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Could I finish a Mechanical Engineering Major and EE minor in time?

  1. Oct 18, 2013 #1
    How long would a EE minor take?

    My future plans are this: Either just get the ME undergraduate degree and do a masters in Systems engineering, or get the ME degree and EE minor and then get a Masters in ME, possible specializing in Dynamics and Controls. I've been looking at systems engineering because from my understanding it provides more breadth, but im not sure if its just a industrial engineering type degree or not, because if it is that's is a turn off for me. I like how the EE minor would give me some side knowledge of electrical systems, thus when I enter grad school, i wouldn't feel "bad" about specializing in an area since I know I have the breadth I guess. But if doing the EE minor would take much longer to complete, I dont think it would be worth it i guess.

    Is my thinking right? Or am I being naive?

    Any advice is appreciated.
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  3. Oct 18, 2013 #2
    my conclusion after I read your plans... go for the ME. because it is the broadest engineering discipline.
  4. Oct 18, 2013 #3
    Get the ME Degree and EE minor. Systems engineering is exactly what it says. I have a friend with a nuclear engineering degree and hr currently works in the engineering systems department at plant Vogtle. Now that's a nuclear power plant so he is in charge of things like steam generators and waste disposal. Both complicated systems.

    I believe you are looking for a mechatronics degree. Look at NC states ms in mechatronics
  5. Oct 19, 2013 #4
    ok thanks
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