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Possible Part Time Eng. Programs?

  1. Jan 6, 2009 #1
    Hey everyone!

    I was just curious about any schools that offer part time programs that are offered during the day (or at all if it comes to it). I'm studying EET at the moment and plan to graduate with a BS; I just want to know if there is any chance of getting an EE with my credits if I decide to pursue it.

    My courses that I'll have taken are towards the bottom of this link:

    http://www.rit.edu/programs/ugrad/colleges/cast/electech.html [Broken]

    The Calculus Courses offer the same material as I-III, just in a longer timeframe (according to a friend). I've liked Physics a lot so far, and appreciate Calculus. I think I would've been able to complete a BS in EE, but I'm going to turn 22 soon and in my second year in the EET program and want to start working soon, so it's too late now. I love my major, but that T really limits people I hear (my pride is a motivator too haha).

    The only reason I have any hope of being able to do this is because of the first two years cover a decent amount of theory (I think) and math. I don't have high hopes though.

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  3. Jan 6, 2009 #2
    Generally it's tough to transfer more than a certain amount of credits from one institution from another, especially when the desired new degree would be at the same level as the old (it seems you are looking to use many of your credits to get a second BS, in EE rather than EET -- which is your present course of study). It would likely be easier to pursue the EE at your present institution and take an extra year or so (the economy is pretty poor, and I think staying in school might be better/easier than getting a full time job, which may become near impossible... although of course building debt by staying in school isn't great either).

    Some things to looks into:

    1) What are the requirements for a Professional Engineer certification/licensure in your state (these tend to require a degree from an accredited program... does your present course of study meet the requirement, or would the EE be needed)? Some of your job opportunities may be limited if you can't pursue your PE.

    2) What opportunities might you have to pursue graduate (even MS/MBA level) degrees with your present degree versus an EE degree? While the MBA can be pursued easily, I'm particularly thinking about MS's in different fields of engineering. I'm quite frankly not sure how a terminal MS program would view an EET versus an EE in the admissions process, but I suspect the EE would hold more weight (although the admissions committee probably would look at your coursework to compare). An MS in a field might counter your technical degree.
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