heard the current job prospect for civil engineering isn't looking very good, especially in the structural side. So I am tempting to switch out. I am equally interested in mechanical and civil, however, my gpa wasn't good enough to get into mechanical. So instead I am considering transfer into General Engineering with a secondary field in Automotive Engineering or Robotics. Which one has better job prospect (civil or general engineering)?
    Like I said, I am interested in both of these engineering disciplines, I am looking to compare which one has better job prospect.

    Is here another field of engineering that is similar to MechE, that I can look into?

    Another question: If I choose to stay in civil, which primary field has better job prospect (structural, geotech, environmental, construction management..etc) ?

    By the way, I attend the University of Illinois.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 #2
    Where did you hear that current job prospect for civil engineering isn't looking very good, especially in the structural side.

    Structural side is suppose to be the best.
     
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