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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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Grad. program - UT Austin (Cockrell Eng.) vs Northwestern ECE (McCormick Eng.) [closed]

I want to know your opinion on this: I've been admitted to both programs. I am an international student. Which university has more prestige in the industry? (so that, it will be easier to get ...
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What happened to Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) departments in the United States?

I’ve read about and personally heard of discussions among senior faculty about Theoretical and Applied Mechanics departments no longer existing today in the United States. Some of those professors ...
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how to insert a GitHub linked data for my experimental results in a research paper?

I have wondered about the policy of insert a GitHub link in my technical note to make the all benchmarks results available. Is there any license required ? or a specific format? example: https://rana-...
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Do US PhD programs prefer applicants without a Master's degree?

The question is essentially in the title. Do PhD programs in the United States prefer it if an applicant does not have a master's degree beforehand? This question is particular to engineering, as 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 a Good Alternative to the Word "Novel" in Engineering Publications?

When writing papers for engineering conferences and journals, it is important to highlight how one's work is novel/new. I often find myself repeating the word "novel" is sentences such as: ...
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Engineering Masters vs an Engineering double degree

I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to do next year in Uni and I've come up with two options that both interest me. And just for further information, I am Australian, just in case that may ...
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I noticed my thesis model is valid only for a specific case, and I've already submitted my thesis, what should I do? [closed]

I accidentally used settings that are not so common (for example, putting a real model of a system in space), and did the whole analysis on that setting. The analysis itself is correct on that model, ...
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Should I ask my class instructors for letters of recommendations for a fellowship?

I am a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering. For most of the fellowships I want to apply, such as the NSF fellowship for graduate students, they all require 3 letters of ...
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How can I proceed towards research in Machine Learning while I am working as a software developer?

I currently work as a software developer and I am curious about machine learning research. Does it work if I can spend some extra time to read papers/collaborate towards ML research, or is a Master's ...
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Mathematics GRE for graduate engineering admissions [duplicate]

I would like to apply for a Ph.D. in engineering in the US. My area of interest (control systems/dynamics) is closely related to (applied) mathematics. Would a reasonable but not outstanding result (e....
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Graduate admissions: applying to the same programs twice

A few years ago I applied to several engineering graduate schools in the US. I received some offers and interview invitations, but I was not able to attend due to work-related and personal reasons. I ...
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Which software is used to write scientific textbooks, especially in engineering?

Which software do learned professionals use - LaTeX or Google Docs or Word or any other software to write their books (especially engineering level scientific textbooks)? Points to consider: Could ...
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Why do some textbooks lack the 'references section' completely?

I have come across this Engineering Mathematics book Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal and wanted to go into details of a sub-topic not keenly mentioned in any other related books. ...
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Are independent PhD students evaluated differently than PhD students in research groups?

I've just finished the fourth year of my engineering PhD in the US and am anticipating graduating next year. In that time, I've essentially been conducting research independently, through no fault of ...
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Finishing up an honours project dissertation, discovered an engineering law that means the majority of the designed system isn't needed, what do I do?

I created a concept offshore pumped storage hydro system using the open sea, pipelines and concrete vessels to simulate the upper/lower reservoirs and conduit of an onshore scheme, where the natural ...
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Doing a PhD in data science / machine learning after a PhD in civil engineering [duplicate]

I am about to finish my Ph.D. in civil engineering, I would finish it by the age of 28. I don't like my field that much and was pushed to pursue it from the beginning (at that time, was very confused ...
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Tenure track position after campus interview on Apr 19 [closed]

I had a campus interview on Apr 19, and there are other two candidates were interviewed after me in the same week. I sent out a thank you note to the search committee after I finished the interview. I ...
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Paper is lying in findings

Basically, in this IEEE paper, the writer states an equation that he has developed and consequently plots a graph to validate such an equation. The equation is a model of a wireless system. At first, ...
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Is it worth publishing a paper rephrasing what past papers did with a different mathematical framework?

I work industry (I'm an engineer with a decent background in math) and for work I often read through papers and I attend conferences to keep up with the state of the art. I've noticed there're few ...
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Working in industry before pursuing a PhD in a different field

I am an undergraduate student in mechanical engineering and would like to pursue my graduate studies in computational Physics in UK/US. The two subjects only align with respect to the 'computational' ...
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Does doing an Industrial Postdoc after PhD make an academic career more difficult?

I'm doing a PhD in Engineering and want to have a career in academia. I've been learning some people in engineering are able to do so-called industrial PostDocs where you do research in a company. ...
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Is physics (and engineering) at university more like high school physics or high school math? [closed]

I am in high school and I find myself enjoying math a lot more than physics, probably because of the more focused teaching approach found in physics, which looks at specific cases and experiments and ...
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Is it possible to get an estimate of the average CGPA or conventional system of marks for an engineering course in any Indian university? [closed]

How can a student of engineering compare themselves to other students of the same studies in their own university and elsewhere in the country?
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Replicating the classroom experience in zoom during covid: Powerpoint slides + annotation + whiteboard to sketch on

I teach an engineering class and pre-covid used to use Powerpoint slides projected on to a whiteboard so I could easily annotate on slides. Plus the class had spare whiteboards where I could draw ...
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Should an engineering product research at a university be always released in a journal?

For example, a research team (we name it A) of a university makes an engineering product that they claim is capable of doing X, Y, and Z. Initially the product was not intended to be commercialized, ...
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How will several Cs and one F affect my chances of gettting into a PhD program? [duplicate]

I'm a junior chemical engineering major who is interested in getting a PhD in chemical engineering. However, my grades in nearly all of my chemical engineering courses have been about a C and I've ...
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Shifting from a bachelor's degree in ChE to graduate studies in Mathematics [closed]

I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering (2nd year student) from SLIET, Punjab, India, which is a Central Funded Technical Institute under the Ministry of Human Resource ...
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Will I be competitive for college teaching jobs if I quit ABD?

I'm looking at quitting my PhD (4.5 years in) in engineering in the U.S at an R1. My advisor and I tried a new tack after I broached quitting this Spring, but I'm concerned that things aren't ...
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Can I pursue a bachelor degree at 42? What should I consider when deciding whether to do so? [closed]

I am contemplating pursuing a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering or System Engineering. Not to look for a job with it but just to expand my knowledge. I have a reasonable ...
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As a Master Thesis supervisor, how should I assist students with poor fundamental skills (e.g., problem solving)?

I am currently working as a research assistant at a University and one of my tasks is to supervise the Master Thesis projects of students in our lab. Most of the projects I manage are related to ...
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How good are Taiwanese universities for getting PhD in Industrial Engineering? [closed]

My cousins have recommended me to pursue my Ph.D. in Taiwan instead of wasting my time, email constantly to professors to many professors in Europe, The United States, Canada, Australia,..., with a ...
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Can one write a research paper on a engineering project idea that one cannot execute due to financial constraints?

We have a project idea of making a few processes in farming automatic. As it includes much of robotics the budget required is high, which we cannot afford. So, can I write a detailed research paper on ...
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Can we add co author later? [duplicate]

Me and my friends did a project during final semester. It got accepted for publication. Later I came to abroad for studies. My friends didn’t add my name as a co author.I have given my input and it’s ...
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Is Research Right for me?

I am going to start college in a while and one of the programs I've applied for is a Bachelors in Technology followed by Masters in Science Program which is a consolidated program here and can be done ...
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Choosing among graduate schools [closed]

I am an undergraduate student who has been admitted to three universities with full funding it is almost two weeks that I am stressing over my choices, therefore I decided to post my situation here to ...
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Is second authorship good for an undergraduate student planning for masters admit? [duplicate]

As an undergraduate student, I worked along with my professor and his PHd student on one of the projects that comes under his thesis. We shared the work equally and now I'm being offered 2nd ...
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Appropriate description of image processing algorithm in engineering

I want to write a paper in the field of mechanical engineering. For the evaluation of my experiments, I would like to use image processing. When image processing software is used in my field of ...
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Zoom Presentation where I share screen but can annotate or scribble via my tablet [closed]

I present using zoom to my Engineering Univeristy class using my Dell laptiop. I use powerpoint while sharing my Powerpoint app. So far so good. Now sometimes based on a student question I want to ...
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Is a Masters Degree required to pursue a PhD? [duplicate]

I recently heard someone saying that you don't need a Masters to pursue a PhD. Since I have never heard of people who got PhDs without Masters, I wanted to know whether this is true and how common is ...
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Will research experience in chemical engineering count when applying to grad school for biomedical engineering? [closed]

I am a sophomore international student currently majoring in chemical engineering and hoping to get into graduate school for biomedical engineering sometime in the future. My university is very small ...
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Should I be worried about low undergraduate grades during the COVID-19 crisis affecting grad school admission chances?

I'm currently in my undergraduate junior year studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. I'm hoping to apply for Top 10 US grad schools in mechanical engineering in about ...
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Could I write a review paper as my B.Tech (Bachelors in Technology) final year project, rather than presenting an experiment based work? [closed]

I live in India. Currently due to the coronavirus pandemic, all colleges have been shut down and the country has gone in lockdown. As a result, my final year project work on electrocoagulation has ...
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What should I reply to professor so that he will be convinced to provide me fund for international internship?

Professor replied me this:"To start with the practicalities, do you have funding to support a trip to the UK, or would you need financial support?"
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Becoming an Engineer with a Math degree

I'm not sure if this is entirely the correct stack exchange for my question, but the career stack exchange seemed to have a different focus from what I'm looking for. My question is: Can I work in ...
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Why are engineering departments so large in U.S. universities?

For a math or physics department at a good university in the United States, there might be 20 or so full-time faculty members, while in the engineering department, I've noticed that there can be more ...
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Why do engineering PhD programs require undergrad degrees in engineering or physics?

I notice that many top American engineering PhD programs ask for undergrad or master degrees in engineering or physics, but this discussion excludes math majors. How come? Are math majors not ...
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Ws on transcript affecting admission to engineering masters? [duplicate]

I have a 3.67 GPA at Rutgers in Materials Engineering and I plan on going to UConn for a masters in Mechanical Engineering since my job after graduation is more aerospace and mechanical engineering ( ...
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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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