degree in Mechanical Engineering and Science
a combined degree program in Mechanical Engineering and Physics
because I felt that Engineering was a better job prospect but that
Physics would be fun and exciting. I found engineering taught me
discipline, to think rigidly, efficiently and commercially (at least
it tried to) and physics taught me to think, question and ponder.
It turns out
that I am working as a design engineer for a company which produces
an implantable heart pump. Obviously I've been employed for my Engineering
skills but that's not to say that my time studying physics was wasted.
Far from it, not only was the study enjoyable, but it has given
me a deeper understanding and a greater curiosity of the many engineering
problems which I face, which can often lead to better and more innovative
design solutions. The two disciplines are naturally closely related
and have served to help me understand the other in a different perspective.
enjoyable to study.
Engineering: Not the most exciting degree out there but it's a living.
Combined: Best of both worlds (for me anyway).