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College Major Question

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #1
    College "Major" Question

    Currently I am majoring in computer engineering, and I still don't have an idea of what areas a computer engineer would be useful. Everything I see in my classes seem to be geared for electrical or mechanical engineers and it looks like there are more job opportunity for that type of engineering.

    The only thing that I know is I talked to a rep. from Raytheon who said they were in dire need foe CE but that was the only good thing I heard about my major.

    If maybe some people who are CE in college, or professional engineers could offer some insight about CE, or EE and explain if one specific engineer has an advantage another in terms of work opportunity, and making a difference, or anything.

    I'm almost done with my freshman year but I still have until the end of next year where I can switch my major to EE without losing any credits, and I would like to know asap, I wouldnt want to lose any time or waste more money than I have to.

    I hope this is the right area to post this, I posted this in the wrong area earlier.
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  3. Feb 14, 2009 #2
    Re: College "Major" Question

    I believe the job market for both degrees is very good. The CE program at my old school was a combination of electrical engineering and traditional computer science topics such as programming and computer architecture. You shouldn't have trouble finding job opportunities with that kind of background.
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