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i am on my first year in a University whereas i will be having my associate Degree in Mecanical and Electrical but i don't know where to specialise on in my BSc. i am good on both and its like i will say today i will do Mechanics and the next week i will say Mechanics. the problem is; i don't really know which one to take because i don't really know the actual job of a Mechanical engineer and i know a little too about the Electrical one. So please, you will be good if you can tell me all that you know bout it and the implications such as difficulties in having master's or problem of diversity such as restriction which i hate. so please don't allow me make a silly mistake as long as this forum's aim stands.

P.S don't reply if you know nothing about it. if you think you know atleast a little in it, you shouldn't be selfish by knowing and not responding.

I am sorry if i said anything rude or rediculous.

Thanks
 

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Electrical can do: design circuits, programming, semiconductor physics, superconductor physics, applied electromagnetism and optics/photonics, communication systems, control systems, digital signal processing, robots, power generation

Mechanical can do: fluid mechanics, material science, thermodynamics, machine and robot design, aerospace engineering, control systems, programming

At least at my school, these are the big research areas that most people from both degrees go into, I'm an EE major but I'd get a mechanical degree if I had to do it over again as ME is a more broad degree. There's also more physics in mechanical IMO vs EE which has more pure/applied math.
 
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so if i am good in both of them as i stated above, which one do you advice me to take (considering job market and future availability in the market? and which school are you in?

thanks for your input
 
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so if i am good in both of them as i stated above, which one do you advice me to take (considering job market and future availability in the market? and which school are you in?

thanks for your input
Boggles down to what you like to do more. If you like classical mechanics ME. If you like E&M do electrical.
 
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what is the name of your school please? you might like to mail me on ebrimaabah@gmail.com for us to link more. please
 

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