[Coco] OT: Thoughts about going back to school full time.
jimcox at miba51.com
Sun Dec 4 23:29:02 EST 2005
First off thanks for the reply, you made some really good
points. Secondly, I think I have asked a similar question
a while back. Oh well, I guess I'm showing my age.
I thought that the BSET may be a way to move into an
engineering tech position. Maybe that's not the way to go
then. For reason's I won't go into, I am looking at
changing jobs, so your comment about getting the BSET not
being a good decission is making me think about some other
One option is to take advantage of the resources I have
(CoCo, 6809 trainer, Ethernut, etc...) and use those to
refresh and improve my skill set. It's cheaper, and more
fun. Some things like math and C I can also do on my own.
Thanks again for the input.
On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:02:29 -0500
jdaggett at gate.net wrote:
> In the current climate I would state this based on
> experience. IF one is over 50 yrs of age and
>contemplating a BSEE
> or even a BSET to move and gain advancement with another
> company is not a good decission. If you are doing it to
> within the company you are working at then by all means
>go for it.
> Right now if there are two engineers equally matched in
> over 50yrs old and the other say 35 yrs old, the younger
> will win out. Simply because of cost of benefits. To
> advancement with in the company you work for is okay. To
> education to move on to another company and if you ar
> 50yrs old will be a mistake.
> There is not supposed to be age descrimination in
>hiring, but in a
> quiet way there is. Proving it is far more difficult
>than it is worth the
> time and effort.
> In some circles the BSET is not as prefered as the BSEE
> Reasoning is the BSET has less math requirements. A BSEE
> have 23 semester hours of mathematics in a 128 hour
> program. There are two courses that are not part of the
> are apart of the BSEE program. These are:
> 1) Analysis of Linear Systems
> 2) ElectroMagnetic Fields and Waves.
> Linear Systems is the main course that separates techs
> enegineers. Heavy in theory and in math. Fields in Waves
> some a brutal course as it requires visualization of
> deminsional concepts and mathematics. I just loved those
> spherical integrals and gradients. Not to leave out
> Equations either.
> just my opinion
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