Physics = Mechanical Engineering ??? Hello, Something just occurred to me last night. A B.S. in physics covers almost the same material covered in a B.S degree in mechanical engineering. Think about: thermodynamics, statics, mechanics, etc. Of course the latter does have more coursework geared towards the applications of those concepts and I assume a focus on tools and computer software to utilize this knowledge. However, I wonder if it is possible to get a job as a mechanical engineer if you supplement your physics degree with some ME knowledge and CAD training?