Career Advice For A High School Student Down In The South
Q: I am a current high school senior who is graduating early and I would like to ask for advice for somebody that is in the field of EE. I have a 4.0 gpa in high school ,and obviously I love math, computers, and even computer programming. What's even better is the fact that I actually understand Calculus, C++, Java ,and Physics. I despise the idea of going to Georgia Tech only to screw up my gpa. So I have decided to goto a Southern Polytechnic State University. They offer electrical engineering technology, computer engineering technology, and telecommunications engineering technology. Basically my only question is the following: 1. Is it better to get the electrical and computer engineering technology degrees? 2. Is it better to get the masters in electrical engineering technology? 3. Is it better to go into computer engineering technology and computer science?
A: If you are more hands on, and want to apply concepts learned right away take the engineering technolgy course. Since you enjoy physics and math you should take the engineering course. The difference between the two is engineering technology is more practical applications , while engineering is theoretical. The math and physics won't be as heavy in an engineering tech program than it is in engineering. The next problem is it also depends on what college you attend. I graduated from the Milwaukee School Of Engineering with a BS EET, the track I followed was an older track tha shadowed the EE program, so even thogh I took engineering technology, I took the same courses as Electrical Engineer. The first two years were hands on , but the last two years were more theory, heavy math and heavy physics. In the end I took the same courses as EEs did with same amount of math a physics. Today the program is setup to be more technology based, and leaning less toward the engineering side.Cross reference programs from different colleges to find one that fits your needs.
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