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Engineering- This really puzzles me.
Im doing an engineering course that is 4yrs long.

It is a common first and second year and after this you specialise into a specific type of engineering for your final 2yrs and obtain an honours bachelor degree.

Another college offers a course that for 3yrs it is common, and then you specialise into a specific type of engineering for your final 2yrs and obtain a MASTERS DEGREE.

What I dont understand is that the master (d) course has far LESS HOURS PER WEEK. How can this be fair?
asked in Engineering, college, university



KentPDG answers:

Doesn't have to be fair. The universities have considerable freedom to specify the requirements for the degrees they grant.

Any engineering cirriculum will be demanding, requiring long hours of study, classes, and lab work for several years. In the end, degrees from some univerwities will be held in much higher esteem than those from other schools.

It sounds as if the school offering a master's degree for five years of much less demanding work is more of a business than an institution of higher education. They want to get five years of tuition payments from every person enrolled, not just four years. They also wan to keep their costs down, by having fewer faculty hours each week -- hence, lower overall faculty salary costs.

In teh US, we call that a Diploma Mill. Graduates of Diploma Mills find it difficult to get good jobs, and they find it even harder to perform in those jobs.

If you really want to be an engineer, find the most grueling and demanding university available to you. Plan to work your -- fingers -- off. Eventually, you will have a more productive and more rewarding career than nearly every other engineer you know.

BTW, I hold both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineer -- earned at some of our top universities.


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