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 Is Petroleum Engineering a best option among other engineering fields?
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Posted on 01-03-10 3:03 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello Everyone,


I am undergraduate student currently enrolled in Mechanical Engineering in United States. But I have been hearing continuously about Petroleum Engineering at present. The course material looks kinda easier than Mechanical Engineering and after getting Bachelors Degree, as of current data, graduates start around $75,000-$80,000 per year. Where as Mechanical Engineers earn somewhere around $50,000-$55,000 and Masters is almost necessary. Well I am starting to think to switch my major to Petroleum Engineering, I want some advice. As people say that there is no future of Petroleum Engineering in Nepal, but I see a lot of chances as establishing a Bio-Diesel plants, exploration of possible natural gas or oil mines and much more.


And I am also hearing that after graduation, it is easier for US citizens to get a job in the field. And being an International Student on F1 Visa, it will be harder , almost impossible to get a job and the expected salary.


And there are a lot of people like me in this website, around United States  doing engineering, and I think this post will be helpful for them to choose a right and correct field for future. So, to all Professors or Enginers or any related Technologists on this field, can you people please suggest me what to do, whether it would be better option to switch to Petroleum or to stay in Mechanical. I would really appreciate that. Valuable suggestions from students doing engineering is also appreciated, and I think it would be helpful for a lot students.


Also suggestions from countries around the globe, where petroleum and natural gas industry are strong is appreciated.


By the way, I request all viewers not to post inappropiate comments and dont waste time. Please !


And happy new year everyone!


Jaya Nepal.


 
Posted on 01-03-10 3:36 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Does anyone knows any Nepalese petroleum engineer in United States or anywhere else in world ?
 
Posted on 01-03-10 1:16 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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depends on which university you are. also international undergraduates are not promptly hired by companies due to many obstacles. right now mechanical does most hiring, but it might not be the same when you graduate. Did you consider chemical instead of petroleum? regarding the pay scale it is among the  highest paid engg. majors. take your decision wisely. if your are a freshmen you can figure out in the next semester and can switch whichever you want.  being a chemical engg gives you many options to concentrate in one of many fields available(in you senior year or masters level). you can even switch to petroleum.
 i might be wrong suggesting you.

 
Posted on 01-03-10 2:16 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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gorkhatiger, i heard manufacturing engineering technology has a good prospect espically in the south. Its not too hard i guess and earn a lot around $50K. hope this helps
 
Posted on 01-03-10 2:29 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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I can perfectly say petroleum engineering is not the best option among other engineering.

It may be good or best within itself but not compared to other ones.

And don't think of using your petroleum engineering concept to use In Nepal to open Bio-diesel plants. Diesel running vehicles throughout the country cannot operate due to shortage of diesel and u think of having diesel plant. Diesel plant electric power will be so expensive compared to hydro power plant owing to the current pricing of petroleum products in our country.

Well you may get good job in US. But i am not sure why u try to deviate from mechanical engineering.

 
Posted on 01-03-10 3:47 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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ye Gorkha bhai, timile sarai nai tension liye jasto lagyo, hmm mero bichar ma ta je pade pani huncha  tara afno padai ma afu tagadai hunu paryo hoina ta? aba timi petroleum engineering padekai kohi nepali sanga gaff garna chahanchau bhane maile ek jana bhai chineko chu, timi malai afno phone email ma pathaunu ma timilai phone garer tyo bhai ko number diula.
 
Posted on 01-03-10 6:55 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Gorkha G,


I think it's the best time for you to switch if you want to.


If you want to migrate to Canada, then petrolium engg. is the right one to choose. But as you are concerned in Bio-Diesel stuff esp. in Nepal, then I should say that's not a good choice. You, me and all sajha users know how Nepal is and how the projects run there. For bio-diesel you first need infrastructure for it, that's why it's way too expensive than hydro in our country.


Mechanical is not too bad.


But, finally, it's your interest and passion towards it. The place where you have interest ......you can concentrate more towards that interest.....and I hope it would become your passion. However, for sure, that energy should be poured looking at its future prospects and commercial aspects. Both mechanical and petrolium look great but it eventually, as I mentioned, it all depends upon your interest.


Hope that helped you a bit.


-daum


 
Posted on 01-04-10 2:34 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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la sathi haru sanga kehi suggestion cha ki aru?
 
Posted on 01-05-10 11:47 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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try this site and see the future in these fields and other fields as well


http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm

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