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How difficult is it to become an Engineer with an Undergraduate Degree in Physics?

cawmomcawmom Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
I am torn between studying physics and studying engineering. Could I realistically move into engineering if I study physics as an undergrad?

Replies to: How difficult is it to become an Engineer with an Undergraduate Degree in Physics?

  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    Not without transferring if the initial undergrad school u select doesn't have an engineering major.

  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,572 Forum Champion
    Yes, you can find a job in engineering with a physics degree if you judiciously choose your elective courses to include a significant amount of design or if you choose an Engineering or Applied Physics degree, where that kind of course material is built into the curriculum.
  • txl146txl146 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I work in 300mm semiconductor fab and deal with engineers with Physics background (mostly PhD).
  • cosmicfishcosmicfish Registered User Posts: 4,271 Senior Member
    I know a few engineers who work as engineers with physics degrees, although some (not all!) went on to get engineering graduate degrees.
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