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story645
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Feb2-10, 11:52 PM
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Quote Quote by 6eecs View Post
As far as I know, EECS seems to have the best job opportunities and flexibility (especially the CS part), but ChemE/ME seem to have more physics in general.
Don't do it for the job prospects, you'll either drop out or hate yourself in a few years if you do.

It seems like EECS at my school involves quite a lot of math (diffEq/Fourier/Laplace transform for courses like signals&systems, algorithm for CS classes), but very little physics per se, unless you get to graduate level EE classes.
That's about right. Aside from electromagnetics and semi-conductors, all the physics is so applied that it's hard to see the physics part. What I mean is that it's all devices and signals and very much an extension of E&M physics, but on such a level that it's more of a conceptual leap than the ChemE/ME physics (which is a closer extension of mechanics.) If you like mechanics, go the ChemE/ME route, but if you just like physics, well EE's got lots of it too.