1. CE = civil engineering CPE = computer engineering , bridges were before computers folks.
Originally Posted by Burninator
My degree is Electrical engineering. You know, the real kind of engineering. Not your half *** engineering technology that doesnt get into half the math and theory that a real engineer does. I also dont give a **** what your degree says, university of phoenix hands out "degrees" all day long, doesnt make them worth anything. The fact that your degree says engineering is a failure of the licensing committee that allows sub-par degrees to hold the name "engineer" which lowers the work that i actually do. You are a technician, plain and simple. Say whatever you want to make yourself look better but your still a technician. I attend the university of texas.
You are right about one thing though, I havent graduated. This is my last semester and its really a formality of credits at this point. I am graduating in may. Then you can **** off as im starting my PhD in the fall. Im glad youre taking your TECHNICIAN degree and using it towards business. Im sure it will work well for you when you are doing IT for McDonalds one day.
Dude you sound really insecure I'm sorry things didn't work out for you , and you got so upset .
I Don't care what people's degrees say or what they call their job title. My marketability is based on what I know , how well I sell myself and my expeirience . Also future ambitions and drive to be a part of the certain group also help . I have met some self taught people who grew up in eastern Europe and never attended college with 20+ patents and could **** on Stanford graduates in regards to their knowledge of computer science . A piece of paper is just that in my field , it helps for entry level jobs but after that it becomes less and less relevant compared to experience . Also look at the career history of most CIOs and CTOs at most fortune 500 companies I wouldn't be surprised if alot of
Them spent some time in IT . I loath IT but realize that talent In that department can significantly contribute to any cutting edge techbology company , As for IT all stars vs IT joes working at Walmart or Kraft foods I am not sure how much they would change those companies bottom lines.
If you need some honest engineering advice I can try to give you some , my undergrad was a dual major with a bachelor of engineering (5 schools I think still keep that degree rather than a BS) in computer engineering & electrical engineering . I also finished my masters in systems engineering while an undergrad , and finished grad school for computer science .
I don't know if your just doing your phd for salary or prestige but if it's for either of the two
As you main reason I would suggest you to drop out after your masters and take other roads that will better pay off for those goals( possibly an MBA , Ect )