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I recently switched my major from CIS to EE, and I feel like I made a mistake because everyone says CIS is where it's at - in terms of jobs and just the general landscape of the world. Would love to hear from EE majors :)


I'm in MEAM so I got the opinion of my friend in EE:

"I agree that there are many more high paying jobs in engineering available for people with a CIS skillset, however being an EE major does not exclude you from getting these jobs or interviews if you have the skills required (you'll probably have to teach yourself tho). I've found that people view EE as more rigorous than CIS so it will actually differentiate you since there are so few people doing EE. That being said, just study what you want to study and you'll end up in a job/career/classes that you'll find most worthwhile."

Angsty Armadillo, April 14th 2019, 10:09pm

What's the easiest engineering elective?


MEAM101 is pretty fun! I would say it is easy, but does require some time. It's also very easy to get a good grade.

Angsty Armadillo, April 4th 2019, 11:58am

I would consider NETS213! The assignments are not particularly hard (mostly using Amazon Mechanical Turk and some easy Python), I haven't been to class since week 1, grading is easy, and you get some free late days. All in all I would say it's like 1-2 hours of work a week.

Absent Aardvark, April 4th 2019, 12:07 pm

Here is a list of the "30 easiest and hardest classes at Penn": https://projects.thedp.com/2016/04/PCR/article/thirty-easiest-hardest-classes.html  

If you are looking to take electives that satisfy engineering requirements but are not in SEAS, I've heard ANTH238 is an interesting and easy class (counts for SS breadth).

SS/H breadth courses: https://ugrad.seas.upenn.edu/student-handbook/courses-requirements/social-sciences-and-humanities-breadth/

SS/H depth courses: https://ugrad.seas.upenn.edu/student-handbook/courses-requirements/social-sciences-and-humanities-depth/

Pesky Penguin, April 4th 2019, 2:13 pm