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    MS or PhD

    This may or may not be true. Professors generally have different projects with different deadlines, levels of funding, and different stages of a particular project already completed. For e.g., a project may already have most of the fundamental work done by previous PhD students and all that remains is the application of the process/code/device, which is more appropriate for a MS student. Additionally, the estimated cost of an MS student is substantially less than a PhD student. This may make it more likely for you to be offered a position. By saying that you want to do a PhD when you really want an MS will put the professor in the wrong frame of mind. If the professor really thinks you are going to be around for 5 years or so, he or she might give you something new and fundamental for your PhD project. And if you decide to stop with just the masters, you might not have enough material to write anything conclusive. This will put you and your advisor in very difficult positions. So if you want an MS, apply for an MS - you can indicate the possibility of staying for a PhD in your application or statement of purpose.
  2. I forgot to mention University of Colorado at Boulder's online program: http://cuengineering...asters/distance They have a Masters in Aerospace Engineering Sciences online program, with courses in mechanics and finite element methods. Also, UIUC has an online MS in Mechanical Engineering program: http://online.engineering.illinois.edu/degrees/mechanical.htm
  3. UCLA and Columbia have online programs: http://msengrol.seas.ucla.edu/ http://www.cvn.columbia.edu/ in mechanical/civil/structural engineering/mechanics.
  4. Check the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) website: https://www.nees.org/research/projects/ https://www.nees.org/about/partners/academic/
  5. Hi, There are several programs that have computational mechanics research: (not in any particular order): 1) UT Austin - Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics 2) Stanford - Mathematical and Computational Sciences 3) University of Berkeley, Berkeley - Mechanical/Civil 4) Northwestern University - Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 5) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) 6) University of Illinois, Urbana 7) Caltech - Aeronautical/Mechanical 8) MIT - Mechanical/Aerospace 9) Carnegie Mellon University - Civil/Mechanical and many more universities and departments, with smaller groups or individuals working in computational sciences. You might also want to check out www.imechanica.org to find out more about mechanics research (not limited to computational). Hope this helps.
  6. NCSU appears to be doing research in pavement design.
  7. I'm starting at NU this fall.
  8. If you are interested in computational finance, I think CMU is a better place. UT Austin is doing computational sciences more in areas of engineering and physics.
  9. You should check the requirements (qualifying, preliminary exams, and coursework) of the two programs and decide.
  10. What is your background? What are your interests? Did you apply to ICES at Austin? If you are interested in computational finance, go for CMU. If you are interested in computational sciences and engineering, go for UT Austin.
  11. So who's going where? Anyone has made up his/her mind?
  12. Pick a research program that fits your interest.
  13. Is there even funding for MEng program?
  14. How come you didn't apply to the PhD program?
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