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Electrical Engineering

I like engineering mostly electricity(soldering/building real circuit boards), however I hate coding what should I do? #engineering #electrical-engineering

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Krishna’s Answer

If you love to do soldering and make circuits but don't like coding, electrical engineering is the field for you. You will have to study a little coding as it is part of the syllabus but it won't be much difficult for you. If you are good at coding, definitely it will give you an extra edge but it is not mandatory that you have to be good at coding to be an electrical engineer. You need to be really good at math and logical analysis to be a good electrical engineer. As you have a love towards it definitely you will be a successful electrical engineer. I can also assure you that electrical engineering is the field for you. All the best.

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Samuel’s Answer

I'm going to disagree with the other answers. It's becoming more and more common that the sort of electrical engineer who works on the soldering/circuit board level needs to know how to code and to be able to work at the place where hardware and code intersect. If you absolutely know that you hate coding, there are certainly electrical engineering careers for you, but you may not find as many opportunities involving the things you already enjoy.
That being said, I went into school with the exact same likes and dislikes as you. However, my experience in school and at work has forced me to develop those skills I didn't have a natural proclivity for, and I now love coding. If you haven't already gotten an arduino and done some small projects with it, that's a great way to get a feeling for the type of coding you might end up doing - no Operating System or drivers to push through, just directly twiddling bits and turning things on and off.

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Abdulellah’s Answer

Same here, I hate coding. I have taken a couple courses about coding and I learned a little bit, but still not good at it, it is just not what I like to do. So what I mean here is that you don't need to be good at coding. Loving buidling circuits will lead you to more in-depth and interesting topics that I'm sure you will love as well and will make you a good electrical engineer.


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Greg’s Answer

I really hated coding in school too. I just had to accept the fact that I had a few courses and take it the best way I could. Hang in there through it. Try to think about it as another learning opportunity. In your career there will be tasks that aren't fun so I encourage you to think optimistically even though it is t something you may enjoy.

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