# What type of degree has the highest math. Engineering degree or Math?

I was just wondering say there is a job that requires a math degree can a engineering degree also be used? So which degree has more value to it. For example complexity

To answer your first question, the math degree has (or should have) the "highest math." I don't know of many engineers that spend their time talking about topological spaces, or proofs to theorems dating back 200 years, or in-depth analysis of complex planes, etc. So there you have it, the math degree has more math.

Now, to answer your real question, that totally depends upon the company that is hiring. For instance, if the CIA wants someone with a math degree, they are probably looking for someone well-versed in cryptography and able to sift through (or produce) complex proofs and postulates relating to information processing; engineers need not apply. Alternatively, if you are looking for a job in business, the stipulation of a math degree may just imply that they want the applicant to know and apply calculus, which engineers should be able to do.

As a side note, this completely depends on the type of engineering degree you have. Electrical engineers are a different breed altogether from nuclear engineers, and as such, have a vastly different skill set.

Engineering is probably one of the most flexible degrees. The degree shows the person is smart and hardworking so many companies like people with them. And yes they can take the job that required the math degree.

engineering is calculus based, where math tends to be less specific , but more types of math.

a math degree will have higher math than an engineering degree. Also, it includes a broader range of mathematical topics. Engineers only learn the math they need to do engineering, but but there's lots of other math in the world besides that which is used in engineering. It's possible that an engineer would have more practice in certain kinds of math than any given mathematician. As far as the job goes, it all depends on the job.

I've never heard of a math degree being a prerequisite to any job except maybe math professor. While a pure math degree does get you higher in math than Engineering, Engineering goes 3 years above calculus, so it's no mean feat.

Depends if the job requires a bachelor's degree or a higher degree.

If it requires a bachelor's degree, an engineering degree would almost certainly meet the requirements.

If it requires a Masters or PhD, then probably only a Masters or PhD in Math will fill the bill.

Math majors get into a lot more math theory than engineers. Engineers have to understand the theory just well enough to use the math as a tool.

I have an Engineering Degree - If I took another 400 level Math class, I could of gotten a minor in math. But that isn't the same as a Math Degree. Engineering isn't very involved in abstract thought. Engineering is more involved with using the Laws of Nature to enhance man's life. Math is a tool used by engineers.

Engineering is a science degree,

Math is an arts degree.

.

An engineering degree is not a substitute for a math degree. Engineer has a high math content, but it concentrates more on applied math rather than pure math or math theory.

It is entirely dependent upon what the job is doing. Some companies hire math majors to do complex modeling of numerical systems which an engineer might be able or might not depending on the ammount of knowledge that he/she has about mathematical systems. A degree in Engineering with a minor in Math is a good thing to have. I personally have a MS in Mechanical Engineering, however, I have taken quite a few math courses. But now I work in IT because the pay is better and the stress is a less.

I have a BS in both math and engineering and I can tell you from experience that if you get a BS in engineering, you will only be a couple of classes away from a BS in math and vice versa. For example, math majors are not required to take differential equations, however, engineers are.

A degree in mathematics will require more math classes than a typical engineering degree. Most engineering curriculums stop at "differential equations." But a math degree will have advanced courses that include numerical analysis and number theory.

As for the value.it depends upon what interests you. Engineers use math to solve engineering problems. Mathemeticians develop new math tools for engineers to use.

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**Answer:**To answer your first question, the math degree has (or should have) the "highest math." I don't know of many engineers that spend their time talking about topological spaces, or proofs to theorems dating back 200 years, or in-depth analysis of complex planes, etc. So there you have it, the math degree has more math.

Now, to answer your real question, that totally depends upon the company that is hiring. For instance, if the CIA wants someone with a math degree, they are probably looking for someone well-versed in cryptography and able to sift through (or produce) complex proofs and postulates relating to information processing; engineers need not apply. Alternatively, if you are looking for a job in business, the stipulation of a math degree may just imply that they want the applicant to know and apply calculus, which engineers should be able to do.

As a side note, this completely depends on the type of engineering degree you have. Electrical engineers are a different breed altogether from nuclear engineers, and as such, have a vastly different skill set.

Engineering is probably one of the most flexible degrees. The degree shows the person is smart and hardworking so many companies like people with them. And yes they can take the job that required the math degree.

engineering is calculus based, where math tends to be less specific , but more types of math.

a math degree will have higher math than an engineering degree. Also, it includes a broader range of mathematical topics. Engineers only learn the math they need to do engineering, but but there's lots of other math in the world besides that which is used in engineering. It's possible that an engineer would have more practice in certain kinds of math than any given mathematician. As far as the job goes, it all depends on the job.

I've never heard of a math degree being a prerequisite to any job except maybe math professor. While a pure math degree does get you higher in math than Engineering, Engineering goes 3 years above calculus, so it's no mean feat.

Depends if the job requires a bachelor's degree or a higher degree.

If it requires a bachelor's degree, an engineering degree would almost certainly meet the requirements.

If it requires a Masters or PhD, then probably only a Masters or PhD in Math will fill the bill.

Math majors get into a lot more math theory than engineers. Engineers have to understand the theory just well enough to use the math as a tool.

I have an Engineering Degree - If I took another 400 level Math class, I could of gotten a minor in math. But that isn't the same as a Math Degree. Engineering isn't very involved in abstract thought. Engineering is more involved with using the Laws of Nature to enhance man's life. Math is a tool used by engineers.

Engineering is a science degree,

Math is an arts degree.

.

An engineering degree is not a substitute for a math degree. Engineer has a high math content, but it concentrates more on applied math rather than pure math or math theory.

It is entirely dependent upon what the job is doing. Some companies hire math majors to do complex modeling of numerical systems which an engineer might be able or might not depending on the ammount of knowledge that he/she has about mathematical systems. A degree in Engineering with a minor in Math is a good thing to have. I personally have a MS in Mechanical Engineering, however, I have taken quite a few math courses. But now I work in IT because the pay is better and the stress is a less.

I have a BS in both math and engineering and I can tell you from experience that if you get a BS in engineering, you will only be a couple of classes away from a BS in math and vice versa. For example, math majors are not required to take differential equations, however, engineers are.

A degree in mathematics will require more math classes than a typical engineering degree. Most engineering curriculums stop at "differential equations." But a math degree will have advanced courses that include numerical analysis and number theory.

As for the value.it depends upon what interests you. Engineers use math to solve engineering problems. Mathemeticians develop new math tools for engineers to use.

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