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Any Engineering Students or Engineers here??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by the_punisher, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    Hey there,

    I completed my bachelor in electrical engineering (with Honors :D) in February this year.... Im now planning to get admission in a maters program..

    ive tried to get a hob but with the recession and all i cant find any.. So i thought i might as well utilize this time and do some higher studies...

    I am in asia and will prefer to go to a uni in either germany or australia but thats beside the point..

    the problem is that i dont know what to do my masters in?? i cant select a program.. ive done electrical engineering already but there are so many choices for masters that im confused now.. ALSO im afraid of choosing the wrong program, like if i study for 2 years and when im looking for a job i cant find any cause there are no jobs in my field.. that would definitely SUCK..

    Should i study power? electrical power generation that is..

    and please dont tell me study whatever im fond off or good at cause my friends who loved programming and stuff did their bachelors in IT and now there are no jobs for them the ones that are available are pretty low paying..
     
  2. hiraa

    hiraa Registered Member

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    You can do Electrical engineering masters, if you wish to stay and ok with confined to powers plants (they are always away from cities), you can also choose power distibution which will give you a job somewhere in cities.

    If plan to persue IM fulltime than better go for project management or an MBA that will open up your mind towards business as a whole.
     
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    theconjurer Junior Member

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    Hey there mate. I am about to enter the final year myself so another year of suffering left for me. I would recommend that you pick up an mba course in Australia. I am personally thinking on the lines of The New York State University. The thing is that with the way things are in Australia for Indians and Asians at the moment, it doesn't seem like a wise choice.

    Although my personal opinion to you would be to set up a firm in your country...register it properly and all. Make a whitehat website to justify your firm and rake in the revenue from your black hat methods. Then after about 3-4 years of "work experience", you can easily go in for a corporate MBA from wherever you want. This is what I will be doing eventually. cheers mate and all the best in whatever you undertake.
     
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    Wow, I wish I had an answer for you. I was crazy enough to choose Biomedical Engineering with Pre-Med concentration in hopes of going to med school. I didn't complete my studies yet b/c I'm not even 100% sure I want to go to medical school now. Might end up changing my concentration.

    Picking a masters is even harder if you're not sure what you want to do with your life.

    I really don't know what about your interests or strengths to truly pick a right Masters for you.
     
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    Im entering my last year in Nuclear Power Engineering in Toronto Canada and let me tell you something about a Masters degree here.
    I talked to employers and they say that those with a Masters do not get any special consideration and are eligible for the same entry level jobs as a Bachelor graduate.
    So my recommendation would be to get out there are get any work in the field because that is going to be a lot helpful for you in the long run especially for us here in Canada where we need 5 years work experience to get a professional engineering designation.
    Good Luck.
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    Getting a good salary depends on what skills you have and not just based on the degree you have. In my career, I always strived to acquire skills which were hot and I always found employers who were willing to offer me salaries 3 to 4 times than my colleagues who had similar educational background as mine.
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    Getting a good salary depends on what skills you have and not just based on the degree you have. In my career, I always strived to acquire skills which were hot and I always found employers who were willing to offer me salaries 3 to 4 times than my colleagues who had similar educational background as mine.
     
  8. the_punisher

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    thx guys.. I may go with power engineering..

    I was checking out UQ and found a confusion..http://www.uq.edu.au/engineering/academic-programs

    in the matsers of engineering, there are 2 "power generation" courses..

    and

    umm.. whats the difference? and to which should i apply?

    thx again guys
     
  9. sidddd

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    I am an engineer.. studying my 1st year now in Asia. I am in Information Technology branch and I love web, want to pursue my engineering in foreign and I don't have an idea on how to do that.

    I will in Asia.. India (hometown) for the next three years and one day I dream to study outside of India :confused:
     
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    i am studying mechanical engineering with focus on manufacturing...

    anyone is affilated with the MIT?

    I still hope to write my master thesis there.

    i don't worry about my specialisation because the basics you learn is the important thing
     
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    i did mechanical engineering too also with emphasis on CAE

    was in the industry 13 years mainly in fire protection i worked around europe before realizing it wasnt for me! LOL

    i quit engineering and now do IM/SEO/Web Dev/Consulting/Training now instead much more prefer it and earn a lot more too! :)

    for personal reasons i would much rather goto uni in australia i lived in hamburg, germany for a about a year loved the place just had issues with a few dickheads there, which sadly put me off returning...
     
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    Hey, where do you go to school?

    I did biomedical engineering as an undergrad and I'm continuing with it into a master's right now. Funny thing is, I'm doing the master's because I didn't know what I really wanted to do back then. I also thought about pre-med first two years but decided I liked math and computers better. I wish I'd gotten more industry experience vs. research as an undergrad though... I'm pretty sure experience is much more important for finding real jobs, but hopefully I won't need one after all. :)
     
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    I'm building engineer. Forget about mastering on engenering and make an MBA.
     
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    Student in Software Engineering here .. :)
     
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    the engineering branch is pretty hot, entry salary is around 4k€ in germany.
    mechanical engineering or software engineering ( where you're not a programmer - rather the project leader )
     
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    Completed my engineering 2 years back. Electrical engineer from India.
     
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    Pursuing Civil Engineering :]
     
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    I did my Electronics engineering & did masters in UK (Radio Systems Engg)... Currently working as an IT professional FT (IM + other stuff PT....)