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chicgal

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Hi everyone

I'll try to keep this short. I've been interested in engineering for a while now but never got into it for various reasons. I graduated with a BA in Econ/Math and a MA in Economics from Hunter College in NYC. I am really interested in getting an MS/M.Eng from some where but am really confused on how that would work. Some sources say that you can get into a school without being an undergrad engineering person while others don't. I have all the requisite math -- up to real analysis and abstract algebra but am lacking any kind of physics. I did take chemistry way back in my freshmen years but didn't do very well in those courses. I also took a full year of bio and did well on that.

I think I have the grades gpa wise and I think my GRE scores are strong enough, but I'm not sure if I have enough of the science background. Does anyone have any advice? I have already seen the LEAP program but I don't want to bet my future on one program!

Also, how important is school ranking when it comes to MS/M.Eng programs -- in terms of how much do they matter for job placement after you graduate? In economics, it is hugely important where you graduate from.

Thanks so much for your help, in advance!

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Hi everyone

I'll try to keep this short. I've been interested in engineering for a while now but never got into it for various reasons. I graduated with a BA in Econ/Math and a MA in Economics from Hunter College in NYC. I am really interested in getting an MS/M.Eng from some where but am really confused on how that would work. Some sources say that you can get into a school without being an undergrad engineering person while others don't. I have all the requisite math -- up to real analysis and abstract algebra but am lacking any kind of physics. I did take chemistry way back in my freshmen years but didn't do very well in those courses. I also took a full year of bio and did well on that.

I think I have the grades gpa wise and I think my GRE scores are strong enough, but I'm not sure if I have enough of the science background. Does anyone have any advice? I have already seen the LEAP program but I don't want to bet my future on one program!

Also, how important is school ranking when it comes to MS/M.Eng programs -- in terms of how much do they matter for job placement after you graduate? In economics, it is hugely important where you graduate from.

Thanks so much for your help, in advance!

This depends on what sort of engineering program you are thinking about. EE...you probably will need physics and chemistry. Systems Engineering...you might make for an interesting candidate straight up. CS...that's a toss up.

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Thanks Double

Yeah, I'm interested in EE or Biomedical. Not sure which one yet.

Another option I have is to just go get a Bachelor's in Eng. I have been considering that since it won't take me too long. Do you know anything about how much school rank matters in the engineering field in either undergraduate or graduate studies?

Thanks.

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