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Electrical engineering with some CS electives?

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I looked up at ee curricilum and find out it suits better for me.I want to specialize in electronics.Is it possible for me to take discrete math,data structures,algorithms,neural networks,machine learning,artificial intelligence etc. as electives along with ee courses?Is it a viable path?
 

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Are the electives you mention the best to select? What about about semiconductor theory, transmission lines, amplifiers, control theory, computing, communications? or is that already cover by your ee course?
 
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Are the electives you mention the best to select? What about about semiconductor theory, transmission lines, amplifiers, control theory, computing, communications? or is that already cover by your ee course?
I couldnt find them in the curricilum.Can you enligthen me what these subjects about?
 
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There can be some overlap between the topics. I might be out of date and some things might be under different headings or subjects on their own at some colleges...

Semiconductor theory - how diodes and transistors are made and work, doping, transistor models
Transmission lines - high frequency signals, wave guides, PCB design.
Amplifiers - how amplifiers work, gain, frequency response, stability, filters, oscillators, noise.
Control theory - some overlap with amplifiers. Feedback, stability, response to impulse.
Computing - computer architecture, digital signal processing, networks, simulators.
Communications - communication theory and protocols, noise/errors, aerial theory.

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There can be some overlap between the topics. I might be out of date and some things might be under different headings or subjects on their own at some colleges...

Semiconductor theory - how diodes and transistors are made and work, doping, transistor models
Transmission lines - high frequency signals, wave guides, PCB design.
Amplifiers - how amplifiers work, gain, frequency response, stability, filters, oscillators, noise.
Control theory - some overlap with amplifiers. Feedback, stability, response to impulse.
Computing - computer architecture, digital signal processing, networks, simulators.
Communications - communication theory and protocols, noise/errors, aerial theory.

I
Wow,that is so kind of you!thanks!
 
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I can't speak for other schools, but mine was quite flexible on electives. I finished with an electrical engineering degree, but I took several advanced chemistry courses such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry (molecular orbital theory, crystal and ligand field theory), and chemical physics quantum mechanics... not required for EE at all. I know chemistry isn't CS, but I'm sharing this because I was able to take a lot of different electives and I feel like CS isn't far-fetched.
 
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+1.

I would think about which branch of electronics you are most interested in or what sort of job you want in the future and pick the courses most relevant to that. The knowledge needed to design electric car power trains is different to something like mobile phone design.
 
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