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Electrical Engineering M.Eng. vs M.S.


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Alright. I'm 16 years old, and I plan on attending Texas A&M University in one or two years for a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. From what I have heard, here is the line up.


-Theoretical approach (w/ thesis)

-More scientific knowledge

-Better for working towards a Ph.D.

-Better for scientists

-One to two years to complete


-Applied approach (more class-oriented)

-More applied mathematics knowledge

-Better for working towards an E.E. or P.E.

-Better for engineers

-One to two years to complete

I eventually want to work on a Ph.D. in physics (specifically astrophysics), but I also want to get a job as an electrical engineer. I want to be both a good scientist and engineer. So, my questions are:

  1. Can a B.S. in electrical engineering alone give me enough umph for a Ph.D. in astrophysics?
  2. If so, is it wise to get a M.Eng. for plenty of engineering skills and continue to a Ph.D.?
  3. Will employers be more impressed with a M.S. than a M.Eng., or vise versa?

Well, just let me know please! Any thorough answers would be well appreciated. :)

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