[SOLVED] Electrical or Computer Engineering?


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Antiphon
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Mar16-05, 10:42 AM
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EE is much broader than CE in scope.

If you will be a professional software developer/programmer, go CE.

Otherwise you will see and do more in your career as a EE. (I do.)
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Quote Quote by Antiphon
EE is much broader than CE in scope.
This is incorrect. In the vast majority of cases, the degrees are quite comparable. The majority of the curricula (circuit analysis, digital design, etc.) are the same.
If you will be a professional software developer/programmer, go CE.
Horrible advice. You will not learn to be a professional programmer in a computer engineering program; that's what CS is for. CpE will teach you how to build a computer from silicon, and a little bit about how to program it. CpE is mostly electronics with a little programming thrown in.
Otherwise you will see and do more in your career as a EE. (I do.)
Also false. The vast majority of industry positions make no distinction between EE and CpE students, and the same jobs are generally available to both. Also, keep in mind that the experience you'll gain in first couple of years on the job pretty much nulls whatever you did in college.

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Quote Quote by chroot

Horrible advice. You will not learn to be a professional programmer in a computer engineering program;

I stand corrected. I thought you meant Computer Science which is
usually the study of programming, not the engineering of computer
systems.

What I meant in my post was that Electrical Engineering will expose you
to a broader range of sciences (usually physics) that Software Engineering
otherwise would.
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Quote Quote by Antiphon
What I meant in my post was that Electrical Engineering will expose you
to a broader range of sciences (usually physics) that Software Engineering
otherwise would.
That I can agree with. Computer science is basically applied mathematics.

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