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- Subject: RE: CA PE License!
- From: "Dennis S. Wish PE" <wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com>
- Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 10:35:01 -0700
-----Original Message----- From: Swaminathan Krishnan [SMTP:SKRISHNAN(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net] Sent: Saturday, October 04, 1997 10:39 PM To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: CA PE License! I was awarded only 2 years of experience for my 4 year Bachelor's Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (which I am sure most of you would recognize as one of the premier institutes in the world) simply because it is not an ABET accredited institute. On the other hand I was given full credit for my M.S. degree from Rice University. Now if Rice University can recognize my undergrad degree and if BORPELS can recognize my MS degree from Rice shouldn't they give full credit for my Bachelors degree? It seems very unfair that inspite of having the same qualifications as one who has a Bachelors from a US University, I have to wait for 2 additional years to get my PE License and hence 2 additional years for my SE. I'm not sure that this can be taken for granted since it is not necessary to be a Civil Engineering graduate to enter a Structural Engineering Masters program. If I remember from my days in college, you needed only an engineering degree or completion of certain engineering undergraduate courses to qualify for a masters program in structural. If this were the case, then BORPELS would be justified in their action. I would think, however, that providing them transcripts with course descriptions may help in your behalf. My years in college span over two decades (different majors, engineering courses taken at multiple universities etc.). In one case, I had to find the college catalog from a university I attended in 1968 to try and match courses then to those offered twenty years later. This was left to the discretion of the university advisers. ABET accreditation has been used as a standard for allowance of students in the US to take the PE exam or enter masters programs. I would not think that the standard should be lowered because universities outside the US are not ABET accredited. This should be on a school by school basis and should be evaluated fairly by BORPELS and other licensing boards. Try the course description criteria with an appeal to BORPELS and see where it goes from there. Dennis S. Wish PE
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