At the suggestion of Shahil, I'm starting this thread as a general guidance thread for prospective engineers. Some typical questions: -Should I become an engineer? -What engineering discipline should I study? -Is engineering difficult? I encourage people to post personal experiences in school and in the professional world regarding the field of engineering. Some background info on me - I'm a mechanical engineer working in the field of HVAC design. I started off studying aerospace engineering, but the math was just too much for me. I like mechanical engineering because it is a very wide field with all sorts of job opportunities everywhere.