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B.S. Vs b.tech what must I take?

  1. Jun 3, 2013 #1
    Can someone please tell me in detail what are the differences in courses in an engineering bachelor's and bachelor in pure sciences,
    for eg. If I'm to select between B.S. In physics and b.tech in comp sci/EE etc, what are common things which i'll learn and what will be the major differences in the syllabus?
    And which course should one take if one is deeply passionate about physics and wants to pursue a research in the field, but also wants to be aware of the technological world.
    So will I miss something if I do b.s. In physics rather than b.tech in an eng. Course or vice versa?
    I'm confused as I have to take decision in few days, personal experiences are welcomed
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2013 #2
    Engineering is physics applied to practical things, so you'll see a lot of the physics topics come up over the course of your degree. A physics degree will give you most of the same topics but its not as practical
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 #3
    Okay I got that, so does that imply an engineering degree is more useful than B.S. ?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2013 #4
    Not necessarily. It all depends on your career aspirations, if you want to do research the physics degree maybe better. If you want to work in industry the engineering degree is better.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2013 #5
    Nope I surely don't want to work in an industry, I was just going through the "should I become an engineer " thread it tells engineering is full of maths and requires to think out of box.
    I'm not that much interested in maths as much I'm interested in physics, I'm quite good at maths but not the best. The question is if I don't get b.s course but happen to get an eng. Course(not of my choice) then should I take it? I may then do masters in physics in the area of my interest, is it a good idea? As I will have a backup option of an eng. Degree if my financial conditions are not well in future(while studying masters,phd)
     
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