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Questions tagged [engineering]

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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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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Is “B.Sc.” a diploma in engineering? [closed]

Does getting a B.Sc. mean I'm an engineer? What comes next? A master’s in engineering? Or a diploma in engineering is something different?
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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 ...
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Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y?

Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y? I’m seeing curriculum changes at our school that has pretty good math, physics, and engineering departments, and it ...
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What are the typical differences between doing a math phd and an engineering phd on the same research topic?

What are the typical differences between doing a math phd and an engineering phd on the same research topic? Take, for example, fluid dynamics. Does working on a phd thesis on a problem in fluid ...
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Assistant Professor at my state university, Research Scientist at my Ivy League, or both?

I am a Research Scientist at an Ivy League. I have been offered an Assistant Professorship at the state school. The Ivy League has suggested that if I take the professorship, I could stay on in a 20% ...
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Am I eligible for a fellowship doing interdisciplinary work?

I'm pondering a Masters (thesis) in Computer Engineering after I graduate undergrad. I also have a subject matter I want to research that will probably require a fellowship in order to conduct my ...
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What makes a good physics/engineering poster? [duplicate]

A more general form of this question has been answered here for example, but I want to know what makes a good poster presentation in physics and/or engineering conferences. Obviously the poster must ...
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Having a No Pass in major class for a reason

As a freshman, I NP a physics for engineers class on purpose because I wanted to switch to the physics major, and if I finished that class I would have been unable to take the first two classes in the ...
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Why do highly successful people in computer fields say a degree in Computer Science is not worth to get “JOB”? [closed]

I'm studying Engineering in India. In Information Technology, Many CS-friends of mine told me that that degree is not worth it and that none of the subjects will be useful in my computer science ...
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It is worth to ask equivalence from an Advanced Studies Diploma to a Master of Advanced Studies in another University?

I hold MSc (120 ECTS) and Bsc. (180 ECTS) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. I also hold an Advanced studies diploma (60 ECTS) in Mechanical Engineering. All this were done in a University ...
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Is a computational scientist/engineer a viable professional goal?

One one hand, there were attempts to give some meaning to the term on Wikipedia; there is a page on SIAM's website and a Master's program at Stanford. On the other hand, there are very few jobs which ...
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How do new tax rules apply to a Ph.D. student receiving a fellowship?

I read that some revamping had happened in the recent times with respect to the tax policies in the US. Say,I get an admission for Ph.D. for Engineering at New York University with a fellowship which ...
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with editor from more than 4 months [duplicate]

My manuscript is with Editor since 4 months. I had started mailing regarding status of the manuscript after completion of two months. Editor replied that he had forwarded mail to Chief Editor. I am ...
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Emailing multiple potential Ph.D advisors, post admission and visitation

I have recently been admitted into a Ph.D. program for Engineering, and have already visited the campus and met with potential advisors. After my meetings, I have decided that I would be interested ...
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How do you get back into teaching after 15 years of being overseas?

This isn't about myself, so kindly bare with me. I'll try to make this question as generic as possible. I already read U.S. humanities professors: Can you get back into academia if you leave? and ...
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Feasibility of obtaining an “individual doctorate” in Germany while working?

I will be working in Munich, Germany for a relatively small engineering company. I have always wanted to obtain an engineering PhD on a part-time basis. I have been intrigued by the “individual ...
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Is a bachelor in Computer Science Engineering a viable idea if my ultimate objective is to be a mathematical modelling engineer? [closed]

I want to mathematically model reality and use these models to solve problems. Will a degree in Computer Science Engineering allow me to do this? Additional background. Reading the overview of a ...
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Relative representation of scientists and engineers on major experiments (especially particle physics)

I am interested in other academics' experiences with large experiments (especially something like the LHC). To what extent do the "engineers" who design and build the machine (solder electronics, ...
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After submitting a revised manuscript (moderate revision was requested), what are the steps followed? [duplicate]

I have submitted a manuscript to a reputed journal. After 2 months of peer review process, the response was “moderate revision has been requested” and they told me that the new version is required ...
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What is the salary range for a Post Doc in France?

I was wondering what is the salary range for a Post Doc in France (Engineering - Ecole des Mines)? In the UK the range is £31K - 38K and I'm already midway in the range. I'm considering moving to ...
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Does an engineering paper have to improve on the state of the art quantitatively in order to be publishable?

In most engineering papers, I see that the authors justify their research by displaying how well it performs against the state-of-the-art methods or algorithms, in a quantitative sense. To put it ...
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How to establish ties with the industry as a young engineering professor?

Next January, I will start as an assistant professor in a respected university. My field of work is civil engineering, and I have diplomas (Masters, PhD) in the engineering studies (Hydraulics, ...
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Engineering educators: To what extent is search engine access enough?

In light of the deep, systemic changes that are being proposed for traditional engineering curricula (especially proposed reductions in lecture hours devoted to hard technical material), what in your ...
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Fundementals of Engineering exam with Math degree (not ABET-engineering?)

Is it possible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering to become a licensed engineer with only a math degree? I don't think a math degree is an ABET accredited "engineering program".
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Why are women even less represented in engineering than in other STEM?

We know that women in much of the developed countries are less represented in STEM studies. However, such a statement hides the fact that women are approx. half of the students in biology, chemistry ...
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What are some legitimate journals in India? [duplicate]

I am engineering under graduate and due to rules of my university i need to publish a paper on final year project. I need two such names but not fake journals. I've read that even journals listed in ...