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Old 26th January 2008
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I'm also from a southern engineering school, and studied Computer engineering... didn't graduate, mind you, but that hasn't slowed me down much.

In both CE and EE (not CS!), you'll start off with passive electricity (called Networks) and move to Electronics which is all about semiconductors.

The difference comes into play when you want to take the upper level classes. You'll have choices of things like signal processing (great stuff), communications theory (also deceptively titled... really filter theory), operating systems, and VLSI design.

Anyway, in EE, you don't have any choice but to study things like power transmission (just power transformers and high voltage) and control systems (what makes manufacturing work) and that stuff sucks. In CE, you have more choice to mix and match computer programming courses with analog theory classes and then learn to make them work together in DSP.

good luck...