On standards or conventions specific to engineering as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field

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I want to approach a certain subject for my diploma project, but unofficially I may get a bad grade for doing so. What should I do? [closed]

I'll need to explain more just so my question can be properly understood. I'm a 4th year Biomedical Engineering student from Romania, currently enrolled in the "Biomaterials and Medical Devices" ...
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What are the proper venues to talk about the ethics of software engineering? [closed]

I am sure we all know about codes of ethics such as the "Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice", and "ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct". But as technology changes, ...
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How to maximize your chances to be accepted to pursue a PhD? [duplicate]

I am in my fourth year of industrial engineering in electronics and IT. So if everything goes well I should get my degree at the end of next year. I would like to pursue a PhD in attitude ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, ...
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Can I do a PhD in Mechanical Engineering without experimental work?

I am a final year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. My PhD comprises only numerical work with a Finite Element Method software, and structural optimization with a developed MATLAB code. I have ...
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Becoming an astronaut engineer [closed]

Which engineering branch will be most suitable for becoming an astronaut and what other options I have if I want to become an astronaut with an engineering background?
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What does the title “Burgerlijk ingenieur” in Belgium mean?

I finished the Master of Science and got my diploma in Belgium. Before obtaining my Masters, I did a Bachelor's in Architecture in Serbia. Altogether I studied six years (4+2). "The holder of this ...
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Engineering degree structure in the United States

I often see in the US that many engineering programs are listed as a BSc or an MSc for Master's. In my country (New Zealand) one can obtain a BSc in three years in a science field, or, if wanting to ...
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What is the difference between bachelor of science in engineering and bachelor of engineering in the US?

There are many different kinds of bachelor degrees. In my country, there seems to be no difference between bachelor of science in engineering and bachelor of engineering. There is only one kind of ...
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Changing Engineering Specialisations after Undergrad [duplicate]

I am wondering whether it is generally possible to change engineering specialisations after completing a bachelors degree. I'm currently completing a bachelor of engineering with honours in chemical ...
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What are the master's degrees in engineering a bachelor in computer engineering can be admitted in?

What are the masteral degrees or courses a bachelor's degree in computer engineering usually leads to? Other than computer engineering itself, that is.
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Most common departmental structure for degrees in EE, CE, and ECE

The acronyms are Computer Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Currently, my Department is ECE, and we offer two degrees within the same ...
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How does already having an academic scholarship affect graduate school admissions?

I'm currently applying to Grad school- mechanical engineering-and have a full academic scholarship to continue my education from the government. Does this make it easier for me to gain acceptance to ...
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How do I make a transition from computer engineering to biomedical engineering? [duplicate]

I'm currently a bachelor student in computer engineering and I'd like to have an R&D career concerning medical technology. How do I specialize in biomedical engineering from having a bachelor's ...
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MS in Physics after Bachelors in Mechanical engineering [duplicate]

I am in the final semester of my mechanical engineering bachelors, though I could have finished my bachelors about 4 months ago, but I failed to clear 2 of my subjects, for which I would appear again ...
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Do Universities compromise an average GRE/TOEFL score for a good resume/GPA/LOR/SOP? [duplicate]

I am a student in the final year of engineering wanting to pursue higher studies.I wanted to know if universities have a cutoff for GRE, below which they dont consider the application no matter how ...
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PhD in US university after German MSc

all. I am currently studying Electrical engineering in master course at one of good German universities. I would like to study in the US for my PhD course, but have some questions about the ...
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How to make lessons more concrete for undergraduate students when my institution lacks lab facilities?

I have question related to teaching. I don't have facilities for doing real time applications for my undergraduate students related to automatic control design (like inverted pendulum), and the ...
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Value of an industry postdoc for an R&D career in industry [closed]

I see lot of industry postdoc positions these days. I am interested in working for industry (R&D/product development) and not academia. But would a industry postdoc be helpful to find a good job ...
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Can I get masters and PhD in CSE in USA? [duplicate]

I am a student of physics at graduation level.I want to Masters and PHD in CSE in USA. can it possible?
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How best to approach an industry based research program at another university (with independent ideas)

I am an engineering masters by coursework student. For my final project I have implemented something I have since found is a current topic of research for another university (their project aim aligns ...
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Career options after teaching oriented position

How commonly do professors at predominantly undergraduate institutions transition to different lines of work? What do they wind up doing? I have a PhD in mechanical engineering and I focus on ...
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Time taken by department to offer the admission decision

How much time does it take for getting the admission decision after all the required documents are submitted at a university that offers admissions on Rolling Basis? I had my application and all ...
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Approaching research adviser with worries about project feasibility

I'm a brand-new (read: started 3 weeks ago) Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering at an R1 institution in the U.S. I was offered a position in a particular lab due to some prior experience I had on a ...
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Can one get admitted on a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering without holding same bachelors degree? [closed]

I am a student from Greece, studying Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) which is a 5-year minimum diploma involving 61 courses and a thesis (300 ...
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What role do universities play in weapon manufacturing, design and research for the military? [closed]

I was reminded of a conversation I had with a professor while I was searching for a book on weapon physics and design for an unrelated application in designing an online RPG game. It was during a ...
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Is a partial PhD a liability in a job search?

I am considering dropping out of my mechanical engineering PhD program (only a year in) to return to a career in software engineering. During my job search I feel I have had a mediocre response from ...
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How can a US student (who does not hold UK citizenship) get a funded PhD in Engineering at Oxford/Cambridge?

Background. I was a previously an Engineering PhD student at a decent US university. Since I am a US citizen, obtaining funding for an engineering PhD was relatively easy. I now seek to enter a PhD ...
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Can you gain admissions to a top UK Engineering PhD program with limited research?

Background. I completed both a BS and MS degree in Engineering, from a decent US University. My Masters GPA was 3.75/4.00. I have since left the program and began working. I want to enter a top UK ...
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Adviser-Poaching and the Politics of Graduate School

My boyfriend, Mark, is pursuing his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at a prestigious school. He has just finished up his 2nd year and passed his qualifying exam last semester. His adviser is Chinese, and ...
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Quitting Physics PhD to become engineer?

After a couple of years in a decent grad school, passing quals, many times thinking about quitting (the usual: impostor syndrome, stress etc), and one paper. I feel like I have a clear head to make ...
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PhD in Theoretical Computer Science after MSc in Engineering [duplicate]

I'm an European M.Sc. Computer Engineering student, and I'd be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science. My mathematics background covers the core engineering courses (calculus, ...
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Does the choice of programming language affect paper acceptance in mechanical engineering?

I have published papers in the field of mechanical engineering, combustion, engines, etc. Previously I relied on MATLAB for most of my data processing, and C++/Fortran for computations. I duly cite ...
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I want to apply for a Masters degree but have a low average, what can I do? [duplicate]

I´m a recently graduated mechanical engineer, I want to apply for a Masters degree but my average is quite low for a lot of universities requirements, what can I do in order to be more eligible?
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What is the admissions process for top UK graduate programs? What is a considered competitve resume/application?

I'm considering applying to a few top UK universities for a PhD in Engineering, for the 2016 year. I would really like to attend a strong program, namely, Imperial, Cambridge, or Oxford. ...
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Part-Time PhD in the UK? How does this work?

I'm from the US but I work as an engineer in the UK. In the US, part-time engineering PhD students at high-profile universities are possible, but rare and usually limited to special cases. In the ...
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How would I go about doing a PhD after an M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering?

I have been accepted into Cornell for M.Eng in Biomedical Engineering. I had originally applied for an MS but since they've stopped enrolling students for MS I got into M.Eng which is an industry ...
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Is it possible to get a PhD Degree in from USA or Europe after doing Masters from India

I am a Chemical Engineering Masters student from India and I wish to pursue a PhD degree from some reputed US or European Universities. I have heard from my seniors and from internet searches that ...
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What is the role and format of the qualifying exam in CS/ECE programs where the exam is not in the form of a comprehensive written exam?

I realize there are different forms that a qualifying exam can take in CS / ECE PhD programs. In departments where this does not take the form of a comprehensive written exam: What is the role ...
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Research on pedagogical benefit of lab reports at the graduate level?

In science and engineering classes involving a "practical" lab, students are often required to write some kind of "lab report," typically describing the procedure and results of the lab experiment. ...
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Is development research?

I'm a Msc student, and my project is to develop a novel software tool for use in neurosurgery. There is a current tool that is considered the standard of care for the procedure, but it has low rates ...
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How do people in academia know whether their research, result, theorem or thesis is original work?

I am curious as to how academia continues itself without replication or reinventing the wheel. So many academicians in so many areas of work, how would one ever find out whether the work he or she is ...
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Proper notation to represent a set containing sequences of numbers for scientific papers?

I would like to include a set of numbers, which are composed of by multiple sequences, for example: {1,2,3,4,5, at steps of 1 ... till 100, 200, 500, then 1000, 2000, at steps of 1000 .... till ...
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Ratio of applicants to jobs for engineering professor or assistant professor

Where can I find statistics for jobs to applicant ratios for engineering professorships or assistant professorships? The reason I'm asking this is I'm thinking this might be the best metric to ...
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Failed to achieve intended project outcome, what to put on design fair poster? [duplicate]

I have been working on an ultrasonic transducer technology for a while now. This project involves a very novel components that has not yet been established to work. Because of the novelty of this ...
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Introductory Structure of a Report Reviewing Established Knowledge

My question is set in the context of engineering and science. I wish to understand the contrast between the introductory structure for a report investigating developing/unproven research with the ...
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Is control theory dead? What are some prospects of going into this field?

I have been applying to several graduate schools and one of my interest that I listed was control theory. However after doing some research on my own it seems that most of the graduates from this ...
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I have a lot of extra room for classes. What should I take?

I'm currently in my second semester of college at university in the United States, and am currently majoring in Computer Engineering. I passed a lot of AP tests in high school, all of which gave me ...
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What challenges to expect for admission to Masters/PhD in computer science and engineering after chemical engineering undergrad?

I am a Chemical Engineering undergrad, and interested in pursuing a Masters in Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning. I have taken a few courses in the CSE department as a part of my minor ...
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Can a bachelor of software engineering study masters of electrical engineering?

I'm currently in the process of applying to college for undergraduate degree in software engineering. I really love everything about electronics from hardware to software. I find it difficult to ...