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Advantages and disadvantages of doing a PostDoc

Maybe the answer to this question varies depending on the field of study. I am asking it from an Engineering perspective. I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in Mechanical Engineering (carried ...
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Referencing specific files in source code in a dissertation

I am making a statement in my dissertation based on a comment written in the Linux kernel source code. I would like to be able to reference this comment. At least I would like to be able to name the ...
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How can an undergrad from a country with little 'international' research improve his chances of being accepted into a top PhD program?

I am in my senior year of studying electrical engineering in an african university. I intend to apply to grad schools(Ph.D) a year after graduation, possibly to the top EE programs in the US (MIT, ...
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How many graduate-level courses should one take to maximize chances of getting into graduate school? (PhD)

This is somewhat similar in broad topic to an earlier question I've asked, but not the same. I intend on applying to interdisciplinary mathematical/computational science/engineering programs like ...
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If my college only allows me to pick one, which should it be: electrical engineering or mechanical engineering?

The Good: Some good colleges & universities like Harvard allow students to pick a secondary field of study alongside their main concentration; for e.g. I can pick Electrical Engineering and study ...
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Is there a difference in engineering and women's studies academic writing

Coming from engineering, when you write a paper, the goal is to be objective and analytic. We use references and try to define terms for a clear understanding. The goal at least is to provide facts ...
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What constitutes a proper scientific result in Computer Science?

I work at a university at an Information Technology department. My colleagues claim we are 'computer scientists'. However, from what I observed, most of our work is pure implementation and often ...
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Bachelor of engineering or Bachelor of IT + Master of Engineering?

I'm from Argentina, and I'm doing a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers/Systems, which is a 5-year full-time career (each course has 68 hours of lectures per semester + additional time for ...
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Can I get into grad school with a low GPA? [duplicate]

So here's my situation: I'm a senior electrical-engineering major student in a decent-ranked university (60-80), and I've been working in a lab in our department and published 2 papers as the second ...
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Department's nomenclature “Computer engineering” vs. “Electrical engineering and Computer science”

When I started searching for a graduate programs that fits my research interests in the United States, I noticed that some universities have separate "Computer Engineering" and "Electrical ...
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How does an engineering undergraduate apply for master in humanities?

I'm doing undergraduate in engineering but I want to transition to a humanities master (history, anthropology). How do I do this? could I take prerequisite courses at a community college or through ...
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is there apprentice training in master of engineering?

Do the M.Eng students in Electrical Engineering have apprenticeship? Do the students get money for their apprentice training? & how much?
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Which Masters is right for me?

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 ...
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Ph.D. Topic Problem- Changing Topics/Labs

Initial Edit: Changed the title for clarification purposes. Even though title itself seems quite similar to other questions asked here, my question is a bit different from other similar questions. I ...
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Can I work as a software engineer and be a PhD student?

I'm a master student, my master's background is about IT, signal processing, and Telecommunications. It's a "research master", which means that we're trained more to do research than be an IT ...
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Methodology as a Body of Methods?

I'm currently having a hard time understanding if authors are using the word methodology correctly, or if their papers should be classified as BS. Hence, I set out to get a better feeling for the ...
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Management after Software Engineering undergraduate degree or separate management masters degree?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying BEng (Hons) Software Engineering at University of Greenwich. I want to do masters but I am not sure what to do. I am a very talented software architect ...
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The Importance Of Final Year Results In US PhD admissions

How important are final year ( more especially final semester ) results in PhD admissions? I am on MEng course in the UK where final year results are usually released mid to late July, and I intend ...
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How much does “having publications” mean to a undergraduate direct-PhD applicant?

I am an EE student specializing in Communications and Networks (actually a bit more on sensor networks/signal processing) who plans to apply for a direct PhD program in the top US universities. I ...
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Can i work as a freelance researcher?

I have a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. I worked as a Research Engineer in a Research Center. It was a fully paid Engineering position funded by European projects. However, my contract ...
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Master of Engineering vs Master of Science?

I am a Final Year Mechanical Engineering student. I want to do my Masters in the Design Engineering field. Currently I can see 2 options: Master of Science - offered in many Universities ex: ...
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Doing upper division pre-requisites for a second master's degree - need advice

I have a BA and an MA in biological anthropology/bioarchaeology (as well as all my PhD coursework done, go me). I left that field and academia in general several years ago and ended up landing a job ...
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Graduate math student migrating to engineering?

I don't know how to start, truly, but lately I've been involved with some projects in pure mathematics and I've grown frustrated and disappointed. I don't think that pure mathematics is so inspiring; ...
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How does one change fields between undergrad and grad school?

I've always had an interest in electrical engineering (actually all engineering in general) and I've decided that I'd like to pursue a graduate degree. I guess I'm wondering if I should really try to ...
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What factors does an admissions commitee use when considering a non-degree candidate in grad school?

I have an interest in taking some very specific engineering classes at my local (very competitive) university. I already have an MSEE. As it is not close enough to my current career path, I am trying ...
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How important is mathematics in engineering research?

In EE/EC/CS departments, there are certain fields that are theory-based (like the algo or complexity groups), ones that lean towards systems implementation (OS, programming languages, etc) and others ...
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Tips for engineering students applying math in their research

I hold an engineering undergraduate degree in EC. When I went to a good school for my post-grad, I found that research in many EC/CS departments required a lot of core math expertise which my UG ...
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In U.S., why do many engineering departments care about professional engineer registration?

I have seen many engineering departments want professional engineer registration. Why do they care?