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What would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?

Sero  📅 14.11.2011 21:10:54
What would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Hello,
I would like to know which of these two courses would be more useful.
I've heard that there are a lot of mechanical engineering students, i.e. you have poor career opportunities. Is that true? And what about electrical engineering?
Now to my interests: I'm very interested in renewable energies, I'm also interested in economics and (school) mathematics.
However, I have an English problem. My grades are mostly sufficient in English. Is it worth studying engineering with poor English?
What alternative subjects would there be besides mechanical engineering / electrical engineering (English skills shouldn't be so important to everyone there).

Kind regards
dsaddgbmhjgghghg  📅 14.11.2011 21:33:26
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Business + engineering = industrial engineering ET or MB

ET is currently the insider tip! But also more demanding according to my assessments. You really have to want that
Sero  📅 14.11.2011 21:52:39
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Well, I don't understand one thing. They say that Germany urgently needs engineers. But there are already a lot of engineers (especially mechanical engineers).
And the job prospects are not really good either. Isn't that a paradox ?? !!
What's right?
Mardervader  📅 14.11.2011 23:07:50
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
This is also called "lies". Yeah, even big companies like Audi, BWM, Porsche, VW, Daimler etc. are allowed to do that.
Faking a shortage = more students = more graduates / more skilled workers = more choice, more competition = the same / more work for less wages. Simple thing

If I were you, I would just try electrical engineering, then you can join wherever you want. Environment, automotive industry, electric rail alla Siemens, Bosch etc.

Kind regards
Zargon  📅 23.11.2011 21:59:26
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Hi Sero,

if it suits you to a certain extent and you want to have a well-paid job later, then study electrical engineering.

My personal recommendation:

- Electrical engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- physics

are undergraduate courses that are very similar to each other and with which one has better chances than with new courses such as:

- Renewable energy
- W-Ing
- mechatronics

etc.

that may change in 10 years, but at the moment this is still new territory for many HR managers and they are concentrating on the well-established courses.

Mechanical engineering is also very popular (high competition on the market), but in my opinion it is still better than the other 3 branches mentioned.

Recommendation:

do a thorough study that everyone knows and if you don't want to become a researcher, add a business administration master to it, then the job will also work!

Greetings Zargon
r-s-6  📅 04.12.2011 01:29:55
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Mardervader wrote:
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> If I were you, I would just go with you
> Try electrical engineering, then you can
> get on wherever you want. Environment, automotive industry,
> Electric rail alla Siemens, Bosch etc.

With mechanical engineering you can get started in exactly the same way ...
Ersti1111  📅 06.12.2011 20:44:00
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Hi Sero!
Well, I'm a first-year student in ET and I have to say that you have to bring a lot of time and passion to this degree. There has to be interest, otherwise it won't be easy. If you are interested in abstract things, enjoy working with theories and models and have a great love for mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering, then ET and IT is the right choice, even if mechanical engineering is one of the "most demanding" ING courses.
Even if the mechanical engineering course is currently overcrowded, I think it will continue to play an important role in Germany in the future, as long as the jobs are not relocated abroad, e.g. to China.
At first, during my school days, I wavered back and forth between mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. It was only the internship (pre-internship) that helped me with my decision-making.
English GK is completely sufficient, so you do not need to have taken a LK in English to study ET / MB. There are also non-technical courses at the university (e.g. business administration, economics, technical English) that you may have to take in your main studies. Previous knowledge of English is not a prerequisite. If you go into programming and use interesting tools like MATLAB, you have to be able to speak some English.
Carlokn  📅 24.02.2015 22:09:28
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Hello, I myself am now going to the htl Zweig Maschinenbau. When I first got a taste of it, a professor (who is also a mechanical engineer) told me that the salary would start in 2000 at the age of 19. It may even go up to 5000 euros. That means if you choose mechanical engineering then you have a good future where you get a lot of money.

Mechanical engineering is not badly paid! It's a nice branch where you can get up to about 5000 euros. Please please it is not badly paid that is not true at all!
Jeje  📅 24.02.2015 22:11:51
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
Job opportunities in ET are good, but only if you are willing to move to the south (Bavaria).
aldante  📅 28.02.2015 14:43:48
Re: which would be better? Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?
The salaries, regardless of whether they are at the start of their career or the average career, are pretty much the same. See, for example, http://www.ingenieurkarriere.de/Gehalt/VDI-nachrichten-Gehaltsstudie/karriereportal_00000569/cache.aspx or http://www.faz.net/aktuell/beruf-chance/arbeitswelt/ingenieure/aktuelle-haltsstudie -elektro-und-Maschinenbauingenieure-earn-gut-12186114.html Yes, there are approx. 70% more mechanical engineering students, but there is also more demand - so it stays the same. So what you should do: choose the subject that fascinates you more.

Mechatronics could possibly also be something for you, at the interface between the two subjects. Or industrial engineering, if you want to combine engineering knowledge with business administration.

But one thing should be clear to you: EVERY good employer today wants a solid command of English. So it should be your firm goal to improve these during your studies. Recognizing weaknesses is one thing - but if you really want to make a career, you have to overcome them, although that is of course a lot of work.
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