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I wanna Join to a R&D team in a Audio company, help me

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Hey guys... im a high school leaver. and im applying for my college to do my major. Ive been a audio fan since i was a small kid :) so i would like to work in the industry.. so back to the original question.  which Major should i pick? i was think to get Mechatronics at first, but then again its all about robotics... i dont knw im kinda lost here. if any one can guide me to the right direction , ill be more than happy :) 

Thank you sylaw!

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I'm not the sharpest egg in the drawer.

 

But probably... electrical engineering?

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Electrical/Electronics Engineering is probably the most direct route. Look for a school with programs for partnering with industry for projects, internships and recruiting. But don't expect to walk out of college and start designing products. You will have to earn your way into the R&D role. Running bench tests, analyzing product failures, writing test procedures, plotting test data, make small tweaks to existing designs, prototyping someone else's design - almost every engineer has to work in the trenches before they get to play with the fun stuff. Good luck - study hard!
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Electrical/Electronics Engineering is probably the most direct route. Look for a school with programs for partnering with industry for projects, internships and recruiting. But don't expect to walk out of college and start designing products. You will have to earn your way into the R&D role. Running bench tests, analyzing product failures, writing test procedures, plotting test data, make small tweaks to existing designs, prototyping someone else's design - almost every engineer has to work in the trenches before they get to play with the fun stuff. Good luck - study hard!

thanks alot for ur Input sir.. :)  do u think doing mechaTronics will be absolutely worthless when it comes to the industry?

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Worthless? No - there are plenty of engineers working outside of their original specialty - but it might be harder to get where you want to go. I'm sure that a combination of mechanical/electrical/computer/controls would be very useful in many different companies - especially larger manufacturing companies that would have a significant amount of automation in their manufacturing processes. Whether that ultimately will get you to the "R&D" role in audio you desire is hard to say.

Heck, I'm not working in the field or the industry I originally desired. My undergraduate degree is in Aeronautical Engineering. I worked in aerospace for almost 15 years, but my jobs had really been doing more SW Engineering and then Project Management than pure Aero. I finally moved to IT and never went back to engineering. Moving into IT allowed me to work in a much wider variety of industries - from hi-tech electronics to restaurant & hospitality to apparel to medical device manufacturing. Now that I'm in IT management, all I need to know how to do is beat-up vendors, motivate employees and BS senior executives... wink.gif

I wish I had a dollar for every engineering student I have talked to that said they wanted to work in "design" - everyone says that! smily_headphones1.gif

Study subjects you are interested in studying. Enthusiasm and a passion for something is more than half the battle on the path to success.
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