(Original post by pheonix254)
I'm going to have to start charging for my advice, aren't I.
I did electronics WITH power systems. I chose the power systems bit due to a sponsorship scheme known as the IET Power Academy, but my esteemed friend Foghorn Leghorn (above, and actually I don't know him, I don't think - I might do) got banned for being in an argument about that so I don't tend to mention it much. Free money at university though - look into it.
ANYWAY, What do you want to do? If you want to do power systems, I advise you to do electronic/electrical engineering, otherwise known as EEE. If you want to do communications, for which the vast majority of the employment is the mobile phone/ semiconductor industry, then I'd suggest you do electronic or electronic/electrical engineering, otherwise known as EE or EEE.
a theme is developing here, yes? my advice, don't bother specialising. study both at university, like I did, you can pick one based on which type of maths you prefer - frequency analysis, or erm... frequency analysis (it's a different frequency for communciations)
Power systems is in demand, as too many people are opting for "cool" electronics, mobiles, computers rather than boring, old fashioned electric motors, power grids and power stations. A UK energy crisis is coming, and it'll be the EEE grads sorting it out first, with the help of converted EE grads
once the money is right. That said, communications is the absolute cornerstone of the current digital revolution, so that's in demand too, and not going away. And on yet another flip-side, once the power infrastructure goes down, the communications infrastructure that relies on the former will go down also
In summary. Change your "OR" gate to and "AND" gate, study EEE/EE and you've solved your problem. Unless you're trying to choose modules. The MIET in me says Power Systems, the MIEEE in me says Communications. They're both different, both useful and both in demand.
Stu Haynes MEng MIET MIEEE.