Double Major Engineering & Engineering or Engineering and Science

<p>This question always comes up on this Forum. Double Major Engineering (Civil E, ME, BME, ChemE etc) and Engineering or Engineering and CS, or Engineering and Science, etc. </p>

<p>The answer is NO and only John Wayne could do it. While we can not stop it for anyone trying and doing it, but it will accomplish you nothing. First of all, Engineering will consume all of your energy (hint: you need life besides studying, etc). But, most of all, you need to maintain high GPA...Yes, high GPA not 3.0 or 3.1 in order to get better job and/or career OR in order to advance to Grad School or better yet pursuing into better grad school. Maintaining high GPA will translate into working really hard.</p>

<p>Then again, if you feel like John Wayne and wanna be a hero then try it for yourself do the Double Major....who is stopping you. Just my two cents and whatever works for you.</p>

<p>I would actually encourage these idiotic teenagers to double major if for no other reason than to make the rest of us look better when they ultimately struggle/dropout/become bitter, etc.</p>

<p>I agree with Jan2013. Engineering is HARD. Many, many students take longer than 4 years and/or switch to a different major. My recommendation is to set out to do one Engineering major, with the slight possibility of later adding a minor. </p>

<p>I started out as Civil Engineer but transferred to Mech Eng sophomore year. Later I decided to take a Tech Communications Concentration (5 courses), but despite some AP credits I had to take two summer course to get done in 4 years.</p>

<p>Son is a happy and thriving Double engineering major. Works hard, keeps up with his work and has a social life (though less than most by choice I think. He went our more freshmen and sophomore years, but tend to believe that is the norm.) GF since freshmen year. Top student. </p>

<p>He chose the double majors due to interest only. Had great internships and research paid job on campus, officer in engineering club, etc. You have to do what is best for you. In sons case, it all worked out well. I can’t imagine most students wanting to double major in engineering, or having the class time to do it. I think this is his first semester not taking 18-19 credits. </p>

<p>He’s a senior now and had several job offers to choose from for when he graduates in May.</p>

<p>The thing about engineering is that almost all of the disciplines are distinct with little to no overlapping courses. Yeah, I did the Math/CS thing, but also had quite a few courses that “double counted” like numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, error-correcting coding theory, combinatorics, graph theory and optimization. Those courses counted in both the CS and Math departments, so I had an “illusion” of a double major…when in fact it was done within the same 120-semester/180-quarter credit degree program.</p>

<p>Double engineering majors?..all I can do is tip my hat to ya.</p>