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denihilo13

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Anyway, this will be a long post..

I am wondering if shifting from Industrial Engineering to Electrical Engineering is worth the time. In my country, a baccalaureate degree in engineering is a 5-year program. I am currently in the second semester of my third year. Also, in my university all engineering degrees are given the same subjects in mathematics, engineering sciences and minors..so, we only vary in our major subjects. Actually, what I really like is a degree in chemical engineering but I didn't pursue it due to its unavailability in my university. The engineering degrees available in my school are mechanical, electronics, civil, electrical and industrial. When I was in high school, I already liked chemistry, physics and mathematics.. I devote my vacant times self-studying these subjects when I was in high school up until now.. When I applied in the university , I would have already chosen EE but I didn't because way back then even if I liked Physics I hated playing with wires( I only liked the mathematical and theoretical part of physics specifically EM). That is also the reason why I chose IE over EE because it's more on the statistics, systems, management sciences, and etc and thus less tinkering with things...I asked this question not because I didn't like IE, in fact, I am consistent in the honors list(Dean's list) since I was first year until now...I liked the statistics, operations research, methods engineering and etc. of IE but I thought of shifting to EE because I enjoyed its subjects more( I realized it when I attended a seminar and technical lecture of EE during our Engineering Week) and not just that I enjoy the applications of mathematics in EE subjects especially Differential equations. In IE, Differential Equation is also given as a subject but it is not usually used in the major IE subjects or at least I didn't notice it..I only noticed linear algebra commonly used in IE major subjects and statistics(though statistics is a science and not mathematics)...

However, shifting courses means that I have to add more time in finishing my bachelor's degree since I would have to take up the EE subjects in first to third year...

So to make my points brief,

I chose IE because:

1. of a lot of use of statistical tools and Operations Research

2. less tinkering

3. I enjoy Work measurement and Ergonomics

I want to switch to EE because:

1. I enjoy Physics more

2. I like the mathematical applications and numerical methods of EE

3. I was told that its research areas are very close to those in Physics(only the applied part)Sorry for the long post...I really need your advice.

Thank you and Advance Merry Christmas :)