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Computer or electrical engineering-electroptics

  1. Dec 17, 2012 #1

    I am a newbie on this forum (I registered yesturday).

    Right now I am in high school and doing very well in Math and Science. Soon, I will have to go to college in engineering. Electrical and computer engineering are the most interesting branches in engineering. But I do not know which one of those 2 is the best for what I would like to do. I like programming, electronic and optics. Which of those 2 fields are more dealing with electroptics.

    thank you
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  3. Dec 18, 2012 #2
    The Electronic Engineering degree that I am following allows me to work with both Programming and the hardware stuff. However, the programming is not "high-level" programming where you build big software programs. It is mostly systems-programming and low-level programming (like device drivers).
    I do not know about computer science, but I think that you will not be working very much with electronics. You will be working with more of the abstract areas of programming.

    If I had to tell you what to do, I would say Electronic Engineering. It will give you a possibility to work with all of it. And once you have worked with C/C++ for three years in school, it's "easy" to extend your knowledge to other languages or higher-level topics than what is taught.
  4. Dec 18, 2012 #3
    Electrical. Optics is a subfield of Electrical Engineering, while it isn't even covered in a typical Computer Engineering degree. The choice is obvious.
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