Doing Engineering Research with a Masters/Phd, but not an ABET certifed BS?

In summary, the person is seeking advice on how to enter the engineering field without completing an ABET-certified undergraduate engineering program. They do not want to post a duplicate question, but are open to any advice on the topic. There are already replies on the link provided in the conversation.
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I have asked a question in the academic advice forum about getting into an engineering field without having previously completed an ABET-certified undergraduate engineering program. I do not want to make a duplicate post, but it would be great if someone here has any advice to bring to that thread:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=287511"

Thank you in advance.
 
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Clockward said:
I have asked a question in the academic advice forum about getting into an engineering field without having previously completed an ABET-certified undergraduate engineering program. I do not want to make a duplicate post, but it would be great if someone here has any advice to bring to that thread:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=287511"

Thank you in advance.

Looks like you already have some replys on that link. BTW, it counts as a duplicate post when you post a link to the same topic.

CS
 
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I understand your concern about pursuing engineering research without an ABET-certified BS degree. While having an ABET certification is certainly beneficial, it is not always a requirement for conducting research in the engineering field.

There are many factors that can contribute to a successful career in engineering research, including a strong foundation in mathematics and science, hands-on experience through internships or research projects, and a passion for problem-solving and innovation. These qualities can be gained through a variety of educational pathways, not just through an ABET-certified undergraduate program.

That being said, it may be helpful for you to consider pursuing a Master's or PhD program in engineering, as these degrees often provide a more specialized and in-depth education in a specific area of engineering. Additionally, many graduate programs in engineering do not require an ABET-certified BS degree as a prerequisite.

If you are interested in a particular field of engineering research, I would recommend reaching out to professors or researchers in that field to discuss your options and seek their advice. They may be able to provide insight into the specific requirements and opportunities for conducting research in that field without an ABET-certified BS degree.

Ultimately, while an ABET certification may open up certain opportunities, it is not the only path to a successful career in engineering research. With dedication, hard work, and a strong passion for the field, you can still achieve your goals and make valuable contributions to the engineering community.
 

Related to Doing Engineering Research with a Masters/Phd, but not an ABET certifed BS?

1. What is the difference between a Masters/Phd in Engineering and an ABET certified BS in Engineering?

A Masters/Phd in Engineering is a graduate level degree that focuses on specialized research and advanced coursework in a specific field of engineering. On the other hand, an ABET certified BS in Engineering is an undergraduate degree that provides a broad foundation in engineering principles and prepares students for entry-level engineering positions. While both degrees provide valuable skills and knowledge in the field of engineering, a Masters/Phd is typically required for more advanced and specialized roles in research and academia.

2. Can I still do engineering research with a Masters/Phd if I did not obtain an ABET certified BS?

Yes, it is possible to conduct engineering research with a Masters/Phd even without an ABET certified BS. However, having an ABET certification may give you a stronger foundation in engineering principles and enhance your understanding and skills in conducting research.

3. Are there any limitations to doing engineering research with a Masters/Phd without an ABET certified BS?

There may be limitations to doing engineering research with a Masters/Phd without an ABET certified BS, as some research positions or projects may require a specific undergraduate degree. However, having a Masters/Phd in engineering still opens up many opportunities for research, especially in specialized fields.

4. Can I still become a licensed engineer with a Masters/Phd but not an ABET certified BS?

Yes, it is possible to become a licensed engineer with a Masters/Phd but not an ABET certified BS. However, the licensing requirements may vary depending on your location and field of engineering. It is important to research and understand the licensing requirements in your area.

5. Will having a Masters/Phd but not an ABET certified BS affect my job prospects in the engineering industry?

Having a Masters/Phd in engineering is highly valued in the industry and can open up many job opportunities, even without an ABET certified BS. However, some employers may prefer candidates with an undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution. It is important to research and understand the job market and requirements in your field of engineering.

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