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Engineering Question regarding Electrical Engineering fields

  1. Sep 1, 2009 #1
    Hello! :)

    As some or maybe none of you may know, I am currently attending the OIT to study Electrical Engineering. My main hope/goal in being an Electrical Engineer is to work on development and progression of nano-technology and or quantum computing. I am fairly certain that the first one fits in with Electrical Engineering, but I am not as sure on the second.

    With these goals in mind, is there anything I should or could be doing to help me get there? I don't really see what I could be doing besides going to school, but I just get the feeling that there must be something I am supposed to do to "make sure" I get into the field I want. Is a Physics degree a better option?

    Sorry if these questions seem a bit broad, I am not sure what to ask
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  3. Sep 2, 2009 #2
    I more or less have the same intentions, but I guess the only difference is that I am looking at chemical engineering. To be honest, nanotech is a very broad term and is made up of many different disciplines. I would think that when dealing with matter on such a small scale it would be in the area of chemistry, since technology itself does not exist on that level, at least to my knowledge, but to answer your question, I would recommend chemical, but I do not see why electrical would not work. I suggest speaking to a few professors at your school, they should be able to help you.
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