How hard is an engineering degree compared with a mathematics or physics degree? I am considering going back to university for a master's program that is 30 credits. How hard will the transition be from someone with a bachelor's degree in math with some physics and a few courses in engineering? I've heard that engineering is a very difficult field to study and I have only a few engineering courses, dynamics and statics. I was accepted into the program under the condition that I complete 4 courses of undergrad engineering over the summer. I'm at a point in my life where I have to work to support myself and I am not so confident I can pull off work and completing this degree. Any helpful advice will be appreciated.