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#32001 - 12/12/03 03:21 PM any engineers around here?  
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I would like to know how much school you have to go thru to get a engineering degree. I won't ask what engineers are responisble for because it seems like too general of a question. I would guess what job or company you worked for would more or less determine your responsibilities.


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#32002 - 12/12/03 03:37 PM Re: any engineers around here?  
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Most engineering degrees (bachelor of science or bachelor of engineering) are 4 years after completing high school, some are 5 years.
To be called a "professional engineer" in terms of the states requirements, there is no additional formal education needed, just years of experience and taking two 8 hour long tests.

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#32003 - 12/12/03 10:14 PM Re: any engineers around here?  
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A Bachelors in Engineering is a 4 year program. But often completed in just over 4 years because the coursework is tough and it usually requires more college credits than most bachelor degrees.

To be a licensed professional engineer (PE) typically requires 5 years as an Engineer in Training (EIT) after you graduate and then passing the exam.

The jobs held by engineers are so varied I couldn't possibly list them all. And most of the jobs engneers hold have very little to do with what they learned in college.


#32004 - 12/19/03 11:00 PM Re: any engineers around here?  
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My engineer friends all got 4 year degrees in just under 5 years. This was with some summer classes also.

2 are electrical’s
1 is a mechanical
1 of the EE’s has an engineering administration miner also this took about another year.


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