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

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CGPA Calculation for US institutions

A US university's application portal has provided this 4-point scale and told me to note the CGPA. Where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E/F=0 How do I convert my CGPA to this scale? MY undergrad CGPA scale has A+...
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Advice on transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Mathematics?

I'm at the tail end of a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and want to shift my academic focus more towards mathematics. I've enjoyed the engineering courses with a large mathematical foundation, and I ...
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Good SOP for a prospective MS ECE student

As an international student vying for a good research university in the US, I have often heard how the SOP is an integral part of any application. unlike the advice for prospective PhD students, there ...
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Struggling with Transition from Software Engineering to Control Engineering in Master's Program

I'm currently a master's student in control engineering, with a background in software engineering. The transition has been quite challenging for me, as the control courses are proving to be extremely ...
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I feel so overwhelmed by my professors' work. When and how to approach them for undergraduate project?

I am a 3rd year Undergraduate Student looking to work on mini-Projects/Projects under professors in my department. I am interested in Signal Processing and Communication Systems, and while I have done ...
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Referencing style for Publications in German CV (Lebenslauf)

What is the Referencing Style ("Referenzierungsstil") for Publications ("Publikationen") in German CV ("Lebenslauf")? Should I use APA or IEEE referencing style for the ...
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Should I email the same professor about supervision this year, If I failed in his interview previous year

I had the opportunity to interview with a professor and two of his PhD students for potential supervision in the mm-wave circuits group. Unfortunately, during the initial interview, which focused on ...
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Pursuing a Masters from a low ranking university? Will it reduce Phd opportunities

I belong to a south asian country. I got BS Electronics Engineering degree from a Leading Government Engineering University of our country almost 10 years ago. Now I am 33 and I am considering to ...
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Applying to MS in CS or EE with Mental Health Struggle

Before I get into it, I'd like to say that I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts or advice, especially if you have any experience with EE or CS graduate admissions. I have just completed my third year ...
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What is the most practical way to assess the performance of electrical engineering students in the use of MATLAB?

I am teaching a Signal Processing Lab to undergrad students but I am very confused in regard to how I can evaluate and assess their performance. I have discussed the matter with my colleagues and they ...
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Effect of a "bad grade" in grad school applications [duplicate]

I had a "bad grade" in a class in my 4th year of undergraduate studies. The problem is that this class is crucial for the graduate program I intend to pursue. I got a 91%, which I know is a ...
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Can an applicant who has 16 years of education directly apply for PhD admission in electrical engineering at US universities? [duplicate]

Can an applicant who has 16 years of education (BS Electronics Engineering) directly apply for a PhD position in electrical engineering at US universities? Or are they only eligible for admission in ...
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Why aren't systematic reviews present in electrical engineering journals?

I am an electrical engineering PhD student (computational electromagnetics) and recently I learned about systematics reviews, which seem to be the norm in the health sciences. I tried to search for ...
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Is applying to "non-obvious" programs truly a good idea?

One professor at our institute gave all his students the same advice when it comes to Ph.D. application: apply to non-obvious programs at top universities. Here "obvious programs" refer to ...
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Can we consider the Stack Exchange Q & A process to be research? And can we refer to it on our cv/resume, etc. especially for admission & funding?

I have seen a definition of research in the Cambridge Dictionary. It says: a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding: Here we see ...
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Does Relevant Industry Experience help with PhD application in US for Applied Science Fields? [duplicate]

I am now pursuing a master in Optics in Germany and decide to apply to PhD programs of Optics/Applied Physics/ECE in US for 2023fall. My research interest is on experimental quantum information. Here ...
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Is graduate school still an option for me? [duplicate]

I am a senior in Electrical Engineering. I always wanted to go to graduate school to at least get a Masters but I am now starting to doubt that it is even an option for me. GPA of 3.4ish with a major ...
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Getting a Lecturer Position in the UK

I am an electrical engineer working in the industry for some time. I have completed my PhD from Oxbridge comparatively recently. During my PhD, I have published two IEEE journal papers. Although, I ...
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Should an engineering master student publish in a conference or try to get into a journal?

I am a master's student in energy engineering and I want to publish my work as I am hoping to get into a Ph.D. after my studies. My supervisor has recommended a conference. On one hand, I trust their ...
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Should I change college to have a better undergraduate foundation? [closed]

I am 21 and I study Electronics Engineering. I am at the end of my third year, and I realised where I wanted to put my focus in my graduate studies. What fascinated me the most about EE is the physics ...
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Which software/website is used to make diagrams like these? These look really good and this seems to be the most popular style I see in publications [closed]

I see this style of diagrams in most good IEEE conference papers/journals and wish to know which software is used for these? They seem to be able to lighten parts of diagram, use multiple colours etc.
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when is the right time to start applying for a postdoc/RA position

I am writing my thesis; I have another 12 months fellowship and time frame to finish my 4 years PhD in Electrical Engineering from one of the country's (In north-western Europe) top universities. I ...
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Department of Engineering does this my research plan for MSc falls? [closed]

I have written to so many professors to be my supervisor for fall 2022 in a research plan that involves design and construction of a power converter for a new charging system for Multirotor Unmanned ...
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What is the major difference in MSECE vs MSEECS and how should I pick?

I am a Fall'22 aspirant and looking for universities in the US. I have completed my undergraduate studies in Electronics and Communications Engineering. I want to pursue my master's degree in the ...
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Master Thesis for electrical engineering project

My master thesis is about doing an an upgrade/update of a previously created circuit board. I need to basically redo the whole thing because the new upgrades complete changed the board. Now I know ...
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Development of IoT device for an MS Electrical Engineering thesis [closed]

Is it a good idea to design and develop an Internet of things (IoT) device instead of investigation of a theoretical research problem for an MS Electrical Engineering thesis? Majority of the MS ...
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Does research experience in mathematics help when applying to a master's degree in electrical engineering?

I am a second year electrical engineering undergraduate student. This summer, I found an opportunity to do research on geometry analysis with a mathematics professor. Can this help with both ...
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Should I change a graduate class grade to pass/fail? Will it harm my PHD applications?

I am an MS student in machine learning just finished my first semester at a U.S. university, and I plan to apply to PhD programs in computer science in electrical engineering or operations research ...
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Is a letter of recommendation from undergraduate professor different from the major I am applying to OK?

I am a recent electrical and electronics engineering graduate. Although an engineering graduate, the major I am applying to is International Studies. Is it okay to get a recommendation letter from ...
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Doing research toward a Ph.D. degree versus doing research for commercial purposes

What is the difference between doing research toward a Ph.D. degree and doing research for developing a new product or technology for commercial purposes? Can those two purposes of research proceed ...
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How should I put a disclaimer in my thesis indicating that I am not responsible for any misuse of my work?

My thesis project for my bachelor's degree is a type of electronic military helmet. I want to insert a disclaimer in the thesis paper that I'm not responsible for any misusing of the book contents, ...
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Career change at 37: Should I start an Electronic Engineering MSc? [closed]

I have a BS in Electrical Engineering (2010) and a MSc in Computer Science. I completed the MSc with distinction at a British university in 2011 and have worked here in various IT roles since. Now, at ...
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Where can I easily find best-paper-award-paper of a conference?

Recently I read an article on tips for PhD students to improve their scientific writing skills. There, one suggestion was to find and read the best-paper-award-papers in highly reputed conferences in ...
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Will doing a master's thesis in an unrelated field hurt my job prospects?

I am having trouble with this study situation. Recently I was offered a master thesis topic at work where I work a part time student job. My role is Java Developer and master thesis topic is related ...
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Switching from theoretical to experimental after masters in electronics

I am a final semester masters student in the US and the topic I am currently working on as a part of my masters thesis is purely computational. I will be applying for Fall 2021 PhD programs and I came ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Applied Physics/Materials Science

So I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm an American. I graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for the past two years in the RF field. I'm heading to school this fall to get my master's. A ...
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Electrical Engineering freshman want to pursue PhD in Theoretical Computer Science [closed]

I'm a freshman in electrical engineering and have always interested in mathematics and researching. But I came to realize by the time I learn EE that it doesn't involve much math as I expected (...
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How plausible is doing a part-time research masters with the aim of applying to PhD programs?

This question might be a variation of similarly asked questions, however, there is some different details that I think might make it different. So thank you in advance for reading. I was admitted into ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Physics *after* graduating

tl;dr: Graduating from EE with Ph.D. offers, but thinking about shifting to physics. Hi Everyone, Background: I'm an Electrical Engineering and Chemistry major (weird combination, I know). I am now ...
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Career in Mathematics as an Electrical Engineer [closed]

I am a university freshman with major in Electrical Engineering. My passion is pure math(topology, group theory etc). During my first semester I noticed that our math classes are not rigorous at all, ...
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Building an academic career abroad

Good side of my background I'm 27 years old with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and now I'm about to finish my postdoctoral research. During my Ph.D. program, I've developed an innovative device ...
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What is a "Junior Faculty" position?

I have seen an ad from Columbia University for a "Junior Faculty" position. The ad had no details on whether it is a tenure-track position or not. Are these tenure track positions? Is this term ...
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As an electrical engineer, should I study pure mathematics in my spare time or do a second bachelor degree? [closed]

EDIT: Short version: Can a full time engineer ever hope to learn pure math up to masters level on weekends in less than six years without burning out mentally or is full time study required to achieve ...
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Journals with fast response? [closed]

Are there any other impact factor journals for electrical, electronics, communication engineering (or multi-disciplinary) with a very fast response like mdpi journals? I know it is not wise to ask for ...
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How to recognize a "Journal" paper and a "Conference " paper, easily by superficial reading? (EE, CS) [closed]

I can read the semantic meaning of conference and journal papers, even the details regarding their general structures: journal papers are longer than the conference ones, conference papers are easier ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Astronomy/Physics [closed]

I have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering(Fresh Graduate with emphasis on Electronics/RF-Microwaves). I'm thinking Engineering is not for me and want to pursue Astronomy/Physics. How hard is ...
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Is PCB layouting and manufacturing process added in dissertation? [closed]

Should I add PCB layouting and manufacturing process pictures in dissertation?
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Effect of Research in an Engineering group on Physics PhD application

I am a Physics undergraduate and my institution requires that we do undergraduate research and a senior thesis on that research. However, due to some personal circumstances I would like to do research ...
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Is it possible to do PhD in pure mathematics after engineering

I have an MTech in Industrial Drives and Control (Electrical Eng). After that could not go for any work... After giving some tuition, I came to the conclusion that I am genuinely interested in ...
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Is it a bad idea to go from EE undergrad to CS(ML/AI) PhD?

I know questions regarding whether its possible to go from EE undergrad to CS have been answered previously, so please bear with me as I have a few distinct questions. I'm a Junior at a mid-tier state ...
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