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Applied mathematics or Electrical Engineering?

  1. Jan 26, 2008 #1
    I've made a decision to attend school locally, so as to save some cash.

    I like the idea of the applied math degree, because I have a pretty big interest in math.

    But, I'm worried about the ability to find employement afterwards.

    Would going after an EE degree provide a better chance at getting a decent job?
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  3. Jan 26, 2008 #2


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    Or find a way to do both!

    I studied physics initially, but did several courses in applied math. I then switched to nuclear engineering, and did additional courses in applied math. If one does physics or engineering, a strong background in applied math will help.
  4. Jan 26, 2008 #3


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    What kind of courses in applied maths do you think would help engineering students most?
  5. Jan 26, 2008 #4
    What courses does your math department offer? You can take a gander at the catalog list and post them here.
  6. Jan 27, 2008 #5


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    It'll clog up this thread unnecessarily if I were to post the list here. regardless, perhaps I should ask if which of the following courses are important for electrical engineering, which I major in:

    1. Advanced linear algebra (I've taken the introductory linear algebra course)
    2. Mathematical analysis (Intro-level, for math majors)
    3. Stats and probability
    4. Set theory, group theory etc.

    That's all I think that's available to me. I deliberately excluded calculus because I signed up for the engineering mathematics classes, which basically covers everything from what is known as Calc 1 to Calc 3 without going into details or proofs.
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