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Courses Electrical Engineering: what study path would be better?

  1. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:24 PM #1
    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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  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM #2
    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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