Electrical Engineering: what study path would be better?

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Hey guys!
So basically I'm still finding hard to decide what my specialization field should be next year. I'm really torn between a major in Electronics with a minor in Power Systems with some programming additional courses OR major in Power Systems with minor in Electronics. My favourite courses are the ones involving Electronics and Electromagnetism. I would love to work on design of electrical devices to meet specifications. I think i'm rather a person that prefers to develop a device that's going to a big structure, than to analyze and improve the big structure. After a lot of debating I came out with these 2 alternative paths for me:

A) MAJOR IN POWER SYSTEMS WITH MINOR IN ELECTRONICS

- Applied Electromagnetism and Energy Conversion:
-> Electrical Machines
-> Electrical Drives and Electrical Vehicles
-> Renewable Sources and Distributed Power Generation

-Power Systems Electronics:
->Electronic Power Conversion and Storage
-> Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

-Power Networks and Systems
-> Power System Network Analysis
-> Control and Optimization of Electric Power Systems
-> Power Systems Transients and Stability
-> Economics and Energy Markets OR High Voltage

- Minor in Electronics
-> Power Electronics
-> Integrated Electrical Systems of Solar Photovoltaic Technology
-> Sensors and Actuators

- Additional matters
-> Electrical and Servicing Systems
-> Stand-Alone Power Supply Systems

B) MAJOR IN ELECTRONICS WITH MINOR IN POWER SYSTEMS

- Electronics and Integrated Systems
-> Power Electronics
-> Analog and Digital Filters
-> Microelectronics
-> Optoelectronics
-> Integrated Electrical Systems of Solar Photovoltaic Technology
-> Analog Integrated Systems


- Computer Electronic Systems
-> Sensors and Actuators
-> Signal Processing Electronic Systems
-> Pc-based Instrumentation


- Minor in Power Systems
-> Renewable Sources and Distributed Power Generation
-> Electronic Power Conversion and Storage
-> Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

- Additional matters
-> Systems Programming
-> Object Oriented Programming

I don't know, there is a common field between these two but I'm very torn about what is more interesting for me to take, even in terms of jobs. Of course the decision is mind, but I would like to know what you guys think.
Thanks in advance
 

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Power electronics is big stuff these days, so I don't see a lot of difference in your to options. I suggest thinking about where you might want to work after graduation and see if that can guide your choice.
 

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