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What does an engineer's job really entail?

  1. Feb 15, 2010 #1
    Hi
    I'm starting university soon and I'm not really sure what I want to do.
    I have been wondering whether to take up engineering as a profession as I'm interested in electrical/electronic aspects of physics. But I'm not sure what the jobs of engineers really include? Does it involve a lot of designing? What does an electrical/electronic engineer really do?

    What is the difference between engineering and say BSc physics? And what kind of jobs do Msc Physicists get?

    Sorry for my ignorance but please help!
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2010 #2
    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Options_with_your_subject/Your_degree_in_electrical_electronic_engineering/Your_skills/p!eeXdppm [Broken]

    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Options_with_your_subject/Your_degree_in_physics/Your_skills/p!efbaepi [Broken]

    These links should help. Have a read and, if you have any questions, come back to us!
     
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