I'm interested in either of these disciplines, but I'm stuck between the two. What exactly is the difference between these two fields of engineering and what are the pro's and con's of each? I'm relatively good at math and physics, so in which field would I be able to utilize my skills more? In addition, I heard that civil engineering was more artsy and easy, is that true? That kind of discourages me to pick civil engineering if I could as easily pick up mechanical engineering as a more prestigious degree. thanks.