To follow up on other threads posted on the same subject, I am currently a junior in a Mechanical Engineering program planning to graduate with a BsME in Spring 2015. I am a good student but I am burning out with all the daily mathematical calculations. Therefore I am thinking about switching career goals and pursuing a field in design, as Iâ€™m interested in product design. I also have a strong Visual Art background that I acquired through middle and high school. Which field to pursue, Industrial or Mechanical? I have never had experience in Product Design through the Mechanical Engineering perspective but I am thinking that I might not enjoy its rigid aspects compared to the more artistic industrial Design nature of the job. Knowing all that, I am thinking about pursuing my education with a Master in Industrial Design or a Master in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Product Design. A Masters in Industrial Design will take 3 years and will cost around $60K (if not more) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering focusing in Product Design is 2 years (and therefore less money). Which of these two is more interesting to potential employers and for which is there a greater demand? Alternatively, do you think itâ€™s possible to get hired into an engineering design firm with a BSME and no formal design experience and do both job as an Industrial designer and as a Mechanical designer? Also, is the day to day job of an industrial designer so different than one of a Mechanical one? Any comments will be appreciated. Thank you all in advance.