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  1. Nov 17, 2013 #1
    I am now going to do my BSc in engineering in EEE or CSE... Now my question is what will be best for me... I have a good understanding of basic maths i.e. algebra,calculus,geometry especially combinatorics etc... To tell the truth combi has always been my favourite...

    But I find Physics to be more fascinating... I wish I could study theoretical Physics... But in my country there is no good uni where you can do double major in Maths and Physics... ... My love for Physics and Maths is natural... I am thinking will I be able to be so to these 2 subjects... EEE seems to be more related to Physics than CSE...

    I know you might need more information about me in order to give a proper suggestion... Ask me please... And please tell me about these two subjects and their fields where I will be working or in which sides I will do my post graduation on? And I am not thinking about job opportunities... Cause probably I am going to read 1 of these 2 for the rest of my life... So gonna choose wisely... sadly I have only 12-13 days left...

    However, if I study EEE will I be able to shift to theoretical Physics after my B Sc (only if I feel bored with EEE)... btw this option has a low probability... Anyway, answer it too please...

    Thanks in advance... And please answer properly... My choice might decide whether I will be an asset to the science community or not... :(
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  3. Nov 17, 2013 #2


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    You should have posted this in academic advice.

    I don't know what EEE is to help you; I'm assuming its some variant of electrical engineering.

    I also don't know what CSE is; I'm assuming it's a mixture of computer science/engineering.

    I also don’t know where you’re from, nor does anyone else. You should post that so people can get a better idea of where you’re coming from in the context of your question.
  4. Nov 18, 2013 #3
    EEE --> Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    CSE --> Computer Science & Engineering

  5. Nov 19, 2013 #4
    i am in the same position that you're in btw .
    but i think i will try to go for Electronic engineering
    basically because you get to learn more calculus and generally more math and physics
    so if you really love physics you would be able to buy a couple of books about physics * thermo , quantum or whatever * and educate yourself . thats what i will try to do .
    i do love computers just probably as much as you do , but you have to make sure what do you love the most , learn a programming language , Experiment more with computers , if you do like it more than physics , go for it .
    if you still have that secret affair with mother physik.. then go for electronic engineering
  6. Nov 19, 2013 #5


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    This isn't quite true. CS and EE from many schools require the same math and physics background.
  7. Nov 20, 2013 #6
    in his university , its divided into two different programs
    so i wouldn't suppose so , at least here the math is a little bit weaker than Electronic Engineering,so is physics , but thats compensated with more courses in Programming and Computation .
    it would be wise after all to check the course himself .
  8. May 1, 2015 #7
    If there is no field for practice than your degree of Electrical Engineering is nothing but garbage. honestly CSE would not teach you anything that will change your life. but honestly if u really want to learn something than start now do it by urself, like start learning "micro controller" "PLC system" . For CSE you should learn coding, there is nothing alternative than "coding" for CSE students. but it is really matter of sorrow that for EEE students there is no place for practice. but for CSE students they can learn and practice coding in their home. so in word learning Engineering means you will be need of a place for practice. unless nothing is going teach you from this so called university.
  9. May 1, 2015 #8


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    I would not head this advice. It simply is not true.

    Although they require the same backround in terms of classes, you will most likely dive deeper into physics in EE than you would in CS. EE contains fields such as E&M, RF, and controls that are very physics heavy
  10. May 1, 2015 #9
    Do EEE, then learn things that you would learn in CS on your own. Self-learning CS is much easier (due to tons of resources and instant feedback when you're wrong) than learning all the electrical stuff on your own/labs.
  11. May 1, 2015 #10


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    Concur in your assessment of the previous post, it's garbage. This thread is also old, so I'm sure he's made up his mind by now.

    I disagree that EE goes into physics more than computer science. It's dependant on the program of study, but on average I would assume it's close. CS majors from good US schools are normally in the same department as the EE majors. I would even gamble to suggest that CS majors are introduced to more theory than EE majors, who are more practical based.

    Anyway thread is old, and no real need for a debate. Have a nice day.
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