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Engineering About engineering physicists (again)

  1. Apr 3, 2012 #1
    To put it short, i've considered studying E.P. at a good, state college. The program they have is good, and the college has a very good reputation too.

    However, I often ask myself: Is this program really worth it?

    I just feel that it is a degree that is not as useful to the industry as the heavy science background tell me it is. I've been told by many that Engineering Physicists usually go for it in order to get a master's after, but What could i do for a living in the meanwhile, apart from research?


    TL,DR:

    -Is Engineering Physics really worth it?
    -What does an engineering physicist (with no further degrees) do for a living? List all jobs you can think of. I know there is not a specific area for these engineers.

    Notes:
    I love mechanical engineering, and it is currently my second option. I would probably go for a master's in this if I were to study E.P.
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2012 #2
    I think you should do Mechanical Engineering for Bachelors. Than look around for Engineering Physics Master's program.
     
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