Many high school students question whether they should study engineering at the undergraduate level, continually weighing the advantages and disadvantages of studying engineering. Even current engineering students wonder, at some points in their degree program, whether they should continue. Are you having doubts? This article outlines four of the best reasons to study engineering – guaranteed to boost your motivation.
It increases your potential for professional success.
Engineering changes your entire thought process. Thinking like an engineer helps you acquire critical analysis and logical thinking skills. Your decision-making skills are also improved. You become less emotional and more objective when it comes to working. All of these skills are much needed in any field in the professional world. Therefore, engineers tend to do better regardless of the sector they choose, and they also tend to make excellent managers. In fact, engineering is the most prominent undergraduate level degree among Fortune 500 CEOs.
Engineering prepares you for any problem.
It’s not that once you complete your engineering degree that you will not encounter any more difficulties or problems in your life. You definitely will. Probably even more robust than the ones you have faced on the course your degree. At the same time, you will have the necessary skills and the confidence to deal with any problem. You will know precisely how to tackle it and where to target it. There won’t be any problem – no matter how big – that seems impossible to solve. You will start viewing every issue as an opportunity and a challenge to grow.
Engineering jobs bring financial security.
If you desire a lavish and elated lifestyle or want a secure future for your kids, then engineering is a perfect fit for you—the majority of educational forums, blogs and news portals rate engineering as one of the highest-paid jobs. Engineering programs take up almost 40% of the places in the top 10 paying majors’ lists. The most outstanding and lucrative engineering fields are computer, chemical, electrical, petroleum, and nuclear engineering. The average starting salaries are about US$60,000, with the potential to reach US$180,000 as your career progresses.
You get to be part of the workforce that improves the world.
It feels lovely when you know that you are contributing positively to your society. You cannot fathom the feeling when someone points at a newly constructed bridge and says, “I built that bridge.” If you ever got the chance to ask an engineer about their work, notice how they glimmer with pride when talking about their contribution in creating something beneficial, even if it’s as simple as a “share” button on a website.
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In the end, I hope this article has helped provide some motivation for high school students contemplating whether to study engineering or not. Even if you’re an adult thinking about it, undertaking a part-time engineering degree in Singapore is without a doubt a marvellous decision! And for current engineering students, I hope it has given enough motivation to get off the couch and finish that project you’ve been procrastinating on!