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Programs Physics and EE program question

  1. Apr 3, 2016 #1

    I am looking at this program and it looks awesome. However looking at year #2, it looks pretty brutal from my newb perspective..

    My question is; is this as brutal as I think it is, or is this program putting courses together in a way where they synergise where one course helps with another?

    If i were to take this it really looks like I would have no time for anything other than school lol.. Its hard to pick between physics and EE...
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  3. Apr 8, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Apr 8, 2016 #3
    Yes, they do synergize. Quantum, Signals, Random Signals and Stat.Thermo have a lot in common as do Circuit Theory and Mechanics. Essentially it is the same Math applied to different physical processes. It will be brutal though doable. Make sure your math is strong as you will be using it alot from year three on.
  5. Apr 8, 2016 #4


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    The thing with a double major is that it really doesn't leave a lot of room for other options. For some people this is perfect, because given the choice, those would be the courses they would take anyway. Other need to switch gears and take a non-STEM course for one of five each semester. The trouble is when you're not sure which one you are. The only real proving ground is experience.

    If this looks like the program you really want to do, it's not unreasonable. It looks like you would overload for one semester in your second year though. This is fine, but remember that you'll have roughly 20% more assignments, mid-terms, reading material etc. than the average student at your school. Of course that will be tough. But lots of people manage to do this quite successfully.
  6. Apr 8, 2016 #5
    I did a similar program. If you want to go into any of the physics heavy EE fields (such as solid state electronics or electromagnetics) it is a perfect combination. Physics and EE complement eachother quite nicely. However, it does take an extra year that could be spent working on a masters instead.

    But it looks like a great program with a lot of good electives to choose from.
  7. Apr 9, 2016 #6
    Wow thanks for the answers guys, this is what i was hoping for. I am definitely going to give this program a second look.
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