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What makes an engineering program good?

  1. Jun 14, 2014 #1
    I am 2nd year student transferring into computer engineering at a university in NC. I saw on the US News rankings that their engineering program was at the bottom of the rankings but still ranked nonetheless.

    Their facilities are up-to-date. What exactly makes an engineering program good or bad?

    The classes in the computer engineering program are:
    Intro to Engineering Practices and Principles I

    Introduction to Engineering Practices and Principles II

    Computer Utilization in C++

    Computer Engineering Programming II

    Network Theory I and II

    Instrumentation and Networks Laboratory

    Logic Systems Design I and II

    Logic and Networks Laboratory

    Signals and Systems

    Fundamentals of Electronics and Semiconductors

    Systems and Electronics Lab

    Computer Organization

    Digital Design Lab

    Data Communications and Networking


    Embedded Systems

    Intro to VHDL

    Digital Signal Processing

    And of course there are the physics, chem, liberal studies, professional ethics type classes, calculus, diff equations, stats, econ, depth and science electives, and senior design 1 and 2.
    All input is greatly appreciated.
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  3. Jun 14, 2014 #2
    Much of the reputation a university earns lies in the staff. A modern facility and the right classes is all fine and dandy, but if the teachers lack experience, the program will perform badly; graduates will not be hired
  4. Jun 14, 2014 #3
    Internships are very important. The more access your program gives you to internships the better. If your program doesn't organize internships for students that is a red flag.
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