Which degree is harder: computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering?

First, let me tell you about my credentials: I have a bachelors in electrical engineering as well as a masters in computer engineering. My brother is a mechanical engineer (actually, he’s a mariner but it’s almost the same).

Although I found electrical engineering more difficult than computer engineering, it is mostly because I found I was more interested in computer systems than linear systems design. I struggled to get a “C” in differential equations. This is an important mathematical tool for circuit designing. Later, I was able to master discrete mathematics with straight A’s. This mathematical tool is crucial in computer systems as well as software. Others students found discrete mathematics difficult, and computer engineering more difficult.

The answer is that the discipline you are most interested in is not easy for you.

Oh, and mechanical engineering? This is for men who are not intelligent enough to do electrical engineering. That’s what I tell my brother. Mechanical and electrical engineering are very similar. An EE student who is good at ME will be able to deal with the same math as an EE student (vibes class requires differential equations as a prereq). Although EE is more abstract than ME at the surface, both engineering disciplines are rigorous. Choose the one that interests your most.

Don’t ask me to make a comparison between electrical and computer engineering and chemical engineering. My wife holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and I wouldn’t dare to make any negative comments. Although I admit that Chem was not something I studied as an undergraduate, engineering students all acknowledged it. E is the mist. It’s not because mathematics is difficult (EE and ME are the most difficult). Chem requires a lot of memorization. E.


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