Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or something else? Choosing which branch of engineering is right for you can be a tough decision to make, for both the students as well as the parents. The entrance exam is common, but what happens next? What factors should you consider? Most students go by the job prospects of the field while making this decision, interest and aptitude could get ignored in the process.
Here are 5 tips that’ll make this decision easier –
- Go for interest, not scope – Scopes and trends keep changing with time, but in reality every branch has good scope if you do well in it. If you choose a branch based on its job prospects and opportunities but not perform well, you’ll end up nowhere.
- Branch VS College – You should properly research on the college as well as the branch you’re opting. Run through the college websites and course material, as well as weigh in the courses and electives they offer.
- Specialization YAY or NAY? – Digging deeper and knowing more about every branch can help you in making the right choice. You could reach your destination in a straight path or go through roundabouts, it’s better to have a clear approach. If you like cars, you can opt for Automotive instead of Mechanical, but be sure of your decision.
- Work and Career – It’s important to know what kind of job you’re looking for after graduation. For instance, branches like Civil require a lot of field work, and if you’re not good at that, you should re-think your decision.
- Post Graduation Options – Post graduation or further studies is also something to consider while looking for a branch. For example, if you choose to pursue Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, you can do your Masters in Robotics, Automobile or Industrial apart from core mechanical opportunities like manufacturing etc. But if you complete your bachelors in Automotive, your options for post-grad will reduce. Think through.
Best of luck to all engineering aspirants. Make a well-informed and thought-out decision!