Environmental Engineering

<p>Hey, thanks for stopping by. I am an undergraduate, I am good with all subjects, and I like them all equally, except for literary subjects. </p>

<p>I am trying to decide what to study, I would like to clarify that I am in it for the money only.</p>

<p>I was thinking Petroleum Engineering, I am in Texas now, but I have no problem moving to the Middle-East and working there, because I am middle eastern. Then people started telling me that it's not a safe job -meaning I won't have a job in a number of years, I know that the oil will not be fully consumed in 5 years.</p>

<p>Now I am thinking Environmental Engineering, the pay is not as good as the PetE, but it's okay.</p>

<p>I know no one can predict these type of things, but if I want to do something in Alternative Energy, what would be the most profitable path to take?</p>

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<li>This part is about Pre-med, I want to take pre-med with my major, I plan on taking 2-4 courses every summer. I have a few questions about this: Pre-med is 47 hours, 4 years, how does that actually work, can I take these 47 hours in 2 years if I want to learn that only? or it has to be on the course of 4 years? My plan is finishing half of pre-med and a major in 4 years.</li>
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<p>If you have a major for me that pays well, please tell me.</p>

<p>Should I consider learning a major that will someday enable me to open my own business in it? Can you give me examples please? Or taking graduate programs, such as HIS -Hearing Instruments Specialist, I could open a Hearing Aids business.</p>

<p>Thanks for your time.
Zuhdiwow</p>

<p>Petroleum Engineering and then a Masters in business administration is a good path to go down if you would like to eventually open a consulting business. Consultant make a lot of money if that's your things.</p>

<p>PE has an excellent future for atleast another 50 years. Alternative energies are not going to have much impact for another 30 years or so.</p>

<p>But you should atleast be somewhat interested in Engineering to go into it. Being in it for the money isn't enough for engineering not is it for medicine. Medicine is very very tough and it will take an interest in the subject for 99% to become a doctor.</p>

<p>Okay. I am really confused here. I see that you want to accomplish multiple things, and eventually get rich by doing one of them. </p>

<p>I had a lecture on Petroleum engineering a year ago, and I can tell you this is still in high demand. There are a multiple new sites of oils resources. Some of them are under political litigations, while a few of them are planning to begin the work in a few years.</p>

<p>Not many schools actually offer petroleum engineering. I can be confident that mine engineering is still in high demand, because very few schools teach you that. So your potential salary is based on the demand and supply model. </p>

<p>For environmental , I always tell people that the next three top engineering and science employments are (1) energy engineering, (2) biomedical engineering, and (3) environmental engineering. Energy engineering I usually specifically state it is nuclear energy. You can clearly see that alternative energy is co-listed in here. </p>

<p>As alchemist pointed out, consultant make a lot of money, but only if you become an experience one.
Alternative energy is already in impact. Energy engineering is also not offered in many schools. This is why environmental engineering is offered, and like civil engineering, once you get down to 3rd years, you get to choose your area of specialization. In my opinion, energy engineering makes more money: chemists, physicists, biologists, for examples. To describe why energy is such a big impact, think about vehicles and airplanes. How much would a person / a company save yearly with more efficient engine or / and alternative energy. </p>

<p>Now you go all way down to premedical, and I really don't know a word. It's a confusing paragraph.</p>

<p>To end my point, you are after money more than interest. I know how important money is, and certainly I want to become the next Bill Gates too. But I love what I do.</p>

<p>Rephrase your paragraphs and I can share my thoughts with you.</p>

<p>PS: This is not a specific school forum, so it depends on the school.</p>

<p>Less than 1% of the energy used today came from renewable resources.</p>

<p>Alternative energies still have a ways to go before they really make an impact on the fossil fuels industry or even come close to replacing it.</p>

<p>It is true, alchemist. But the impact of alternative energy is not necessarily about making money now. It is in high demand. Physicists, chemists, and biologists are working hard on getting something that is very powerful and useful. Recently I read about that they are making a "sun" on earth (I have to find the article, somewhere...).</p>

<p>The reason we can't replace the old industry is because 99% of our products are designed to use these fuels: cars, airplanes, trains, electronic accessories, and even our stoves.
This is why it is fairly a raising field. Speaking of consulting, you can start now, be one of those pioneers, and get rich later (in 10-20 years) :)<br>
If the thread poster wants to make big money, I find energy engineering the best for him.</p>

<p>No, sorry. Alternative energy is not in high demand; it is simply a buzzword. Unless a high density electricity storage battery is developed, alternative energy will not be in high demand for a long time. Unfortunately, fossil fuel combustion will continue for decades to come.</p>

<p>A "sun" on Earth probably means nuclear fusion power and those plants will probably have to be subsidized by national governments.</p>

<p>The real money is in efficiency and conservation. Products that deliver the same or better performance with less energy consumption will be winners. Environmental protection and conservation will become high priorities as the world population grows and resources become more scarce. </p>

<p>On a related, fictitious note, President Obama is offering a Personal Stimulus Package to the individual that grows a bacteria that can eat the Gulf oil and die after a specified amount of time.</p>

<p>I agree too. Speaking of high demands have multiple meanings. </p>

<p>(1) right now</p>

<p>Yes. Certainly they are not in high demand because the cost is too pricly. The demand is a no match to the cost.</p>

<p>(2) in 10-20 years from now
Effort to move forward is attempting. But as I already mentioned, the reason why we can't really move forward is because most products are designed for the most conventional fuels. </p>

<p>To really make a point here, alternative energy include nuclear energy. Nuclear engineering is only taught in certain schools. To build more nuclear plants (if the government is really pushing it), and to speak of energy engineering (energy efficiency, control, and manipulation), I believe it is high demand (and you agree with me that efficiency).</p>

<p>Nuclear</a> Engineers
Compare to chemical and environmental, nuclear engineering has high mean earning. </p>

<p>The less people an industry has, the more demand it takes. I know that AE is not taking shape right now, because we haven't really found anything great.</p>

<p>When a young person (if around my age, 19-30), he still has 40 years to work.</p>

<p>And, oh. I love the last line, Enginox. I laughed.</p>

<p>People that tell you petroleum engineering won't be in high demand soon are so full of it it's not even funny. They have no idea what they're talking about and are simpletons who believe all the hype they get fed to by the media. Petroleum will be in high demand for at least the next 30 years and likely the next 50-100. The country has been talking about getting off oil for 40 years now and worldwide oil demand just continues to skyrocket. From a labor market standpoint though, the more people that believe petroleum engineering is a bad career choice the better it will be for those who choose that career path. High demand/low supply of labor, you know what happens next. cha-ching.</p>

<p>By the way, the whole "sun on earth" thing refers to a new article about using high charged lasers to heat up the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium. I first read about it here: "Clean</a> Fusion Power This Decade" - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan</p>

<p>Thank you guys.</p>

<p>Nuclear Engineering is out of the question for me because of my ethnicity.</p>

<p>^Is that post supposed to get a reaction from us or are you actually serious? </p>

<p>Ok, just read you are from the Middle East. Feel free to read about the following person:</p>

<p><a href="http://web.mit.edu/nse/people/faculty/kazimi.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://web.mit.edu/nse/people/faculty/kazimi.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://imeu.net/news/article003718.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://imeu.net/news/article003718.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I was just trying to make a joke about it :D guess I'm not funny. Because in the Middle East, you can rarely find a job in that field, I knew some Nuclear Engineers back there, none of them have a job related to that.</p>

<p>Mujid S. Kazimi is an active man, thanks for the link.</p>

<p>Sorry, I am not majoring in Funnycs. Hey, I just had an idea! Major in Nuclear Engineering and tell people you are going to look for employment in Persia; I bet they will encourage you a lot! :D</p>

<p>:D Nah, too risky, as I said I'm in it for the money :D:D The thing that separates me from polluting or trying to save the planet is $</p>

<p>You should totally pursue a degree in Nuclear engineering. Just think f all the money you will make when you sell the Iranians that knowledge. On a more serious note, don't let your Arabian ethnicity get in the way of trying to reach your goal. btw I am also Muslim but I am half Indian and half Pakistani. My dads from Punjab and moms from Kashmir.</p>

<p>Money, you say? You are in the wrong business. There are many idiots in the US and the rest of the world. Start selling them Mars real estate; I hear Olympus Mons has great vistas. ;)</p>

<p>Enginox is correct. If all you want is money then become an Anesthesiologist.</p>

<p>Even better, ***** Enlargement Engineer. Mix sucrose, flour, and ginseng in a capsule; sell a pack of 30 capsules for $49.99; profit. You'll never go broke as long as men exist. For max profits, market them to college students; they seem to be very gullible.</p>

<p>That's a great idea Enginox. I am going to try that this summer!</p>

<p>Maybe some red capsules might make it more edgy.</p>