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What technology field is best for the future --- is Electrical Engineering dead?

I know I want to go into tech period.
I love Computer Engineering class and I flat out fall asleep in Accounting, even tho it is easy.
I'm in Grade 12 right now and I am taking the standard engineering courses.
(A Functions, Chem, Physics, Calculus, English)

But I am trying to find a tech field that has a lot of potential in this country.


I was thinking Electrical Engineering, but is Electrical engineering a job thats easily outsourced (to China, India)? Is there much job security? Do you have to chase after jobs by moving from place to place? Is work on contract basis, or full time?

If Electrical Engineering is not good, what other technology related fields are good for the future?

Asked by kamrann1785787

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9 answers

Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 am

Nanotech is the future!

kris.r.bilodeau1906919

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 am

@spacing1234 wroteI know I want to go into tech period.
I love Computer Engineering class and I flat out fall asleep in Accounting, even tho it is easy.
I'm in Grade 12 right now and I am taking the standard engineering courses.
(A Functions, Chem, Physics, Calculus, English)

But I am trying to find a tech field that has a lot of potential in this country.


I was thinking Electrical Engineering, but is Electrical engineering a job thats easily outsourced (to China, India)? Is there much job security? Do you have to chase after jobs by moving from place to place? Is work on contract basis, or full time?

If Electrical Engineering is not good, what other technology related fields are good for the future?
There are still a shitload of jobs for Computer Engineer, Software Developer/Programmer.

chow1337976675

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 am

Nanotech is interesting.
I think Mechatronics might get more jobs than Nanotech right now just cause nanotech is more of a research thing at the moment.

I don't really like computer science making big games and writing thousands of lines of code.

I liked programming with embedded systems, microcontrollers though because I could actually see my code working on my breadboard for traffic lights, elevator etc.

What career would embedded system programming be more in ? Software engineering, computer engineering, or electrical engineering? And is it something you could outsource?

kamrann1785787

uThink Member

Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 am

Probably computer engineering. Not sure why you're concerned about outsourcing. There's a reason why people get paid $100,000+ out of school to code in the US rather than companies looking towards other countries. Its hard to find high quality engineers, and then you have the issues of time zones, not being on site, communication, etc.

jeff1751623185

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:00 am

What exactly is Systems Design Engineering?
My teacher was saying his old student, a guy at Waterloo who took Systems Design Engineering got a job right away as a project manager at Microsoft at 24.

What sort of jobs and skills do you end up with when all is said and done?

kamrann1785787

uThink Member

Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:00 am

In a nutshell - a general engineering program that stresses good design (interaction design, economics, etc.) by stressing the entirety of the design cycle, rather than just a portion. Learns technical material from most engineering disciplines (e.g. we learn circuits and systems but not to the extent of electrical engineers, take algorithms and programming courses, drafting courses, etc.) to get a strong technical background in all disciplines. Specializations come near the end of the degree, in almost any field you want. Jack of all trades, master of one, if you will.

If you're still deciding between engineering programs and want a better idea before you apply, come out to the Ontario University Fair this weekend if you're in the GTA. You should be able to find current students in all disciplines to share their perspectives.

And yes - there are people who graduate into phenomenal jobs, but that's true for every program. The reason why SYDE students are pretty well suited towards product/project management jobs is because of the broad level of knowledge we do, and all the design projects. I'm personally in product management, and while I don't need the same level of knowledge as a developer on my team, I need to be able to communication to them in technical terms and understand what they're building on closer level.

jeff1751623185

uThink Member

Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:00 am

@spacing1234 wroteNanotech is interesting.
I think Mechatronics might get more jobs than Nanotech right now just cause nanotech is more of a research thing at the moment.

I don't really like computer science making big games and writing thousands of lines of code.

I liked programming with embedded systems, microcontrollers though because I could actually see my code working on my breadboard for traffic lights, elevator etc.

What career would embedded system programming be more in ? Software engineering, computer engineering, or electrical engineering? And is it something you could outsource?
Software Engineering or Computer Engineering would be ideal. Computer Science can also get you there but honestly, it is like taking the long way around. Aerospace Engineering is also an option.

I've actually worked with Embedded systems in my last Coop. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

chow1337976675

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Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:39 am

I do not think so, it is rather perspective sphere in my opinion. Electrical engineering is important for a great number of businesses

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