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Industrial engineering vs. Civil?

Ok, well I'm currently entering my 4th year of college, the entire time in the engineering program, but I'm still at a loss of what I should do. I'm currently in industrial, and have been in civil before, but still find it vague and unsure which to continue in. I was happily in industrial, until recently when found out that dynamics is the last true engineering course I need to take... and seeing how I love it, and don't want to stop these types of courses, I'm not sure industrial is the right fit for me. I was hoping people could help me decide, by giving me ideas of where I'd be after I graduate, of what kind of jobs are available for both, and whats involved in it (links would be highly appreciated, but even if not thats fine). Like for example: I would love to design roller coasters, that would be my absolute dream job; but the likely hood of getting in there is slim (yet, it will require civil for that) I would love to design buildings and bridges and road systems, but would hate to be a soils engineer and have to do stuff like that-- industrial wise, I'm highly interested in ergonomics, and want to design things for people-- why I was planning on majoring in industrial and minoring in psychology, so that I have a good understanding of people, and how they precieve things, and their reactions to technology and stuff-- and work with that to make things better for society so would love to do the usability testing, the designing for human guidelines and stuff yet the systems engineering I'd hate; I don't want to have to optimize and find out whether or not a plant is working to their maximum potential and stuff I'm a very visual learner, so physical stuff I can draw up and see and feel is easier than knowledgeable stuff of udnerstanding (so dynamics and statics is my strong point, but statistics and economics not so much-- which industrial seems to be focusing on) So yeah... any ideas on what jobs people with both degrees get, and like real jobs, not just "yeah design bridges" like if you check the design, if you do the testing, if you design the frame of the bridge, the foot that is in the water, the materials for it, that kind of stuff.... (btw, for reference, it will take me 3 full semesters to graduate in ISE, and either 3 or 4 for civil, so both are likely for me) Thank you!

Asked By: - 6/11/2009
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Your young so go with your heart. If you get lucky and get a job you love...your life will more fulfilled. Civil yes, get your RCE and then find a structural firm to work under a structural engineer until you can test for your structural. Then, if the roller coaster design still has your heart, go after it. Best of... More
Answered By: itsbob1 - 6/11/2009
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