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Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me
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Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

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I am about to graduate with separate BS degrees in Mech Eng and Math and I was wondering whether listing both degrees on my resume would help or hurt my chances of landing a job?  I had originally planned on going to grad school so I decided to pursue both degrees for a better math background.  I've since decided against it for the time being.  Any meaningful advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

List both. Math degree and engineering degree is for sure beneficial. As you said, especially is you now peruse an MSc. Eng.
 

peace
Fe

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Be proud of your education.  Most engineers wish they had studied and/or retained more mathematics.

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

i see no problem ... it's not like someone will say you're overqualified by having two undergraduate degrees (as oppposed to having two PhDs).

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

In most cases I'd think it a plus and list both.

About the only situation I can see it may be a problem is somewhere that there is some reverse snobbery against more educated folks.  However, like rb1957 says it's not like you've got 2 PhD's or even Masters.

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RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Your resume will be round-filed by nickel & dime operators looking for hacks.

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

"nickel & dime operators looking for hacks"
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peace
Fe

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Easy answer- not even close.  List them both!  Arguably, you will be looked upon by some as having a masters.

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Become a quant. Forget Engineering. wink

V

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

It depends what job you are going for. If it's stacking shelves then don't list  any, if it's for an engineer then list everything. You can write several CV's for different industries.  

Chris
www.value-design-consulting.co.uk

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

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My BS is in Math and my MS is in Engineering Mechanics. For my career as a stress analyst focusing on fatigue, fracture and other failure modes that exhibit significant variability, I couldn't have designed a better combination. It's the perfect background for probabilistic design - predicting the probability distribution of the failures based on the probability distribution of the input variables. Check with jet engine companies. They must certify engines using a program called DARWIN. Most engineers are a few semesters short of the math needed to understand the process.

Doug

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

Notice how he said "most engineers", some engineering curricula encompass most advanced math you will need. The only downside is that most students don't get a chance to use it all.

peace
Fe

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

vc66....

Spot on....go where the money is.

However, sanders should consider also geography and business cycles.

I have known chemical engineers that studied and excelled in petrochem engineering, needed the money, but wouldn't consider a move to Texas or Louisiana.

Math & Engineering Mechanics leads you (IMHO) to California, Arizona, perhaps Boston ?

I also once met a guy who who had found his dream job doing advanced airframe design for Northrup. Then the business cycle changed.......

Have you considered teaching ?

-MJC

   

RE: Will a dual degree in ME and Applied Math hurt me

When I was in undergrad I took 6-7 maths courses

1) linear algebra
2) diff calculus
3) Integral calculus
4) vector calculus
5) statics
6) diff equations

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