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Programs Can I do a PhD in physics after engineering?

  1. May 27, 2012 #1

    My ultimate goal is to get a PhD in physics but I also love engineering

    Can I do both?

    Is it easier to switch from physics into engineering or engineering into physics?

    I was thinking about getting a degree in engineering (possibly engineering physics) and then going on to do a masters and PhD in physics.

    Can I go straight from engineering into physics or would it be easier to go the other way?

    I hear any physics student can easily do what an engineer does. Is this true?

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  3. May 27, 2012 #2


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  4. May 27, 2012 #3
    I understand but surely I'll have more physics expertise than a person in business and if I take engineering physics it will be all the better..
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