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    (Original post by a10)
    just to make things more interesting, in that aspect (of the function of induction and synchronous machines) yes EE is probably better but..

    in terms of the processes in the actual energy plant and machinery then mechanical engineering is hugely relevant and better in that aspect
    But you won't have any energy or power related modules at university, as far as I understand? I even heard that at the mechanical dept in Bath they were possibly looking at hiring an EE Prof/Doc who specialises in electrical machines, as they want to put more effort into this area. The future is electrical.
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    But you won't have any energy or power related modules at university, as far as I understand? I even heard that at the mechanical dept in Bath they were possibly looking at hiring an EE Prof/Doc who specialises in electrical machines, as they want to put more effort into this area. The future is electrical.
    At my university, in the third year the mech eng students get a choice to study a module that the EEE guys do called "Electrical Drive Systems" and it contains the stuff about induction/server motors/stepper motors for power generation uses. So i guess it depends on the university, at my university we seem to have a very good balance of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and even though its more biased towards mechanical it is good that we have a solid background of the basics of electrical engineering.

    Besides the world will ALWAYS need mechanical engineers :cool:
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    Besides the world will ALWAYS need mechanical engineers :cool:
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    :lol:
 
 
 
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