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Guilt over neglecting subjects I don't like

  1. Mar 25, 2014 #1
    Hi PF,
    It's been a while since I've posted. Anyway, I am at a point in my school curriculum where I am satisfied with all aspects of electrical engineering. I have to really dislike electronics (semiconductor physics and transistor/diode/op-amps and general circuit analysis). I also am not a big fan of signals and controls.

    However, I've fallen in love with computer architecture, design, and also digital hardware design and programming digital devices, as well as with anything software engineering related.

    That said, I only feel motivated to work on those subjects that I like, and am neglecting in an awful manner that which I don't like, to the point where I leave work to the very last minute, and don't even attend lecture. I get away with good grades, but only because the professors are so lenient, but clearly I am not doing them justice.

    So I feel guilty, but am unsure how to resolve it in a way consistent with my goals.

    Thanks for the advice!

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  3. Mar 26, 2014 #2
    Not sure if you should feel guilty. Probably, you'll get a computer engineering job and mostly use computer engineering. If you need to learn more about something else, you can probably do that as needed. You'd probably like digital electronics more than analogue. I dropped that class because I ditched the EE major and didn't need it, but it was quite a bit better.
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