I am an undergraduate student in Canada doing a double degree concurrently, a B.Sc (Bachelors of Science) and a B.Eng (Bacehlors of Engineering) over 5 years. (8 years down to three at the price of my sanity? Sure haha!).
My Major in Science is Physics, and my Discipline in Engineering is Electrical/Computer.
When it comes to picking my masters, I have three options:
- M.Sc (Science, thesis based)
- M.A.Sc (Applied Science, thesis based)*
- M.Eng ( Engineering, project based)
From knowing nearly nothing about these, I think the M.A.Sc sounds right for me, sort of a "middle ground".
I want to go on study quantum computers, specifically to apply the principles of quantum field theory to microprocessors and develop quantum computing hardware and software. (I work as a computer programmer alongside my studies, and I've been a professional polyglot programmer since I was 16, and a hobbyist since I was 11)
My question is, which masters would help me more on a path to a Ph.D, and eventually to a job in academia?
A fellow undergrad suggested I do a double-masters to compliment the double-degree, is this possible? Would it be useful to me at all?