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Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 8:32am On Jun 19, 2012
Let's discuss these noble professions, which one will you rate higher, give your point(s). Thanks all
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by TheMatrix3: 12:45pm On Jun 19, 2012
Chemical Engineering = applying Chemistry to Mechanical Engr, its just an offshoot/branch of Mech ENgr... undecided Its like trying to compare a fruit with the main tree>>>NEXT plsss

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 4:37pm On Jun 19, 2012
The_Matrix: Chemical Engineering = applying Chemistry to Mechanical Engr, its just an offshoot/branch of Mech ENgr... undecided Its like trying to compare a fruit with the main tree>>>NEXT plsss
I love tis, what s ur profession?
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 7:37am On Jun 25, 2012
mechanical engineering is the prime-mover of modern technology, while chemical engineering is the working fluid for the prime-mover

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by amare(m): 9:50am On Jun 25, 2012
Form ur post I noticed:

Prime mover(Electrical machines)
Working fluid(Thermodynamics)
These two fields are closely related to electrical and chemical engineering, but are fundamentally aspects of mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineers: By their words u shall know them...#thumbs_up

lawseph: mechanical engineering is the prime-mover of modern technology, while chemical engineering is the working fluid for the prime-mover

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 12:56pm On Jun 25, 2012
amare: Form ur post I noticed:

Prime mover(Electrical machines)
Working fluid(Thermodynamics)
These two fields are closely related to electrical and chemical engineering, but are fundamentally aspects of mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineers: By their words u shall know them...#thumbs_up

yeah tnx amare, I represent MEE for life.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Afam4eva(m): 2:10pm On Jun 25, 2012
Chemical Engineering is the IT. When i was growing up in PH, everyone wanted to be a chemical engineer because what we were seeing from people that had done it was assuring. Btw, i'm referring to the money aspect oo.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by kaiter: 2:14pm On Jun 25, 2012
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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Shieldjnr(m): 2:19pm On Jun 25, 2012
Chemical eng'g 4 life.it worth to be a process engineer.great corosive!!

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by mjkievo2(m): 2:20pm On Jun 25, 2012
Both are good but it depends on the subjects you got flairs for. Ironically, Chemical Engineering is more of Mathematics than Chemistry. Mechanical Engineering is good because it is highly marketable and more versatile. However, in terms of earnings, a chemical engineer earns more than a Mechanical Engineer globally.

I have MSc and BEng in Chemical Engineering too.

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by member10: 2:26pm On Jun 25, 2012
In terms of what?
Look at me, who am I kidding. like it even matters! Mechanical all the way!

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Samsonferan: 2:26pm On Jun 25, 2012
Mech, mother of all engr
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by MATTHEW59: 2:36pm On Jun 25, 2012
I studied Chemical Engineering, worked for over 2 years on but I still admire my mechanical counterparts for their in depth knowledge on engrg matters but if I hv another chance, i still study chemical engrg. Mechanical is head high.

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 2:43pm On Jun 25, 2012
Both are good. but the mechanical engineer is more vasertile because he can also become a chemical engineer or a process engineer and can adapt very well in the construction industry. The chemical engineer can do same but from the university they seem to be biased towards management of chemical processes in the chemical plant. this to me is overspecialization for a discpline that has drawn equally from the same body of knowlegde as the mechanical engineer.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by tunapawizzy: 2:46pm On Jun 25, 2012
U just have to state the basis for this comparison. But definitely in terms of knowledge application in real life scenarios i think mech has more range of applications meaning chances of getting a job with mech is higher than chem. in terms of pay i can not tell.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Nobody: 2:58pm On Jun 25, 2012
applied chemistry is it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A lot of prospects for an applied chemist
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by jonnycheddars(m): 3:11pm On Jun 25, 2012
The last time i saw such a comparison was over a decade ago while we were still trying to fill JAMB form in hard copy......its the jet age,most disciplines are intertwined now....grow up!

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by CuteTj(m): 3:16pm On Jun 25, 2012
We are designing a miniature crane for some projects so i need the services of mechanical and design engineers. Will pay handsomely. Please contact me.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by ujchief(m): 3:22pm On Jun 25, 2012
Chemical engr is a branch of mech that specialises on the design, operation and maintenance of chemical plants and processes.
Mech is too broad, encompassing all machinery. Other subs of mech eng includes metallurgical and material engr, agric engr, instrumentation engr, marine engr, production engr etc.
The both hav great prospects and opurtunities, especialy the chemical engr due to the specialization in processes and chemical plants.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by strongguy(m): 3:25pm On Jun 25, 2012
As a chemical engineer,the benefits are unlimited.You just have to be exceptional.
its great being one

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by 2good(m): 3:32pm On Jun 25, 2012
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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by bayulll01(m): 3:33pm On Jun 25, 2012
am a chemical engineer to d bone,nice course but make sure add ur msc to it,chemical engin can digress to any field be it banking health i mean all sector!!
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by ocelot2006(m): 3:50pm On Jun 25, 2012
Both engineering fields are Ok. But I feel chemical engineering is abit too focused and less flexible. Mechical engineering on the other hand is way broader with multiple areas of specialization.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by courage89(m): 3:58pm On Jun 25, 2012
Looking at the argument from a "control and leadership" perspective, I will choose chemical engineering over mechanical engr. In terms of design, process schematics, process optimization, budgeting and others...chemical/process engineers takes the lead. They dictate to mechanical engineers what needs to be done. Chemical engineers practically own and control the project. They determine what other disciplines are required for the project.

While I acknowledge the importance of both disciplines; I believe that a critical upstream and downstream grassroots/revamp project cannot move forward without the expertise of chemical/process engineers, but it can proceed without mechanical engineers.

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Omonpp(m): 4:14pm On Jun 25, 2012
How can u compare Mechanical to Chemical
Mechanical Engineering is the mother of ALL.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by courage89(m): 4:25pm On Jun 25, 2012
Omonpp: How can u compare Mechanical to Chemical
Mechanical Engineering is the mother of ALL.

How?
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by rhymz(m): 4:41pm On Jun 25, 2012
The only aspect of engineering that can be compared to Mech Eng is Electrical engineering.
Even in the Universities, the engineering faculties are usually led by Mech and Electrical departments. Those departments usually take applications from the best prospective engineering students, FACT! It is in these two departments that one finds the créme de la créme of the engineering faculty.
Chemical engineering is good no doubt but not as good as mechanical engineering in so many regards.
1. Mechanical Engineering has wider applications than chemical engineering. You would be hard pressed to go to any kind of factory or engineering firms without mech engineers or department.
2. You are twice more likely to get a Job in today's Nigeria with a degree in mech Engineering than with a degree in chemical engineering. While one has limited job search, the other has a wider job search opportunities.
3. It is easier to switch jobs from one area of engineering field to another especially when you have a background in mechanical or electrical engineering.
4. With mechanical engineering skills, one can easily set up a mechanical workshop and be self-employed without having to worry about securing a huge loan to set up like would have been the case if it were chemical engineering skills.
5. And I beg to disagree with a poster that claimed that chemical engineers make more money than mech engineers in thesame firm, that is so not true. If you go to production, manufacturing firms or any other engineering firms, most of the times, engineers in thesame levels recieve thesame salaries in thesame range.
Unlike chemical engineering with limited areas of specialization, mechanical engineering has more specializations that can only be compared to say electrical or computer sciences. Chemical engineers can't work in the absence of mech engineers but the reverse is very possible and that is because to an extent, chemical engineering is subsumed in mech engineering, most of what one sees in chemical engineering is a branch in mechanical enginneering known as thermodynamics. I can go on and on.......

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by Bluekapon(m): 4:55pm On Jun 25, 2012
I'll advice any student going into Chemical engineering that it's worth it. Its a fun and exciting field.
Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by lonelydude: 4:58pm On Jun 25, 2012
I currently work as a Process Engineer in NLNG. We are 5 Process engineers in my team and I am the only Chemical Engineering Graduate amongst us, the rest are Mechanical Engineers.

It depends on the sector you are considering. Both are quite versatile and they intertwine at some points.

However, I think if you check newspapers, you are likely to see that for every 10 engineering jobs (mechanical and chemical only) advertised for all sectors,7 will be mechanical. That gives a little indication that Mechanical is a little more versatile but I think chemical engineering is more interesting as testified by my team members.

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by GarbaAudu: 5:29pm On Jun 25, 2012
lonelydude: I currently work as a Process Engineer in NLNG. We are 5 Process engineers in my team and I am the only Chemical Engineering Graduate amongst us, the rest are Mechanical Engineers.

It depends on the sector you are considering. Both are quite versatile and they intertwine at some points.

However, I think if you check newspapers, you are likely to see that for every 10 engineering jobs (mechanical and chemical only) advertised for all sectors,7 will be mechanical. That gives a little indication that Mechanical is a little more versatile but I think chemical engineering is more interesting as testified by my team members.


What more can we say? You have just hit the nail on the head! Chem eng is more of elitist eng. In every chemical process plant, you must supplement the Chem eng's with more Mech eng's back-up. Chem eng is like a daughter to Mech eng. Their only difference is that Chem has an advance knowledge of industrial chemistry. Therefore Mech eng is the mother of all eng. It used to be referred to as Military eng (during middle ages) in relation to civil eng.

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Re: Chemical Engineering Versus Mechanical Engineering Forum by psyqs(m): 5:38pm On Jun 25, 2012
This is educative...am a mech engr student snd i really luv it cool. u guys r makin me feel HIGH wink

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