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 Post subject: Electronics Engineering, Good choice?
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:30 pm 
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I enjoy learning about computer hardware and things related. Repairing and building computers is very fun. Even though I am a complete noob.

Would Electronic Engineering be a good college major for this?


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:37 pm 
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My roommate is EE (I am mechanical engineering), and he says EE is going more and more toward computers and microelectronics. I guess you can go computer engineering if your school offers it, but EE is a good choice because it covers a broader range of fields.

Even in ME we do some computer related stuff. ME includes thermal systems. One of my TA's is working on a phase-change computer cooling system for his thesis.


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Thanks for the reply. It seems to be the direction I am going in college. I like the idea of a wide range of fields it can offer as you mentioned.

I just don't want to be stuck in a cubicle for the rest of my life. :shock:


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EE is a (somethin' somethin') of a degree with a lot of work involved though. Make sure you are prepared for a lot of work. Talk to some people that are in the program now.


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EE is a lot of work, and if you aren't at a college that's known for it, that might hurt. Also, look in the job market for it first. My impression (could be wrong) was that a lot of EE work was moving out of the US.


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I'm assuming you are in Europe(according to this article, the field is called electronics engineering in Europe, and in the US it's called electrical engineering). If this is not true, I would check out the particulars of the degree(you should do this anyways). If it is the same as electrical engineering, you probably won't be doing much repair work, but more design and development work, which may or may not be what you are looking for.


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No, I am in the US. Actually I am going for a 2 year degree in the field and then I am going to transfer to DeVry to further the education. I met with a counselor there and that was what was planned out.


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If I remember correctly, DeVry is not an accredited university. If you are getting a job as a tech, it would be fine. If you are trying to get a serious job with a large company, they may turn away anyone with a degree from there. It's the same thing with ITT and University of Phoenix; being non-accredited, they do not have the same reputation as a real university.


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They told me they are a accredited college. ITTtech is the one that is not.

My uncle went to DeVry and has a very nice stable job working with the government. In his line of work they will not accept ITTtech grads but will accept DeVry grads.


But all is well, the local college I am at now is accredited so transfers will be less of a hassle if I need to do so.


Then again while I am going for the 2 year degree I have time to plan for the future. I will take all any any advice along the way. :D


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