Engineering Degrees and Branches
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits college and university programs in engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation is based on a program's faculty, curriculum, and facilities; the achievement of a program's students; program improvements; and institutional commitment to specific principles of quality and ethics. Graduation from an ABET-accredited program may be required for engineers who need to be licensed.
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. To get admission in top college, you need to have a good score in GRE or SAT (for BS), good GPA, good recommendation letters. Research work/experience helps in getting admission in MS/Ph.D.
Some branches of engineering are concentrated in particular industries and geographic areas; for example, petroleum engineering jobs tend to be located in States with sizable petroleum deposits, such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California.
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- Mechanical Engineering is most popular degree in US. Around 30,000 Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degrees are awarded each year. Only 5,000 computer Engineering Degrees (BS) are awarded each year!
- Maximum degrees (BS) are awarded from following Colleges: Engineering Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology, Virginia Tech , Purdue University. They are the largest Engineering programs in US.
- Around 60,000 Masters (Engineering) are awarded each year. 9,000 of them are Computer Science Degree(which takes largest share in Masters Program).
- Overall engineering employment is expected to grow by 4 percent over the 2018-28 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
- Job outlook for Aerospace Engineers (2018-2028) is slower than average.