I’ve always found it interesting that engineers tend to be so socially reserved. When I first came to Chicago in the late ’90s, it wasn’t uncommon to see engineers sitting in the back of the room, and their behavior was more like the students at my high school, where they often wouldn’t speak to their fellow classmates unless there was a genuine need.
At Chicago college I came across a great source of information on engineering education, and the best part was that it was written and published by the very engineers themselves, and so wasnt terribly biased.
I found the source via the engineering school website, and this is why. I mean, the content isnt really biased. Most of the people writing about engineering education have a professional background in the field.
The source of the information is the engineering school’s website, where they list all of the schools, classes, and majors. One of the many things that you can learn from these lists is that college engineering programs tend to be pretty specific. Take, for example, the different programs that are offered in engineering programs at Chicago’s Northwestern university. A lot of the programs require that students complete an associate’s degree in engineering, or a bachelor’s degree in engineering, or even a professional engineering certificate.
Well, if you want to get into a specific program, you might need to get your degree in something else. For example, I went to a really good engineering program in college, but it also required that I take two semesters of a four-year engineering program. At Northwestern, I had to take one semester of a four-year engineering program (the rest was optional) so that I could get into the engineering program.
There are two ways to get into engineering programs at universities. The first is to take a specific course, and the second is to go to a specific course. Engineering programs require a lot of hard work. A good engineer is one who puts in the work. I don’t think this is too much of a problem for anyone to have a college degree in engineering, considering that a college degree is almost as good as having a high school diploma. But it isn’t a lot of fun.
Engineering degrees are very competitive, and you only have so much time to work on your degree. The best engineers often take classes for longer than four years, so the best engineers have a lot of time to work. The problem is that the degree in engineering requires that you work at a specific job for a long time.
This is something that I learned a lot in grad school and I was told by that time-management-professor that engineers were NOT the type of people who should be able to get a PhD in a program like this.
Engineers need to have a lot of knowledge. They need to be able to take a big group of data-logic and show why it makes sense. They need to be able to answer questions about how things work. They need to have a lot of patience and perseverance. In grad school, I found that the most likely candidates to get PhDs in engineering were engineers who were already in the field before they went to grad school.
For me, the most interesting engineering graduate students were those who had a lot of experience in their field. Not that I’m saying that engineers were the only people who could get a PhD. I’m not saying that engineers don’t have to know how to get a PhD. They do. But at the end of the day, we still need to be able to answer questions that need to be answered.