I am studying Applied Physics at the undergraduate level right now, and I have recently become interested in Systems and Control Engineering. I am working in a student robotics lab, and do a lot of SCE (Systems and Control Engineering) - related work there. I understand that SCE has direct applicability to robotics - feedback control systems, dynamic systems modelling - but I don't know how SCE can be useful in Applied Physics. I want to do a minor in SCE, but I am worried that if it may not have any relation to my core branch, it would look bad to potential employers. For example, a minor in Biology with Applied Physics makes a lot of sense; there's tons of research going on in biophysics across the world. But where is the subject which combines Applied Physics with SCE? At the outset, I want to make it clear that I do not plan on going into academia. I want to work in an industrial R&D environment, and I want to use the things I learn in BOTH of my areas of study. I believe nano-robotics is an upcoming field which I might be cut-out for, but I really don't know if the higher level concepts I learn in SCE will be useful there. I enjoy working on robotic control systems...but won't I be outclassed by other people with backgrounds in say, Mechanical Engineering (SCE seems closely related to it) or Electrical Engineering? I am interested in product development, not researching very specific things. I want to know if there are such R&D projects out there where having an Applied Physics degree can be an advantage and put me above traditional engineers in terms of my ability to contribute to those projects?