Hi I’m a second year Electronic and Electrical Engineering student, just about to sit my first set of exams for this year. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do after I graduate, and unfortunately I do not think I want to go into EE engineering. I do however definitely want to be an engineer, don’t get me wrong I love my course, I just think that I have chosen the wrong field of engineering. I chose EE Engineering because in the first year of unspecialised Engineering I found the digital electronics module fun and the strength and materials module pretty boring, that was enough reason for me to go down the electronics side. However now I’m thinking about careers and I would like a job that is meaningful to me, and I don’t think I can get that with EE Engineering. I would much prefer to go into the green energy business, researching and designing alternative sustainable energy sources, or working on nuclear fission or fusion reactors, the latter being the most tempting to me. The problem is that my university actually offers a nuclear engineering course, and a sustainable engineering course, so they obviously would have been better choices for me. However, the nuclear engineers course is not too different from mine. All Engineering students study; Engineering maths, Thermodynamics and heat transfer, Instrumentation and control, power and heat, and Engineering projects. The only difference between EE and nuclear is that they do 20 weeks of a module simply titled “Nuclear Engineering” where as we do the module “electrical circuits and power systems”. We also both study Electro-Magnetics and RF Engineering in the same lectures (This is my new favourite module). Next term they will be studying decommissioning and sustainability where as I will be studying digital electronics part two. After these sets of exams I am going to ask if I can study the nuclear module instead of the digital one, although I doubt they will let me as it will mean I do not have a complete degree in one field, I wont be a full EE Engineer or a full Nuclear Engineer. So I have two questions, firstly, if by some chance I can change schemes to nuclear do you think I should take this opportunity or do you think having an inconsistent mix of modules is a bad idea? And secondly if I carry on with my EE degree can I still get a job in the nuclear industry or the green energy industry? Thanks for reading.