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The correct engineering degree

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #1
    Hello I am a 19 year old undergraduate college student that is interested in the field of robotics but I’m not sure in what direction to go in. I am planning to transfer to either CalPoly or Cal State LB after community college depending on the program that offers the best courses. Computer science and Engineering are the only courses my community college offers that to my understanding are related to robotics. I am planning to double major, would these two programs help me go in the right path to robotics or am I missing something? Having more opportunities for employment or high income is not as important to me, what's important to me is enjoying what i do because it is my interest and learning everything i need to know about robots for example; Artificial Intelligence, designing, building, programming, controlling, repairing, etc. I am planning to take electives like mathematics and physics, i read through plenty of forums that recommend different options but which one would be the right combination of two majors or just one major that provides all robotics technology.

    mechatronics or robotic engineering?
    computer science/electronic engineering,
    computer science/mechanical engineering,
    computer science/robotic engineering,
    computer science/computer engineering
    robotic engineering/computer engineering,
    robotic engineering/mechatronics
    mechatronics/computer science
    mechatronics/computer engineering
    computer engineering/electronic engineering

    Anyone with robotics experience feel free to leave your opinions. Has anyone attended these universities?

    Thank you
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  3. Aug 5, 2013 #2
    CalPoly is very good for engineering. I would choose robotic engineering/mechatronics because mechatronics includes some computer science/engineering. You really can't go wrong with any of those choices though.
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