Hi. I just finished first year mechanical engineering and I'm at a bit of a crossroads. My true passion is in particle physics but for some personal reasons I didn't go into Pure Physics, I went into mechanical engineering. At the moment I'm pondering switching into Electrical because a lot of the people who know me tell me that I'll enjoy it more (i.e. my interests are oriented more towards it). Now here's my dilemma: I know I'll be staying in engineering (again for personal reasons). So what I would like to do is be in the field of engineering that will keep me as close as possible to the physics that interests me and that's how I narrowed it down to Mechanical and Electrical. Now my assumption (which I think is a fair one) is that if I can get into grad school focusing on particle physics, then I can still end up working in a job that I truly love without having to abandon my engineering degree. So if I had to phrase this whole situation in one question it would be: Which of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering would give me a stronger chance of getting into grad school for Physics? Oh, and if needed, I would have no problems doing a minor in Physics. I go to the University of Toronto and they offer a Physics minor. Please refrain from biased opinions and keep to hard facts :) Thanks.