Lol, it is but today we did got to visit a local distillery free booze and all, there is actually a fairly decent bit of programming work involved most chemical plants are computerized and it really takes a chemical engineer to write the programs. So i get my computer skills fix and i get the advantage of studying toward a much better paying professional career than i could ever manage even in twenty years as a computer engineer. I also have a massive area in which i can go after i graduate, including the computer hardware industry especially IBM second biggest group of employees are chemical engineers, and of course chemical engineers are involved in almost every new technology at some stage of its inception or development. Its a great field hard but worth it.
In first year at the end of the first semester they told us: "If you wanted an easier degree you should have applied to medicine, you have to understand why things work they just need to know they do. You make the parts they just plug them in". The last part was probably a reference to the fact that chemical engineers are largely responsible for the development of a great many artificial organs in use and in development, many people have heart valves designed and named after my university.
I have to say i like my choice in degree, i always thought i would be a chemist or a physicist but i think ive found the best of all worlds.
Edited by warriorscot, 20 November 2006 - 06:40 PM.