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Which branch of Engineering Technology?

  1. Jan 4, 2013 #1
    Hey, I thought I'd just throw this out to the forum to hear some opinions.

    I'm considering doing an Engineering Technology Diploma here in Canada and I'm just debating which branch to choose based on my interests and experiences. The branches I'm looking at are

    Electrical Engineering Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Chemical Engineering Technology

    I enjoyed physics in high school, and enjoyed first year chemistry in university (thought making aspirin out of other compounds was one of the coolest things ever). I actually considered pursuing pharmacy after that. I also enjoyed my 2nd year intro to toxicology course and 2nd year intro to ecology course. I only took the first year general physics at university (algebra and trig based) but I also enjoyed that as well.

    Recently I've been working as a first year electricians apprentice, but got laid off recently. The work is alright, but I find I'm not using my head enough. So I threw electrical eng tech down as well because I guess it would be the next educational level above an electrician. I threw mechanical eng tech down because, from the little I've read, it tends to be the broadest of the engineering disciplines, so I assume it would be the same for engineering technology, and I'm something of a generalist.

    I think I'm leaning towards chemical engineering tech because of the possibility of working in the pharmaceutical industry or in a branch of environmental engineering but I'd like to hear what people think.
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  3. Jan 5, 2013 #2
    Sounds like you made up your mind buddy!

    You love ingredients/compounds/medicines.

    If you were to play a game such a Skyrim you would probably specialize in potion making :)

    Pick Chemical Engineering Tech!

    See how deep down you want to go!

    Even if you switch majors later down the road; you arn't out of luck. There is many classes that most degree programs share in similar fields.

  4. Jan 7, 2013 #3
    That's what I was thinking too. It seems that there are a few transfer options if I were to go to university afterwards as well.
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