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Employable with an EngPhys degree?

  1. Jul 9, 2009 #1
    Hello I am new here, but I have seen that there are many helpful intelligent people.

    I really love physics and math. I figured I should be an engineer, but I want a very rigorous program because if I am not challenged intellectually, I get bored and lose interest. I want something to make me work very hard to understand concepts. I liked what I saw in the Engineering Physics program because it has more physics than the engineering degrees.

    Will the employer see 'scientist' or 'engineer' when he looks at my schooling? Can I get engineering jobs right out of school with an undergrad in EngPhys? I like technology, so I thought I should take EE classes for electives.

    Will I be considered an 'engineer' with a degree in engineering physics?

    Thank you for reading!
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  3. Jul 9, 2009 #2
    My gf's sister just finished her Bachelour's in EngPhys and after about 6 months of searching she got a job for the provincial power company as an engineer.
  4. Jul 9, 2009 #3


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    You are certainly an engineer. At my uni those guys have a 100% job rate straight out of uni. Most of them land pretty nice jobs, say NASA (especially), Boeing and various contractors to nasa and such.

    I hope you really do like being challenged as it is considered one of the toughest eng. fields out there.

    But just an FYI, a masters would put you in a "golden" position in terms of employment, since now a days everyone and their brother has a BA, if you know what I mean.

    Edit: the 100% success rate is for the few who make it.
  5. Jul 10, 2009 #4
    I am glad to hear that.

    How are online graduate degree programs viewed? Let's say I wanted to get an MSc in EE through an online program after getting my BSc in Engineering Physics; would it be looked down upon since it is not from a school like U of I Urbana or CalTech, etc? The reason I ask is that I will not have the option to just up and move somewhere for graduate school. I have a family and we are established here. I will need to either get my graduate degree from the same uni as my undergrad, which I hear is not good, or use an online masters program.

    Thanks again!
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