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Old 02-25-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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I don't have an undergraduate background in engineering but rather physics and mathematics. It turns out I qualify for many MASc programs of good state schools, but I don't know if I can invest another 2 years into another master's degree if job prospects are terrible. Of course, I do realize I will never qualify for a professional licensing, but that isn't a concern for me since I'm not going into a field that requires one to be professionally licensed.

Oh, and the field I'm looking to get into is electrical engineering.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Please edit the question defining MASc, Master's of Science. And put your question up and front. Add the details at the end.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I don't have an undergraduate background in engineering but rather physics and mathematics. It turns out I qualify for many MASc programs of good state schools, but I don't know if I can invest another 2 years into another master's degree if job prospects are terrible. Of course, I do realize I will never qualify for a professional licensing, but that isn't a concern for me since I'm not going into a field that requires one to be professionally licensed.

Oh, and the field I'm looking to get into is electrical engineering.

What type of experience do you have? The MSEE will open doors but keywords gets you through them.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Please edit the question defining MASc, Master's of Science. And put your question up and front. Add the details at the end.
The schools I'm planning to apply to have it the designation as MASc: Master's of applied science.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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What type of experience do you have? The MSEE will open doors but keywords gets you through them.
I don't have any experience, that is why I'm considering the master's route in the first place. All companies these days are looking for engineering degrees, and won't hire me even if I could demonstrate to them that I can do the job.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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No doubts about it, Engineers are having a tough time these days. Good news is supposedly (if you believe the NYT) states are cutting Engineering education. Finally politicians are doing something right. No sense producing more unemployed engineers.
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