I want to get into the R&D team at one of the big 3. I am currently a dual major in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, which is a 167 credit hour program. I am currently a second semester junior in EE and a second semester sophomore in ME. I am going the EE/ME dual major route because I was told by many, including professors that have worked in the auto industry, that the EE/ME dual major is highly sought after by the auto industry, even moreso than a master's degree. However, I would like the opinion of the physics forum people. Do you think it is a good idea to go for the EE/ME dual major instead of a BSEE with a MSEE? I am going to a a ~5000 student engineering university (detroit area) with very close ties with the automotive industry. I DO plan I getting a master's, and possibly a PhD, since I know that 85% of the people in the R&D team at GM have PhDs, so I'd need at least a master's. However, I would like to work in industry for a couple of years before attending graduate school, and maybe the company will pay for the grad school if my PHD research coincides with one of the company's problems. I also hope to get an internship for my summers. Any help is greatly appreciated.