Which engineering is right for me

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Which engineering is right for me!!!

Hi I have recently been researching engineering degrees and cannot make a decision as there seem to be so many options.
My top priorities for an engineering job are:
1. Not to be stuck behind a desk all day analysing numbers but to be able to be hands on with testing and going to different sites
2. I want to be a major contributer to the design of the product including the aesthetics
Just wondered which would be the correct path for me to go down?
Thanks :)
 

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Engineering is a discipline that requires such a wide range of skill that it doesn't really matter what you do. There are endless opportunities for someone who is willing to put in some effort.

I'm a mechanical engineer, so i'm rather obviously going to say mechanical engineering. Regarding module choices, do whatever seems good at the time.
 
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Good question. I'm in the same position, I wanted to trend towards the mechanical side of things but i'm not 100% yet. Ideally a future job working with Solidworks and Catia are my ideal ambitions so anything that deals with these.
I'm a Carpenter at the moment and looking for a serious career change for sure!.

I have been reading, as of late, a lot about Physics. This interests me a great deal, my Grandfather is a Nuclear Physicists and so this has been my inspiration. unfortunately I don't think I quite got the head for the Nuclear aspect despite my enjoyment in reading about it.
 
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Hi I have recently been researching engineering degrees and cannot make a decision as there seem to be so many options.
My top priorities for an engineering job are:
1. Not to be stuck behind a desk all day analysing numbers but to be able to be hands on with testing and going to different sites
2. I want to be a major contributer to the design of the product including the aesthetics
Just wondered which would be the correct path for me to go down?
Thanks :)
For your option 1) the "right" one is Civil and Environenmental engineering (CEE)

For option two, it sounds like industrial design or, as they call it at my school, Human Centered Design and Engineering (which is not really engineering).
 
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as we know engineering is a vast field consisting of so many branches..in engineering you have to study maths,phy,chem and branch subject..in my opinion go for mechanical..you will find it interesting and it is bit different from other branches
 
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Hi I have recently been researching engineering degrees and cannot make a decision as there seem to be so many options.
My top priorities for an engineering job are:
1. Not to be stuck behind a desk all day analysing numbers but to be able to be hands on with testing and going to different sites
2. I want to be a major contributer to the design of the product including the aesthetics
Just wondered which would be the correct path for me to go down?
Thanks :)
You may want to consider a test engineer or a design for manufacturing engineer. As been said before, ME seems to be a logical choice. However, once you're an engineer you'll have to spend countless hours behind the desk at some (many) point(s) in your career. But the reality of life is, #1 and #2 don't mix 50/50. Mostly, the the first part of #1 and #2 go together, and the second part of #1 stands alone. However this is NOT all the time.
 

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