Kinds of Engineering

<p>Hi. I saw the iPhone thread and I wanted to ask a question in a similar style. </p>

<p>I am interested in stuff like "green" technologies and motors (electric, lenz2 turbine) and I was wondering what kind of engineering that would be classified under (mechanical?)? </p>

<p>Also, what kind of engineering does work with Arduinos, soldering, and subjects like those get classified under?</p>

<p>Thank you for reading this, and any help is appreciated.</p>

<p>Edit: On another note, how tough is it to get dual degrees or a double major in two kinds of engineering (or are they the same thing?)?</p>

<p>I'd have to say mechanical , more specifically manufacturing engineering. I believe Electrical engineering could also be a good one to consider, but I don't know much about specifics in that field.</p>

<p>Doing a quick forum search would net you these same answers, but at any rate:</p>

<p>This all depends on what part of these technologies you want to design. It will take a concerted effort, especially between electrical and mechanical engineers, to make any of these technologies feasible. In addition to those two, chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and physicists may all have large roles in different parts of different "green energy" projects. There is no single major for doing it all.</p>

<p>Soldering and working with arduinos is definitely electrical engineering. </p>

<p>As far as the "green technology," it's really an interdisciplinary field. All types of engineers work on those: chemical, mechanical, electrical, etc. </p>

<p>Double majoring in two different engineering fields isn't extremely difficult; it's just going to take you a longer time to graduate. Also, it's easier if you choose two similar engineering fields since some courses may overlap. For instance, it'd be simpler to double major in Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering than say, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.</p>

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<p>Soldering is pretty much every engineering major. I am an AeroE and I do soldering several times a week most of the time, especially lately.</p>

<p>Thank you for all the help!</p>

<p>boneh3ad, i didn't mean it was SOLEY electrical engineering. just generally, when i think of soldering, the first thing that pops into my head is EE. but thanks for the input :)</p>

<p>Fair enough. I suppose that as far as percentage of your time spent soldering goes, EE would be the way to go. If your only goal is to do some soldering once in a while, you can do that in a lot of majors, especially if you work in a lab.</p>