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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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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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Changing from Hydrodynamics to a PhD in Astro fluid dynamics? [closed]

I have graduated with a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Fluid Dynamics (Turbulence). In order to satisfy my own intellectual curiosity, I wanted to pursue a career ...
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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?

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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Engineering in Graduate School [duplicate]

I'm currently studying Physics as an undergrad at a solid research-oriented college. I want to work in the space industry, but it seems you need an engineering degree to do just about anything in ...
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Scopus Engineering Controlled Terms - where to find the list? [closed]

I submitted an article to a research journal. In review, they asked that I use keywords from the list of "Scopus Engineering Controlled Terms" and suggested that I use SciVal to find topics. ...
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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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If I have an undergraduate degree in a science field, can i switch to engineering in grad school? [closed]

If I have a B.Sc. in molecular biology, can I switch to master's in petroleum engineering? And what is required to make such a transition? (A transition from a science field to an engineering field.)
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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 is theoretical complexity of a scheme? [closed]

A reviewer asked me to calculate theoretical complexity of my scheme. I know about computational complexity, time and space complexity, but not about theoretical complexity. I Googled it but in vain. ...
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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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Going for a PhD after being unhappy in industry

After finishing my studies in Electrical and Computer engineering, I worked as a researcher for a few months in the field of my master thesis (developing scientific software for applied physics). I ...
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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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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 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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