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B.S Physics to M.S Electrical Engineering

  1. Aug 31, 2010 #1
    Hello everyone, and especially people who are doing Electrical Engineering.
    I am doing M.S Physics now, almost finished first year but I realize that research at higher level is not my venue. I suck at it. While undergrad i took some mech eng and mat science classes, however my funds were running and low had to choose a major quick so I placed my bets on physics. I didnt know what I was going to do because I had no idea what I am good at, but I felt that doing physics was the most useful alternative among three because of good physics classes. I also took I took was instrumentation class, which is related EE, but could not change undergrad major at that point. ( had I more time I might have switched to electrical engineering ) Right now I am thinking of switching to EE So I wanted to aks how likely if it's even possible to get accepted into masters or Ph.D program in electrical engineering with b.s in physics and well, almost zero experience with electronics and circuit design. Maybe except instrumentation class I too a while ago. Also do you have any reccomendation where I can find out what is research like in EE or Computer Engineering.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
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  3. Sep 1, 2010 #2
    I know many electrical engineers who don't know the first thing about designing circuits. The field is so broad.

    There are many threads here on this topic, so I recommend doing a search to get more advice.

    However, in a nutshell, you can do it. It's best to talk to a school advisor to understand exactly what must be done, the cost and time.
  4. Sep 1, 2010 #3
    It is definitely possible to do an MS in electrical engineering after a BS in physics. Some schools may make you take some extra engineering classes, so check with the specific schools that you want to apply to. Also, depending on what area of EE you want to do research in, a physics major may be very relevant. For example, if you want to do research in optoelectronics.
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