Electrical or mechanical

I am graduating high school and I don't know whether to do mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Can you help?
posted by Sarah on April 6, 2014

Answer by Egirl Team

Dear Sarah,

This is a common question, and our standard advice is to go to a university that offers both.  Start out as one or the other or as an "undecided" engineering major.  Take the intro classes for both and see what interests you.  You may even do something like a mechatronics degree if your university offers it.  Some people even stick around a little longer to do a double major.  What is right for you will depend upon you, but you don't have to have it all figured out up front.  The point is to move in a direction that seems right and adjust course as necessary.