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Does electrical engineering pave the way to other science fields?

  1. Jul 6, 2009 #1
    I managed to get accepted to an electronic engineering course which is one serious achievement for me. I love physics so I'm going to excel in this course but when it comes to science I'm a bit of an all rounder. I like physics, chemistry and biology. If I was to do electronic engineering for the next 4 years does that mean I've to forget about chemistry and biology altogether though? All these fields go hand in hand like nanotechnology for instance. What I'm wondering is if a degree in electronic engineering will pave the way to entering lots of different science fields or will it just be physics related fields?
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  3. Jul 6, 2009 #2


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    You can always try to get into the bioengineering field after you graduate with an engineering degree. I think you would really benefit from exploring this option, given your interests.

    I had a professor in undergrad who started as an EE did research in Bio Engineering, so it's definitely possible.

    Also, don't you have another active thread on the exact same topic?
  4. Jul 11, 2009 #3
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. There's a lot of interdisciplinary postgrad stuff you can go into with EE; biochips, bio imaging, nanotech in regards to things like photovoltaics (which will involve a fair bit of chemistry).

    I wouldn't try and learn EVERYTHING in your undergrad years, find a good field you like that has applications in the multidiscipline fields you're into, and go from there:)
  5. Sep 6, 2009 #4
    You can pave your way to any scientific field if you have a solid math and physics background, and work very hard.
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