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Engineering What kind of engineering would be good to study

  1. Nov 6, 2009 #1
    Double majoring is an option, but
    Electrical engineering is the most interesting and of upmost importance and fun ,but areas such as nano technology, envionrmental issues and biological engineering really seem important in a concerning sort of way. As if they need to be studied also , biological things are important to know about for health reasons, and to be at the forefront of nano technology.....
    which to choose, what is fun (electrical) or what is important ( environmental science or engineering to save the earth from pollution etc, biological engineering, or nano technology) ???
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  3. Nov 7, 2009 #2
    The only bit of wisdom I can bestow upon you is to follow what you truly enjoy. It sounds like EE is your passion, but you're interested in being a socially conscious person (env. science, biomed, etc). That is all well and good but at the end of the day, if you don't truly enjoy what you do, you aren't going to be a happy person. Remember, you'll spend more waking time with your work (40+ hours/wk) than you probably will with your family/friends, so it needs to be of equal enjoyment and challenge to your non-work life. Also, remember that there is such a broad spectrum to EE that you will undoubtedly touch upon areas where you can overlap your knowledge with some of the others areas you mentioned.

    Best of luck!
  4. Nov 7, 2009 #3


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    They are all important and seem to be fun for those (or most) who practice.

    Nano technology is just the latest in a long line of developments of applying physics to smaller scales. Electronics in particular has gone from large vacuum tubes to ever smaller diodes, transistors, and microcircuits.

    Environmental engineering, particularly process engineering that is designed to minimize adverse impact on the environment is important.

    Electrical engineering is important becuase most modern industrial societies are dependent on electronics and things electrical.
  5. Nov 7, 2009 #4
    Your post here is a good thing, clearly, studying EE could potentionally help the environment if some kind of technology could be developed for recycling purposes on a nano level or something along those lines.
  6. Nov 21, 2009 #5
    Well you must go for the field you want to join or you really enjoy doing.Though Software engineering is very popular now a days but you should do what you think you will be best in.
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