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Which Engineering Course Do You Prefer?

An argument cropped up in my school, University Of Abuja, on the most preferable engineering course. though there are many engineering fields, the ones considered were: Elect/elect, chem engr, mech engr, civil engr, computer engr,. give reasons why anyone of these is most preferable.

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I represent Elect & Computer, bt civil is d father of all engineering. Electrical has d widest job opportunity and it the most self reliant, electronics,computer,telecomm,control,power &machines all are major in Electrical engineering. Beside electrical I wld prefer Mechanical cos dey are closely related and dey hav wide opportunity too.

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Some one should plz throw more light on petroleum and petrochemical engineering

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please read the topic again 'which engineering course do you prefer' and not which engineering course is the best.........your role is to give sound reasons why you prefer a particular engineering programme

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Mech.Engineering i will always Rep

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Hmmm.......U've got a nice debate going here. Engineering has totally evolved from centuries ago when all machines where built by Mech. Engrs only, civil engineers built houses and bridges and so on. We are now at the age of collaboration. We design and produce small, medium and large systems that contain components from various aspects of Engineering: Cars, aircrafts etc. So don't worry if your course is the best engineering course. Just worry about being the best in that course so that when we are gonna produce the next big thing we'll be begging you to be part of the team.

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IMO if truly the Op is a student of higher institution, he would not be asking such a dumb and childish question. How can you be refering to one Engineering course as the best when you know there is something called specialization. . . It all depend on the passion you have for your choice of course be it ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING OR METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING. . . . . . As for me i rep CIVIL ENGINEERING for life.

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Environmental/Civil/Water Engineering

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Food engineer is one of the best engineering course,without food human race would have been wiped out.by the time all the oil well dry up,the Fed will open their eyes to Agriculture.Shalom.

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Mathematics is my second love,physics I love too but not as much.Tanks x-file

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N.B. Mind you, chemical engineering is not all about chemistry. It involves a lot of mathematics, some physics and basic engineering sciences.

Regards...

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x-file I appreciate but I want a course with lots of chemistry especially organic chemistry

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@x-file I appreciate but I want a course with lots of chemistry especially organic chemistry

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Also, you don't have to work in the oil and gas industry. It's a matter of preference. In reality, only few engineers will end up in the oil and gas industry, so it's good to keep your options wide open.

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@salzyswagger Are you a chemical engineer? I would like to know.I have interest in that course but surprisingly I dont fancy the oil and gas industry rather I would like to work in a manufacturing industry or under a recycling company.I dont know why,but is it ok?

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@salzyswagg, can u add more swagg to ur point? u sound very confident

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@ x-fire and tosomaju nice point!

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U just can't take it away from mechanical engineering, all other engineering are branches of mechanical, no wonder its the GES/GST/GNS of the faculty of engineering. One of the hallmark of a fulfilled man is having offsprings that are striving well. Am really proud of electrical and chemical engineering, u guys are not a disappointment to ur father mechanical, but remember that "okro no dey grow pas the owner" @least show some respect.

The day mechanical will shift from its number one spot will be that day that the earth will stop to rotate, afterall 'when there is motion, there is mechanical'

wait a minute, what is it about me and "the first and best"? i wonder!

#I rep youhigh#

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Let me speak as a practising engineer. I won't be mentioning my specific discipline here.

First of all, I want to correct a notion - there is nothing like 'best' engineering course. Every engineering discipline is good on its own merit and has its strategic role in the engineering family. Instead, aspiring students may have a particular interest in a particular field of engineering. So talk more about personal preference and not whether a course is the 'best' or not.

Also, when it comes to job versatility and demand in Nigeria, mechanical engineering still comes first. Mechanical engineering is the most demanded in Nigeria. It is also the widest engineering discipline. Electrical and chemical engineering are also quite widely applicable.

At the end of it all, most young engineers in Nigeria want to end up in the oil and gas industry, so it doesn't really matter which of the discipline you have a degree in; we all wanna end up collecting fat salaries in an IOC. Nobody wants to end up in the manufacturing industries, FMCG's, banking sector, etc. So the most important thing is to have that engineering degree.

Also, it's safe not to read a particular engrg course just because you want to end up in a particular industry. Go for a course you have a natural preference for!

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Chemical engineering is d answer.take it or leave it! Peace!!!

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do you have unarguable reasons?

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uniabuja is also facing same crisis, but it's currently being resolved

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hahahaha....ur fiance is a civil engineer?

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Guy, seriously speaking you wil be holding a certificate of attendance after 5years.

The criterials are not that much, just adequate lab materials and qualified lecturers.

Goodluck

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@GOGOD i'l agree with you but you must give me reasons

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well i agree with you,but the arguement is dat it's easy to learn the basic things a computer engineer does without even going having a university education. some of the greatest computer engineers also did same. infact in the nearest future almost everyone wud become a computer engineer, and it might no longer be considered a professional course

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i hav read pples opinion on de best engineerin course,well sum re sayin electrical,mechanical,chemical,etc bt nobody wants to talk abt computer engineerin despite we all knw dat de world is becomin global bt i want 2 include dis course Electronics and Computer Engineerin despite is a new course which is offered in only 2 university;Unizik n Lasu,do u tink dea is any engineerin course beta dan dis Electronics n Computer Engineerin base on hw d world is becomin global

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yea i agree with you but are mech engrs also good at manipulating raw materials into finished products?

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Of d Greatest Mechanical Engineers.D best Engineering course is Mech Enger.it lead to d creation of chemical engineering.And it is applicable in diff aspect.As MECH ENGER,i can work as fluid Engineer in oil company.

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After seeing IEEE as the largest profesional asociation,u guys should hav no doubt dat EE is most popular n prefered. I remain EE engineer for life.

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@lomaxx, thanks for shedding more light.

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There is a serious difference between an engineer and a technician. A technician undergoes apprenticeship without any form of 'formal education' in d choosen field. Take electrical / electronic engineering for example, it's more than just joining wires. That's wat technicians do. But as an engineer, you deal more with evolving problem solving techniques, patterns etc and the design of equipments. That's why engineers do more of advanced mathematics and engineering drawings.

That's why an electrical engineer chooses options in communication, instrumentation &control, and power. A technician doesn't have those choices. So mechanical engineers are more than road side mechanics. In fact, a mechanical engr. with a 2.2 can't be a roadside mechanic. There're prospects man!

That said, you can understand why chemical engineering can't be done by apprenticeship.

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No course is better than the other. Success is directly proportional to one's committment irrespective of the choosen field of endeavour. I rest my case!

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someone said: chemical engr can't be learn't through apprenticeship unlike mech engr-road side mechanic, elect/elect- electrician, computer engr- in computer sch, civil engr- bricklayers & co. how true is this?

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@ Odirah. Nice to know you are NUC staff please I have questions that demands answer from you. I am studying mechanical engineering in Imo State University (300 level) but the course is not accredited including Civil, Elect/elect and agricultural engineering infact the entire faculty is not accredited since It's existence for the past four years. However, I just want to know the criteria for accreditation of engineering faculty. Can four department be accredited at thesame time? Please, I need enlightenment because I want to change to another course like industrial physics. Thanks

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it's a nice field, buh nigeria is so limiting. . . .i dnt think there's any fed. University offering d course. Too bad.

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that's good lomaxx. hm application of mechanical engineering in medicine (contraction and relaxation of the optic nerves) & application of electrical engineering in medicine (conduction of nervous impulses through charged ions)

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application of electrical engineering in medicine

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application of electrical engineering in medicine

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applications of mechanical engineering in medicine

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Right now i'm studying medicine,but i'm seriously considering b.m.e. 4 postgraduate studies.

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The verdict has been give. In relation to this topic, electrical engineering is the most preferred & best. All other courses na beans. The case has been dismissed. That's final. Whatever anyone else says will be taken as a withness against u.

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All are important, the one which is the best for a person is

the one that he/she has a desire to study, has done the prelimindary research on via google, youtube, google video,Wikipedia or an online forum like the one from MIT, talked with a lecturer/professor or Dr in that field, gone to a company or firm that specializes in that type of engineering and weighed up his option before filling him UME/Uni application form.

THIS IS WHAT A PRE-UNI STUDENT SHOULD BE DOING ie COUNTING THE COST BEFORE TAKING A BIG LEAP,

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How come no one is talking about mechanical engr, civil engr & comp engr. comments please, as the debators now look up to you guys as the judge.

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I think I should go by Chemical Engineering because of its wide range of application in all chemical Industry such as Pharmaceuticals, Soap production,Detergents ,Oil producing companies, breweries. it is not restriced unlike other engineering courses. etc

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