Engineering

<p>I really wanted to go into engineering, and A&M seemed like a good option.
Is anyone out there in the engineering program, and if so, could you tell me how many hours a day you study on average? I go to a top notch school, so I'm used to hard-core studying (like from 4-midnight), but I usually don't do that daily. I'm used to about 3-4 hours...
Also, if anyone graduate with an engineering degree, could you tell me which one is the most likely to get a job in? I know PetE pays the most, but I heard you have to move frequently. I was looking at ChemE or CompE?</p>

<p>I heard from an instructor at Rice (not A&M, but still) that if you're looking for job STABILITY, MechE is the best. However, EE tends to pay a little better, though isn't always as stable. Any engineering discipline is probably good though, as far as getting a job is concerned.</p>

<p>Thanks! I was actually looking into Rice as well, so it helps too!</p>

<p>I think for job purposes MechE would be the most versatile. CompE also seems to be a hot route right now.However, like Matt said all of the disciplines have the capability of leading to a job.</p>

<p>You'll probably get told that you're supposed to spend 3 hours for every hour you spend in the class, but that's a complete over generalization and no one actually studies that much. Chances are you'll have one or two classes a semester that you'll spend 80% of your time on and the other three will be easy. All in all expect to spend anywhere from 10 to 30 hours outside of the classroom on a typical week and 30+ hours a week for those one or two weeks a semester where everything just seems to go to hell.</p>

<p>I got into Rice, but chose A&M... fyi.... Rice's financial aid will reduce the cost to the EFC, loans included. If you're middle class or above, you won't get much at all. One year at Rice would've cost me the same as all 4 years at A&M, with my merit scholarships included.</p>

<p>That said, good luck! They're both excellent schools, engineering programs ranked equally, and either one will give you a great education.</p>

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You'll probably get told that you're supposed to spend 3 hours for every hour you spend in the class, but that's a complete over generalization and no one actually studies that much. Chances are you'll have one or two classes a semester that you'll spend 80% of your time on and the other three will be easy. All in all expect to spend anywhere from 10 to 30 hours outside of the classroom on a typical week and 30+ hours a week for those one or two weeks a semester where everything just seems to go to hell.

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<p>These sound like a bunch of assumptions to me, where are you basing these stats from? Many of them sound incorrect (coming from a senior in Engineering.)</p>