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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Okay, I've decided to pursue Civil Engineering (Just finished my first year and part of my sophomore year) and focus in Environmental Engineering (for water/wastewater treatment). I've been operating a plant for about 8 years now, so this degree will give me a real boost in this field with more challenging work and greater responsibilities.

But I have a personal interest in electrical engineering as well - specifically control systems. I'd like to learn how to create control systems (such as SCADA systems) for controlling wastewater processes.

I've stripped the UMass EE curriculum down into it's core classes (removing redundant general education classes, mathematics that I'm taking for Civil, and extra electives). I'd like to put together a self-study curriculum for myself to pursue on the side during breaks, summer, etc. I just finished taking Linear Algebra (got an A-) which is required for EE at UMass but not CivE. I have a rough guide as to what I should pursue, but I'd appreciate the recommendations from current EE students, EE's, and anyone knowledgeable. I've been picking up EE textbooks at used bookstores as students dump them. Some of them are brand new and look like they haven't even been opened!

But I have a personal interest in electrical engineering as well - specifically control systems. I'd like to learn how to create control systems (such as SCADA systems) for controlling wastewater processes.

I've stripped the UMass EE curriculum down into it's core classes (removing redundant general education classes, mathematics that I'm taking for Civil, and extra electives). I'd like to put together a self-study curriculum for myself to pursue on the side during breaks, summer, etc. I just finished taking Linear Algebra (got an A-) which is required for EE at UMass but not CivE. I have a rough guide as to what I should pursue, but I'd appreciate the recommendations from current EE students, EE's, and anyone knowledgeable. I've been picking up EE textbooks at used bookstores as students dump them. Some of them are brand new and look like they haven't even been opened!