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    Degree ?

    What degree should I be looking for stuff like GPU or CPU design or repair ?

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    Re: Degree ?

    You would be looking at a degree in computer engineering. I recommend UNSW, after all it is the best engineering school!

    Full name: Bachelor of Computer Engineering(Honours)
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    Re: Degree ?

    design and repair are too completely different things

    if you want to work for a company like intel or AMD, you'd be getting tertiary education

    if you want to repair and be more of a technican sort of role, then you don't really need a qualification, but maybe tafe. something like this: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/course/-/...bly-and-Repair
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    Re: Degree ?

    so, commuter engineering

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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    so, commuter engineering
    computer engineering yea

    or software engineering

    or computer science
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    Re: Degree ?

    I also read electrical engineering or electronics engineering

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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    I also read electrical engineering or electronics engineering
    yea if you also want to head down that path.


    your subjects won't be specifically focused on comp eng tho

    it will also be other areas like power systems, signal processing etc - things you may not necessarily like
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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    yea if you also want to head down that path.


    your subjects won't be specifically focused on comp eng tho

    it will also be other areas like power systems, signal processing etc - things you may not necessarily like
    Is computer engineering and electronic engineering similar

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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    Is computer engineering and electronic engineering similar
    if u look at the handbooks at unsw

    https://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/und...ns/2019/ELECAH

    https://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/und...ns/2019/COMPBH

    u can see that the first 2 years are similar then 3rd and 4th years are different
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    Re: Degree ?

    Thanks, but you misheard me, I said electronic NOT electrical
    Last edited by 11ac; 3 Apr 2019 at 1:38 PM.

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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    Thanks, but you misheard me, I said electronic NOT electrical
    Nah i heard

    Never heard of a degree called "electronics engineering"

    If you happen to find one then compare and contrast with computer engineering and that should answer your question
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    Re: Degree ?

    It says here that:

    Electrical Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engineering
    Electronic Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_engineering
    Computer Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_engineering


    --Electrical Engineering (Degree)
    ------ Electronics Engineering (Discipline)
    ------------- Computer Engineering (Sub-field)


    So, therefore they are all from Electrical Engineering ?
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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    It says here that:

    Electrical Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_engineering
    Electronic Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_engineering
    Computer Engineering: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_engineering


    --Electrical Engineering (Degree)
    ------ Electronic Engineering (Discipline)
    ------------- Computer Engineering (Sub-field)


    So, therefore they are all from Electrical Engineering ?
    not sure what ur asking

    but all branches of engineering are somewhat related in one way or another

    for example, I have a degree in mechatronics engineering but at work I do a bit of design work (mechanical?) and designing PCBs (electrical) as well as bit of research on materials/manufacturing

    back to ur OP question, if you wanna do something like CPU design; the degree it matters but not necessarily the branch. ie you could be say a mechanical engineer working on new socket designs for intel cpus or a materials engineer trying to optimise silicon in the chip or something along those lines
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    Re: Degree ?

    --Electrical Engineering (Degree)
    ------ Electronics Engineering (Discipline)
    ------------- Computer Engineering (Sub-field)

    What I mean above ^ is that more you move down the list it get more specialised.

    So, only the degree matters not what you specialise in ?
    Last edited by 11ac; 4 Apr 2019 at 1:45 PM.

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    Re: Degree ?

    You typically specialise in something during your career, not during your degree. The degree just helps you enter that field and get your foot in the door of that industry.

    Electrical engineering generally encompasses everything you've described. But then again, computer engineering also sounds just as applicable, though this is the first time I've ever heard of a degree called "computer engineering".
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    Re: Degree ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 11ac View Post
    --Electrical Engineering (Degree)
    ------ Electronics Engineering (Discipline)
    ------------- Computer Engineering (Sub-field)

    What I mean above ^ is that more you move down the list it get more specialised.

    So, only the degree matters not what you specialise in ?
    Do flexible first year engineering and decide your major in 2nd year when u have a better idea of what u need

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