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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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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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Do EPSRC-like Centres for Doctoral Training exist outside the UK?

I'm looking into starting a doctorate next Autumn and am currently exploring my options. I really like the program style of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which started sprouting around British ...
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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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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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What are the master's degrees in engineering a bachelor in computer engineering can be admitted in?

What are the masteral degrees or courses a bachelor's degree in computer engineering usually leads to? Other than computer engineering itself, that is.
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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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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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Are engineering PhDs more relevant to industry careers than science PhDs?

So I am considering pursuing a PhD in robotics (or a related field) after spending a year in the industry. I want to make an informed decision about my career path and be reasonable about things. The ...
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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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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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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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Can I do a PhD in Mechanical Engineering without experimental work?

I am a final year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. My PhD comprises only numerical work with a Finite Element Method software, and structural optimization with a developed MATLAB code. I have ...
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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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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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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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Does engineering undergrad performance matter for masters in management admission?

In Masters in Management (MSc Mgmt/MIM) admissions, how much weight is generally given by the Adcom to the applicant's undergrad performance, especially if it's an unrelated one like engineering? ...
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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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How can a masters student arrange to do a thesis in collaboration with industry?

I have started a MS program in Computer Engineering. This is my first year and it is a 2 year program. I want to do a master thesis about Machine Learning (I have an artificial intelligence and ...
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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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What does the title “Burgerlijk ingenieur” in Belgium mean?

I finished the Master of Science and got my diploma in Belgium. Before obtaining my Masters, I did a Bachelor's in Architecture in Serbia. Altogether I studied six years (4+2). "The holder of this ...
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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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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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Is there a difference in academic writing styles between engineering and women's studies?

Coming from engineering, when you write a paper, the goal is to be objective and analytical. We use references and try to define terms for a clear understanding. The goal at least is to provide ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...