Hi. Is there a movement in some electrical engineering programs to favour programming skills over a more hands on/electronics approach (if I could call it that)? If so, what is the motivation for this? Trends in skills demanded by industry/academia? Schools associated with more programming/CS skills include MIT and U of Toronto (I imagine U Waterloo as well). I thought EE programs were pretty uniform, with some schools having more established reputations than others of course. Just asking. PS: Sorry I do not have any links. These are things I come across and don't pay much attention to at first.