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Hey guys!

I really need help with picking between the two; both can interest me but I think I'm more on mechanical engineering side but then again I think I would find electrical and electronic engineering very interesting!

I don't want to be one of those but I do find pay and most of all employability important. I want to do the branch which will is more in demand/likely to grant me a job. I know they are two diff. disciplines but I am interested in both. I'm at this point where I need to know which has more promising scopes for employment, pay and future prospects.

Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated. I posted this to get the most up to date info about the market/the two degrees. Which one would you pick and why?

Hope you're all good,
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In my opinion electrical engineering has greater employment opportunities in the UK.
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Hey guys!

I really need help with picking between the two; both can interest me but I think I'm more on mechanical engineering side but then again I think I would find electrical and electronic engineering very interesting!

I don't want to be one of those but I do find pay and most of all employability important. I want to do the branch which will is more in demand/likely to grant me a job. I know they are two diff. disciplines but I am interested in both. I'm at this point where I need to know which has more promising scopes for employment, pay and future prospects.

Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated. I posted this to get the most up to date info about the market/the two degrees. Which one would you pick and why?

Hope you're all good,
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I would look at modules and see which you find more appealing.

both have lots of industry & professional opportunities inside and outside of engineering for graduates.

One thing is almost all mechanical systems nowadays have some element of electrical control involved.
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Hey guys!

I really need help with picking between the two; both can interest me but I think I'm more on mechanical engineering side but then again I think I would find electrical and electronic engineering very interesting!

I don't want to be one of those but I do find pay and most of all employability important. I want to do the branch which will is more in demand/likely to grant me a job. I know they are two diff. disciplines but I am interested in both. I'm at this point where I need to know which has more promising scopes for employment, pay and future prospects.

Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated. I posted this to get the most up to date info about the market/the two degrees. Which one would you pick and why?

Hope you're all good,
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Another potential option is doing a degree like electrical and mechanical engineering, which will cover elements of both, to at least BEng level; then, once you've got a grounding in both disciplines, deciding which avenue you want to take further?

Quite a few universities offer this combination. Some of them will be more biased towards either mechanical or electrical, depending on the course structure.

https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/und...gineeringmeng/
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/underg...ering-5-years/
https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/courses/...al-engineering
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...lacement-year/
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...l-engineering/
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I would look at modules and see which you find more appealing.

both have lots of industry & professional opportunities inside and outside of engineering for graduates.

One thing is almost all mechanical systems nowadays have some element of electrical control involved.
Electrical it is! The modules most definitely interest me more and the idea of working with circuits, energy generation and control systems is very appealing to me...although mechanical is amazing I think I will actually be fascinated with EEE. I see it as a magicians degree you literally control electricity and can do so many things with it. I'll most likely do MSc in Computer Engineering afterwards!
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Another potential option is doing a degree like electrical and mechanical engineering, which will cover elements of both, to at least BEng level; then, once you've got a grounding in both disciplines, deciding which avenue you want to take further?

Quite a few universities offer this combination. Some of them will be more biased towards either mechanical or electrical, depending on the course structure.

https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/und...gineeringmeng/
https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/underg...ering-5-years/
https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/courses/...al-engineering
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...lacement-year/
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...l-engineering/
Thank you for your help! I'm more keen on sticking to one of the two and I've decided I'll go with Electrical!
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