Hardware or Software degree? In what direction is the tech world moving?Plainesoteric (2967879) writes "In this age where technology is everywhere it's still a tough question among many high school students whether to take a hardware degree or a software degree.
Let's assume we got a fresh mind who is finding it hard to decide whether to take an Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) degree or a Computer Science(with Pure/Applied Math) degree. The student in this case is passionate about mathematics and loves everything tech. He is biased whether to go towards the hardware or software route since he likes them both. In such a context, what would you suggest the student for a better career?
While the ECE degree is more of a general degree, will it be in favor of the student in his career?
Now let's assume that the student in our case has plans for having a Masters Degree in a top 10 University in the United States. Could an undergrad in ECE possibly get him a Masters in Computer Science or he can't possibly do a Masters in Computer Science without the Undergrad in a Computer Science major?
My personal opinion is really directed towards the BSc in Computer Science since I believe that even if 1 day the manufacturing of hardware stops, there will still be a huge demand for Software.
But would an ECE degree provide the student an option to decide whether to take the Hardware or Software route, whereby the student could go for a Masters degree?"