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Best route to become a Biomechanical Engineer?
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Posted by: ArtisticAthlete

05/22/2010, 22:18:08

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Hi,

I'm going back to college and I wanted to do something that's a mixture of math, science, and sports. I got my first degree in Biology (a couple of years ago), but I decided med school wasn't my cup of tea so I'm thinking about doing something in the engineering field.

I definitely want to major in Kinesiology/Biomechanics, but I was wondering how I can couple that with another degree so I can be a Biomechanical Eng? If I just get a Kin/BioM degree, most likely, I will be jobless or making less than 35K/yr (not an option!)...this is where Eng comes in.

I was thinking about minoring in Engineering--Would that land me an Eng job or do I have to have a bachelors in Eng? And, if I have to have an Eng degree, I guess I can get a masters in Biomed Eng when I'm finished with my Kinesiology/Biomechanics degree?

What do you guys think?

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Posted by: Kelly Bramble

05/23/2010, 08:49:17

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A minor in engineering, I don't that such a program exists? - It has been a long time since I graduated, but I have never heard of any university or other that included engineering as a degree minor.

I know that liberal arts, business, political science majors typically choose and have time for a minor.

Some schools allow engineering majors to empathize selected field, such as fluids mechanics, or material science, however this done through one's selection of electives.

I do know that many universities do offer degree programs in biomedical engineering and similar. You should research what the universities your most interested in and see what they offer as the world does change and interesting educational opportunities may be available.

Also, be aware that it is unlikely that your degree will guarantee a career field you are targeting. Engineering degrees will open doors, and you will get an engineering job - just not as simple as graduating and picking which employer and wage you think best fits your life-style. I don't care what the schools tell you either.








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