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Educational / Re: Masters in Engineering or MBA?
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:11:09 PM »
It appears that most of you here are of the opinion that a business degree does not enhance an engineer's overall skillset in engineering unless they solely want to focus on management. In that case, wouldn't a more ideal program be one that specifically deals with [url =http://engineeringdaily.elearners.com/online-degrees/Engineering-Management.htm]engineering management[/url]?

My advise to anyone trying to figure this out is to do the following:

- Carefully determine what direction you want your life to go by determining what you are good at and how you can best contribute to society.
-  Ask questions and interview those you admire
- Research open jobs and determine where the demand for jobs are (what sectors, what level of education are required etc)

Either way, an extra degree will never hurt you.

All the best.

Educational / Re: Masters in Engineering or MBA?
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:41:03 PM »
This topic has been quite hot and I just wanted to give some additional insights. We have complied a list of engineering programs presently available that are pertinent to this discussion.  The best way to approach this is to request brochures from these universities and study for yourself how to proceed.
Business Administration and MBA
Everest University Online
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Post University Online
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Grand Canyon University
General MBA
MBA and MS in Leadership
Northcentral University
Master of Business Administration - Management Information Systems
Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
Ashford University
MBA - No Concentration
MBA/Environmental Management
More Business Administration and MBA Programs

Engineering Masters Degree Programs
DeVry University
Bachelor in Electronics Engineering Technology
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Drexel University Online
MS in Engineering Technology
MS in Electrical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Grantham University
Bachelor of Science - Electronics Engineering Technology - Military Personnel Only
Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering Technology - Military Personnel Only
Norwich University
Master of Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Master of Civil Engineering - Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
Master of Civil Engineering - Construction Management
Master of Civil Engineering
Master of Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology / NJIT
Master of Science - Engineering Management
Gonzaga University
Transmission & Distribution Engineering Certificate
Master of Engineering in Transmission & Distribution Engineering

If you are looking for a job in the engineering discipline, you can now post your resume on this forum for added visibility.
All you have to do is register for this forum and then post your resume under the respective forum, ie. civil engineering/careers/resumes.
  • Make sure that you have a catchy subject and an equally informative message body.
  • Feel free to get creative and include links and photos if you wish.

A link to your entry will appear on our homepage immediately after you post and will be stored in this forum indefinitely, or until you delete it. We are currently receiving about 1000 engineers everyday, so who knows who might be looking for a candidate like you.

Best of luck
Admin - The Engineering Daily

I didn't get a pay raise until I became a project manager.

Interviewing / Re: What is Primavera Project Planner (P3) all about?
« on: March 30, 2010, 07:50:07 AM »
Primavera Software, Inc., the company behind Primavera, is a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for project-intensive industries. The company was recently acquired by Oracle.
Primavera offers best-in-class solutions focused on the mission critical PPM requirements of key vertical industries including engineering and construction, public sector, aerospace and defense, utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing and high tech, and IT and services.
Primavera's PPM products, together with Oracle's project financials, human resources, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, business intelligence, and infrastructure software are expected to provide the first, comprehensive Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solution. This solution is expected to help companies optimize resources and the supply chain, reduce costs, manage changes, meet delivery dates, and ultimately make better decisions, all by using real-time data.

The Economy / Re: Have you lost your job? How are you surviving?
« on: March 15, 2010, 03:31:54 PM »
I read somewhere that the market tightens, an employers will go from "must have at least 5 years experience" to “will train the right person.” It’s a humbling shift, one that demands that companies run lean, know their market targets.
Will this mean that those without experience will be considered in place of those without experience?

Educational / Re: Masters in Engineering or MBA?
« on: March 08, 2010, 04:25:30 PM »
According to BusinessWeek, MBA Graduates make an average salary of $104,000 a year. In addition to a higher paying Engineering job. According to the articles, some other advantages of having an MBA include the following:
  • Career Advancement - Many career paths require individuals to obtain their MBA.
  • Career Change - Professionals seeking a career change may need to increase their marketability by obtaining a MBA.
  • Entrepreneurship - Turn to an MBA degree to obtain the necessary skills of business ownership.
  • Increasing Areas of Expertise - Focusing your studies with an MBA can enhance your knowledge within the Engineering industry.

If we know the volumetric flow rates of the water going into the two branches, then what would be the velocity of the water coming out?

Infrastructure / What is the role engineers will have to play?
« on: March 03, 2010, 11:56:27 AM »
What are some of the things that you as an engineer can do do better the state of our infrastructure?

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (EIT) / Re: Value of EIT certificate
« on: March 01, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »
The EI only prepares you to take the PE exam. Otherwise, it is purposeless because it doesn't add any value to your engineering profession.

The Economy / Re: Have you lost your job? How are you surviving?
« on: February 22, 2010, 01:33:44 PM »
I recently posted an article on the main site, pertaining to this very discussion. The basis of the article was Badger’s comments above.
The article sparked an interesting version of discussions on the topic of engineers in the workforce and if engineers are becoming too many in the workforce. 
One of my favorite comments went as follows:
Read David E. Goldberg’s The Entrepreneurial Engineer for what it means to be an engineer today and how to make the most of your engineering degree. The times have changed, but the engineering degree still, more than any other degree, provides you with the skills needed to thrive in this century. Remember, you learn, not only, science, math, and physics, but social science, history, and English. It’s not trade school; it’s a well-rounded 21st century education that prepares you for life and many opportunities, if you’re open to them and where they might take you.
For more on the topic, here is the link to the article titled: Do you think engineers are on the way to becoming “cheaper by the dozen”?

Education / Re: Should I go for a Master's in Structural or General Civil?
« on: February 19, 2010, 11:45:03 AM »
I personally have an MBA, from which I have been able to derive considerable benefit because I now have my own consulting company. The reason why I opted for an MBA as opposed to an engineering-specific degree was becuase I knew in the back of my mind I would pursue other careers after engineering.
So far it has worked for me.
I suppose your dilemma could be settled if you figured out your long term goals and then analyzed what each degree offers and what will be benefial in the long run.
All the best.

Facebook used to be a purposeless time-waster a few years back but right now we can no longer ignore its potential in being a networking and interactive tool. Many employers are now scouting for for talent through facebook and other social media sites.
I think the issue is becoming more to do with the fact that employers are looking for something in addition to resumes to assess and individuals employability. So, adjust your profiles accordingly.

General Discussions / Re: Why did you choose engineering?
« on: February 12, 2010, 02:41:38 AM »

Educational / Re: Online vs. on-campus learning?
« on: February 02, 2010, 12:18:34 AM »
I certainly agree with you that at least for the BS, an on-campus degree provides you with much-needed interaction with students and professors.
But what about other advanced degrees?
My thinking is, an online degree provides you with a way to focus on your career while still getting and education.
From a long-term percepective I think such an approach will do more for your career as opposed to focusing entirely on getting an advanced degree.
The question then becomes, what are the job prospects for those with an online engineering degree? 

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