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Hadessa, Toronto

AddedTuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Is electrical engineering a good choice if I didn't like the electrical part of physics?
Is electrical engineering very difficult? If I found physics a bit hard in high school and did not really enjoy the circuits (volts, ohms, resistance, etc) part of it should I be looking into electrical or would you advise mechanical? And which engineering has the least amount of programming?
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  • Philippa Martin , University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Answered Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM
    Hi Hadessa, I always found Electrical Engineering (EE) easier than physics, just because of the way my mind works.  Unlike yourself, I loved circuits.  I am having heaps of fun currently with Lilypad arduino.  However, there is more to EE than just circuits.  I lecture to both EE and Computer Engineering students.  We use quite a bit of programming. I think of EE and CE as being the brains of a project, ie. we control, gather and analyze information.  This tends to involve computing or circuits of some form, but not always.  
    I guess I would like to turn your question around ... What do you like doing?  What interests you?  Why do you think it would be cool to be an engineer?
    Wishing you all the best for the future. Sorry for the slow reply.