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>> Also, what California Universities or Colleges are good at the different
>> branches of engineering? 
>> 
>> Ernie Natividad
>

The combination in a new engineer that I like is undergraduate work in
architectural engineering at Cal Poly, where the head of the department is
a very respected licensed structural engineer; then graduate work at U.C.
Berkeley.

If you want a job and command top dollar, Cal Poly is probably tops.  If
you want to know how to put a building together and know how to prepare a
set of drawings, again Cal Poly.

Realistically, compare curriculums - like, will you get four years of
engineering in your major or two years of fairly close to your major and
two years of other stuff!  Will you have to take stuff in graduate school
that you should have had in undergraduate courses?  Say like a course like
in design.

Also review the curriculums of other schools - are their courses close to
the state of the art or are their professors busy writing research papers
and not teaching.  Check to see how many of the teachers have been in the
real world; are they licensed architect's or engineer's?   Maybe find out
if the teachers ever had their own practice.


Neil Moore
S.E.