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Engineering Would I be better suited to engineering or computer science?

  1. Jul 31, 2010 #1
    What kind of people are well suited to be engineers? Who would excel and enjoy a career in engineering? Could you describe the ideal person to be an engineer?

    More then anything I love science and mathematics. I am very interested in technology, especially computer hardware and software. I love understanding how things work. I enjoy watching the discovery channel. I like learning about how power plants, airplanes, computers, software, airports, and other things work. Do I sound like someone suited to engineering? I haven't been interested in engineering before the start of high school. I didn't actually know about the career then. I never had previously thought of myself doing engineering before, but I am considering it now.

    I am having difficulty choosing between engineering and computer science. I really am fasinated by certain things in computer science like AI, machine learning, theory of computation, etc. However, I am not so interested in programming all day, I think. I'm not sure. I like programming, but I don't know if I'd like doing it all day long. Sadly most CS grads just become developers, to do what I want to do in CS could only be done in a research career, which I am interested in as well.

    I also like the idea of doing math everyday in my career, which makes me think engineering would be better for me. Although I am also quite interested in all of that theory with CS. But I am also interested in hardware and electronics and would likely enjoy doing electrical or computer engineering.

    What do you think I should do? Any advice? :)
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2010 #2
    Why not look up computer engineering?
     
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