EE Education

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Pootworm, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Pootworm

    Thread Starter Member

    May 18, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I'm thinking about going back to school for an EE degree. I've already got a bachelors in math, and I was wondering if going to a vocational school as opposed to a full university would dramatically affect my employability.

    Anything else that anyone has to offer regarding EE education and employment would be really helpful as well.

    Thanks everybody!
  2. scubasteve_911

    Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2007

    A lot of employers want to see an engineering degree these days, so I would go for it. Unfortunately, I know quite a few people with Math degrees without employment in their field. I finished college as a technologist and it looked pretty grim for my colleagues when trying to find employment, I am yet to find out since I wanted my engineering degree also.

    As a silver-lining, Math skills are absolutely essential for an engineering degree. We often joke how we aren't engineers, we're mathematicians :p

  3. Salgat

    Active Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    How come you went first as a technologist?
  4. studiot

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    Whats an EE degree please?
  5. kubeek

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 20, 2005
    Electronics engineer
  6. scubasteve_911

    Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2007

    I'm an academic catastrophe! In highschool, I spend more time trying to design stuff than attending classes. I had pretty poor grades because I didn't care about what they were teaching.

    I wanted to be a designer, so, I enrolled in the only academic level that would accept me. College was incredibly easy, so I figured why not use my improved marks and confidence to give university a shot.

    I really enjoy the program and am almost done, so it seems like I had made the right choices.

  7. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    Before thinking about employment, it is worth giving a thought to your professional development - after all when you go for a job you are selling yourself and your development is something they are interested in as an initial selling point.

    I would assume that the net result of what you are aiming to achieve is to go for registration with a professional institution; which if you are in the US (I am assuming here) it would be the IEEE.

    You need to find out if the course at your vocational college is accredited by the professional institution that you are looking at registering with, and the course organizer will be able to tell you this.