Areas of Focus in Electrical Engineering

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jegues, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. jegues

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Hello all,

    I'm trying to decide whether or not I'd be interested in pursuing a specialized Electrical Engineering degree in one of the many offered "Focus Areas" at my university, but I'm not sure which one best suits me.

    I have a tough time deiciding what I might like to go into because as of right now, I've only taken general courses such as Electric Circuits, Digital Logic, Microprocessing Systems, and Electronics 2E.

    I seem to enjoy the circuit analysis courses moreso than the digital logic/programming courses.

    If I had to rank the ones I've listed above it'd be in the following order,
    Electronics 2E, Electric Circuits, Microprocessing Systems, Digital Logic.

    I still enjoy and appreciate the material presented in the two lower ranked courses, just not as much as the others. (I guess you could say analog over digital, but not really because I enjoy the digital stuff as well!)

    Given that the four available focus areas are,
    • Power and Energy Systems
    • Wireless Communication Devices
    • Biomedical
    • Engineering Physics
    Any suggestions as to which focus area may be more suited for my interests?

    It's difficult for me to choose any one out of the four because I haven't necessairly taken any courses in 3 of the 4 domains.(i.e. Power Systems, Wireless Communication & Biomedical)

    Would anyone like to share there experiences/interests/advice in any of the 4 focus areas mentioned above?

    I'd love to hear how you are finding it, and what you're working on and why you chosen it over the others.

    As always, I appreciate the input.

    Thanks again!
  2. blah2222

    Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2010
    It's really tough to say because all of those focus areas are built off of pretty much all the courses that you listed. Give it another year and you will see where you are more interested. I am pursuing the biomedical route, myself.

  3. Georacer


    Nov 25, 2009
    Well, power electronics have the least to do with digital. Based on what you like I 'd propose power electronics or biomedical.
  4. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
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