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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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PhD advisor lost funding, need advice

I am an international PhD student in an engineering department in US and was fully funded for all two years, but just two weeks before the fall semester (without any warning), my advisor informed me ...
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My class bunked lectures! [closed]

My class decided to bunk today's lectures. Because there is so much chaos in my city due to heavy rain and blockage. Many student can not come and some of them are not coming due to their parents not ...
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Unsure about joining Ph.D program [closed]

Right after finishing my undergaduate degree, I accepted a Ph.D offer with funding from a school ranked in the top 10 for engineering. However, I am not sure if I am intrested in the research done at ...
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Channels for applying for faculty positions

I am a postdoc in engineering at a large US university and am planning on applying for tenure-track faculty positions this fall. I understand that the nature of applying for TT faculty positions ...
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Can this be counted as a research experience for Grad school?

I've recently completed my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from India. In my last year, I worked on two four-month projects in two leading research institutes affiliated to the government of India....
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Employment in academia for doctorates w/o same field undergrad

I'm an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering interested in a career in academia, especially Physics. A middle aged person in India (from where I am) I recently met told me he couldn't find ...
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Completed Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical need advise to take Master in Chemical Engineering [closed]

This is behalf of my sister posting here. she has completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical and ready for Masters in Chemical. My question is whether any other available category under ...
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How to change career as a software engineer in UK at 30 s' age? I am BSc graduate(Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) [closed]

I have no any software developing experience. But I love to enter the field. Currently working as production planner in manufacturing and going to migrate UK.
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Is it worth doing a self funded MPhil in Mechanical Engineering, from UK? [closed]

I have an MTech in Mechanical Engineering from one of the good schools in India. I have been working in industry for the last 6 years in Finite Element Analysis. I have an offer for MPhil from the ...
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Can I do PhD from different country after getting one PhD from one country? [duplicate]

I am currently pursuing doctoral research in Chemical engineering department at IIT Kharagpur, India. I am about to complete my Ph.D. within 2 years. I am thinking of doing another Ph.D. possibly from ...
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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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When data is required to be submitted, is it before publishing the paper or after paper is published?

Shall I submit all my data and models to my supervisor before publishing the paper or after the paper is published? I want to submit my data and models after paper has been published, atleast abstract ...
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Necessity of data submission of your thesis [duplicate]

Is it necessary to submit my data related to my thesis to supervisor? I don't want to submit my data as there is a high chance that it will be used to publish paper with other student name who is much ...
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Best way introduce derivatives [closed]

I need to give a short presentation on introducing a class of engineering students to the concept and definition of the derivative. I'm to assume that the students are currently at the appropriate ...
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What should I do if I hate engineering, but my parents want me to become an engineer? [closed]

I really love physics, and I told my parents about my interest. They want me to become an engineer, but I hate engineering (too practical, too far from physics), and I don't enjoy fixing things. What ...
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Which writing style for uncertainties?

There are different ways of writing uncertainty. The siunitx manual says "In some fields, it is common to give the uncertainty in a number in brackets after the main part of the number... ...
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Can I request a Ph.D. in a different department having done research in another?

I am a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering and almost done with my thesis. My bachelors was in Physics. Although the initial research plan fit into mechanical engineering - vibrations, thanks to ...
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Help me decide on a grad school [duplicate]

First post Little about me (without being too specific). I’m in my final year of undergrad at a top U.K. school. I did a year abroad at a top 10 American school and loved it, so applied for PhDs in ...
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How much does having published in high IF journals as an undergrad counts in the masters admissions process?

I expect to have at least 3 publications (2 as co-author and 1 as first author) at respected venues by the time I apply to grad school (Mechanical Engineering) and want to know how much can that ...
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Will it to be tough to catch up if I missed 3 classes of 3 courses? [closed]

I lost my.passport before leaving for masters in the USA. I'm doing an engineering management degree and I will miss the first 3 classes of the 3 courses Ive enrolled in. How tough will it be to ...
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What can I do with like-new, recent-edition textbooks that I'm not allowed to sell?

My employer is sponsoring most of the tuition and fees for my master's degree (in aerospace engineering), including required textbooks. Thus, it is unethical and against policy for me to sell those ...
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As a freshman BME interested in graduate school and academia, where do I begin?

I'm a current freshman biomedical engineering major going into my second semester, and am interested in graduate school and possibly a career in research (however, not a set decision, and could change)...
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Can I do Engineering and Physics degrees consecutively? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie college student and I have a passion for both Mechanical Engineering and Physics (specifically physics and astrophysics). I would like to have knowledge in both of these areas because it ...
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Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
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Are PhDs in Engineering worth it for working in the labour market? [closed]

I am a undergraduate electrical engineering student in Canada. Programming courses aren't offered in our EE degree. So, to overcome this lack, I learned to program in Java, C++ and in Python by my own....
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Is it possible to gain admission to an engineering master's program without an undergraduate engineering degree? [duplicate]

I tried to search for this and could not find it. This is my first stack exchange post so go easy please. Here is my situation. I have an undergraduate degree in economics from a top tier economics ...
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After completing a Mathematics degree and an Electrical Engineering degree, is it possible to pursue a master in Physics?

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics. I'm interested in theoretical physics, and I wonder if it is possible to pursue a Master degree in theoretical physics ...
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Is it possible to become an independent researcher with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering [closed]

Dear Fellow Researchers, I got my PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from a EU university some time ago. I've got a good cv in terms of publications, peer-review work, participation in R&D ...
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How to reference a technical document (like an RFC) in APA style?

Like, this document, for instance: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791 It's an official Internet Engineering Taskforce document that defines things like network protocols, etc. Often times there's ...
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Do graduate schools dislike when students take 5 years in undergrad?

I am currently a junior Materials Science and Engineering major at a top engineering university, and have done research in a very physics-based materials science lab for the past two years. I love ...
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How can I make an informed decision on whether to do a PhD in engineering or not?

About me: About to start final year ChemE Top of class/grades Have completed 6 month co-ops in pharma and biopharma Liked the work but think that I would much prefer development or research type ...
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Are there areas where only some universities that pay their sports scholars?

I have a feeling this is off-topic because this is about undergrad and not about research, but this question Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? isn't closed, so yeah here ...
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Can I publish an algorithm without time complexity? [closed]

There's a problem 'A' and there are already algorithms to solve it but I came up with a totally new algorithm. My doubts are: Should I find time complexity? Where can I publish my algorithm without ...
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What are the common criteria of evaluation for a Post-Doctoral or Tenure-Track faculty position? [closed]

I am waiting for my PhD viva and I would like to start applying for Post-docs or faculty positions. We all know that a CV is never too good, so I would like to ask some things about the elements of ...
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From a financial standpoint, how much more can I expect to earn after my degree? [closed]

While certainly there is value to learning something you are passionate about, one might also have to consider the finnacial responsibilities after college. Thankfully for me, what I am passionate ...
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Importance of research experience in engineering PhD

My friend would like to achieve a Doctorate in Engineering, however currently has only limited research experience (She has completed an undergraduate degree and helped a few professors with some of ...
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How do I approach a professor from another university?

I am doing my undergrad in engineering at a small liberal arts school. Due to lack of research opportunities at my current school, I am looking at getting a research position at a state university ...
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Is it common to get a job (industry) after getting a PhD degree in Germany? (engineering field)

I am an engineering PhD student in Germany. I am planning to get a job in industry after finishing my degree? Is this common in Germany? Thank you guys in advance.
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Being a Dishonest Cheat. How do I live with this? [closed]

First things first. I am not a good person - I have never pretended to be. But I tried to make my parents (more importantly my dad) proud. Today I screwed up. I sat for an exam that I don't understand ...
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Hypothesis for an engineering project that can't be tested due to time constraints

Question: How can I formulate a hypothesis for an engineering project that I help to develop but probably won't have time to test? Explanation: The project is to develop a system that will train ...
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Double major workloads? [closed]

I am entering Hofstra University this fall as a mechanical engineering student, and I am curious what the workload would be like if I took a second major in mathematics? To clarify my situation, here ...
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Getting into grad school for one field by doing research in another?

I want to go to grad school for computer engineering. I am in a non-STEM major. My GPA could be better. However, a lot of my prior undergrad research has been in interdisciplinary work ( mixing ...
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What is typically expected of a conference session chair?

In this recent question, the OP there describes a situation where they were assigned to be a session chair without being asked to do so. After reading the above question, and having never chaired a ...
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Is there a convention regarding frames around plots in engineering?

I am writing my PhD thesis in engineering at a research university in the US. My question is about using frames (or boxes) around a plot, specifically simulation results plotted as a function of time....
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Quit PhD abroad vs job at home country [closed]

I’ve just moved to Canada for PhD studies at one of its best universities. One day during my master studies, I felt that I wanted to live the international student experience and decided to move to ...
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What is the feasibility of entering a PhD program in Computer Engineering without a B.S.or M.S. in CS or Computer Engineering?

I've realized that I wouldn't have the funds to finish a master's in Computer engineering, especially considering the fact that I have a non-STEM degree so l would have to take prerequisite classes so ...
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How can I prepare well for a MSc in the UK? [closed]

I am going to study this course in 3 months: MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management. It is offered by The University of Manchester. I am a bit nervous and I want to prepare for ...
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Where can I look for announcements of tenure-track positions?

I am looking around to land on a tenure track position in the area of systems and control (engineering) and I would be grateful if anyone can suggest a good strategy to identify possible opportunities....
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How can I get a postdoctoral position in neuroscience after completing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering?

I recently completed my PhD in mechanical engineering and have been applying for postdocs in neuroscience for the past 5 months. My field is dynamical systems theory and statistics, so I look up ...
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Doubts when looking for possible PhD supervisors

I'm currently in my last year of my master in environmental engineering and I'm strongly thinking about doing a PhD afterwards. I'm looking around for possible supervisors working with research ...