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Trying to decide between Electrical and Mechanical...

  1. Nov 5, 2015 #1
    I am 2nd year engineering student. I haven't had to take any classes that were specific to a certain type of engineering but next semester I will and now I'm stressing which one I should choose. I know a lot more about mechanical engineering than I do electrical, but I think electrical would definitely be cool too. I think I could do either tbh and whichever one I do I will be happy with it just sucks that I'm so in the middle of the two of them.

    I'm considering mechanical because when I look at statics and dynamics problems they look really interesting, partially because I know a lot about what they're talking about, where I have no idea what a basic circuits problem is telling me. I'm considering electrical engineering because I think the type of stuff you can make is awesome. I can see myself engineering things in my free time if I go for electrical engineering, whereas with mechanical, I'm not really sure.

    So basically I think the classes I would take in mechanical engineering would be more interesting but the stuff you can do with an electrical engineering degree would be cooler.

    Idk if anyone will be able to just tell me which one it sounds like I'm leaning towards but I think knowing more about electrical engineering will definitely help me make my decision.
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  3. Nov 5, 2015 #2


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    Why don't you discuss with a local adviser about mechatronics? You may be able to accommodate for a multi-disciplinary approach in your program.
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