I don't agree with this proposition.
Too much of engineering is learned on-the-job. The "cachet" attached to
additional years of school might look and smell great, but it is actually,
practically worthless, as anyone who's ever hired graduate level students
will tell you. If the schools taught more in practicum, it would be one
thing (after all, much of med school is clinicals, etc., which the public
insists must be done before you can trust a newly-minted M.D. to practice on
your person). But they are nearly ALL theory, with little of practical
benefit to be gained.
BTW, I have an MSCE.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DEVERE, PETER P. (JSC-ES) [mailto:peter.p.devere1(--nospam--at)jsc.nasa.gov]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 10:43 AM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Dynamic Loading
> Add this to the argument that a basic structural engineering
> degree be based
> on a six year matriculation!