Mechanical or Electrical Engineering?

<p>I am having a hard time deciding whether I should major in "Mechanic Engineering" or "Computer Science & Electrical Engineering". I have the following worries.</p>

<p>First of all, I love programming. I love writing websites and writing applications for the iPhone Appstore. But I'm afraid that I'll get bored with those electrical circuits or signal transferring topics in the Computer Science and electrical engineering course because I'm not really interested in connecting motherboards or building the electrical components of a computer.</p>

<p>So, I'm interested in computer programming, but I'm not interested in building those electrical components and circuits. I found that I also like mechanic engineering because I'm interested in coming up with a new concept, planning it out, and finding suitable materials to make the whole thing work.</p>

<p>I really wish that I could create a company that manufactures electronic devices for people e.g. Apple, but I'm not interested in the "inside components" of an iPod, so should I take mechanic engineering or computer science and electrical engineering?</p>

<p>Thanks and I appreciate your help!</p>

<p>I had a similar problem. What I did was major in Mechanical Engineering as an undergrad. Then for grad school, I chose to work with a professor who does vehicle dynamics and GPS systems. There is a lot of electrical engineering that goes on here, and I have a few deficiencies in the EE field, but nothing I cannot overcome. There are EE students that work in the same lab as well that have similar problems with ME field concepts, so we balance each other out.</p>

<p>I'd recommend picking one or the other, and then for grad school, find a professor who does research that involves both fields.</p>

<p>I had a similar issue in Undergrad, I got accepted as an ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering), but choose to switch to ME before the start of classes. You have to ask yourself what path you would like better, though there is some crossover in certain areas. Did you prefer Physics 1 (Mechanics) or Physics 2 (Electricity, etc), that might clue you in on a course of action.</p>

<p>I ended up ME for a couple reason, it's the broadest field in engineering generally so you can get your hands in lot of different areas. The most important was I love understanding how the world works physically, and ME is really the perfect major for that. You can look at everything in a whole new light, not just products or things you use, but how your body moves, how differences in temperature effects things, how the air flows over your car... It was really a great choice for me. </p>

<p>So do you want to know about the stuff I mentioned, or would figuring out the inside of the newest smartphone be more interesting?</p>