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    BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Hi, I'm currently doing electrical engineering (BE/ME) at UNSW, but I'm not sure if I should continue with this or transfer to a dual degree in electrical engineering and commerce. Would a master's degree or double degree be better in this case for job prospects and what sort of jobs am I more likely to find with each degree? Also there should be no problems with the internal program transfer since the courses I'm doing this year are the ones which I would've done if I had chosen the dual degree this year too. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Less range, but better engineering jobs with the master's. Do the commerce if you're not certain you want to do engineering.
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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Quote Originally Posted by mantequilla View Post
    Less range, but better engineering jobs with the master's. Do the commerce if you're not certain you want to do engineering.
    Right, so if I was certain in doing engineering would commerce be kind of useless to study? Thanks for the reply
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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Pretty much. Obviously having a commerce degree would be helpful, but not as much as a master's. From what I've read, having a master's is when you get to the interesting stuff. You can also get a master's later but that would take even longer. You're options are wide open, but yes, basically if you definitely want to be an engineer you should do the master's.
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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    What do you even want to work as? Why Commerce?

    BTW, you can get into most business roles without a commerce degree as they have no requirements of majors.

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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    What do you even want to work as? Why Commerce?

    BTW, you can get into most business roles without a commerce degree as they have no requirements of majors.
    Engineer, I thought commerce would be useful for having a degree in any situation but apparently that's not the case

    Now I understand most people do engineering and commerce because they are still unsure of what they want to do after uni
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    Re: BE/ME Electrical Engineering vs B Engineering/B Commerce

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp3ctre View Post
    Engineer, I thought commerce would be useful for having a degree in any situation but apparently that's not the case

    Now I understand most people do engineering and commerce because they are still unsure of what they want to do after uni
    Exactly, commerce degree is more of a generalist degree that brings to you a broad variety of job opportunities, or so it seems. In addition, having extra years supposedly allows you to work on your resume, but you don't have to but a lot of people do it.

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