Which Engineering Major at Mich?

<p>I was admitted as Undeclared Engineering but think I'm currently leaning towards Bioengineering. However, after reading some threads from CC's Engineering Majors forum, it seems that bioengineering isn't too great a major to go into and that there is a very little demand for it. Will bioengineering be "hot" in four years though, when I graduate?</p>

<p>I have my mind set on doing either Business or Law after my graduate studies, but would just like to get a good background in an engineering major (as an undergrad) so I'll have something to build off of. </p>

<p>I'm open to other undergrad engineering suggestions as well (ie. MechE, MaterialsE, EE)</p>

<p>I am leaning towards Mechanical, but could potentially do biomedical too. I think mechanical is a more versatile degree to possess.</p>

<p>Most BMEs here are premeds. The main reason it's not "hot" is that as a BME, you dabble in a little bit of everything and have no real skills to offer industry when you graduate. Jobs are harder to come by with a BME undergrad degree from any school. Major in almost any other department here, get at least a 3.0, and companies will be falling over themselves to hire you. But, if you're looking at business/law for what you ultimately want to do, then maybe BME is just right. </p>

<p>One thing is for sure, though. All majors have almost the same prereqs, so you have PLENTY of time to make up your mind. No hurry. =)</p>

<p>As far as "versatility," EE is probably tops.</p>

<p>If you're thinking of pursuing business or law after an engineering undergrad, I am also considering the same thing, and this is what I got so far:</p>

<p>For Law School, GPA and the LSATs are the main factors of admission. Your GPA won't be so pretty in engineering school.</p>

<p>For Business School, You need a good resume with extensive work experience in a decent business firm. I guess this is possible, but just note that you'll have to compete with the business undergrad kids for these jobs.</p>

<p>biomed is a new field of engineering so the program may not be fully developed. it is still a good field though, you just need to get at least a master's degree - an undergrad just wont cut it. Once you get into grad school you tend to focus more on one area (genetic engineering, tissue eng., etc.). Biomed engineering isnt really all that 'hot' now because its new, but ive heard that there will be a big increase of jobs for them in the next few years.</p>

<p>If you are interested in business, you might look at Industrial Engineering.</p>

<p>For undergrad, you can major in almost any field in engineering; go for your interest. Companies hire you for your engineering training, not necessarily your 'in-depth' knowledge in any specific engineering field.</p>