Requirements for Further Education
- In order to recieve a license to practice engineering in North America you must
In order to recieve higher education at most colleges in Computer Engineering you must:
- Graduate with a degree from an accredited four-year university program in engineering.
- Complete a standard Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) written examination, which tests applicants on breadth of understanding of basic engineering principles, and optionally some elements of an engineering specialty. Completion of the first two steps typically qualifies for certification in the U.S. as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT), sometimes also called an Engineer Intern (EI).
- Accumulate a certain amount of engineering experience under the supervision of a P.E. In most states the requirement is four years, but in others the requirement is lower.
- Complete a written Principles and Practice in Engineering ('PE') examination, testing the applicant's knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, civil, for example), as well as engineering ethics.
- completed an electrical engineering curriculum or a computer engineering curriculum
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 (A = 4. 0) on the last 60 hours
- submit scores from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- master's degrees are admitted only if a faculty member is willing to serve as the Ph.D. thesis adviser. Accordingly, such applicants should write, call, or e-mail prospective Ph.D. advisers and discuss their research interests and potential Ph.D.
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