MACAQUEI'm studying engineering and I'm deciding between Mechanical and Electrical. Mechanical more broadly applicable than Electrical. If you get a bachelors in Mechanical you can go get your masters/PHD in pretty much any discipline of engineering, but with Electrical you don't really have that option. Most mechanical engineers take a couple EE classes anyways.
Idk I'm not that concerned, I hear it's much broader than many other fields of engineering. ME is a bad comparison because that's the broadest! I almost went in to that, but im in Statics right now, and uhh fuck that haha.
PuzzledAlright, EE will blow your mind, and ALL YOUR FREE TIME. Expect to stay at school on the weekends since you need them oscilloscopes and shitty work stations to test your shit. I'm currently in the computer engineering program, and we were coupled with the EEs for the first year (yes, this most likely means you will learn about programming and discrete maths, depending on your program). I won't lie to you, EE is all about maths, I hope you like to use softwares like Matlab and Altium. Most of your time will be spent mathematically translating existing circuits to find filter gains, imaginary poles n shit. The true designing stuff will start to pop up in your second year, but being good at designing won't get you good grades. Find an internship if you want to design and conceptualize, but it requires all of the above anyways.
Googled both, Altium looks EXACTLY what I want to do... Matlab looks like hell. What's the difference between CompE and EE? They're so similar. I know that I'll have to take programming classes either way but i'm just REALLY not trying to obtain a career in programming shit, that's why I chose EE, plus it's broader.