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2 hours ago, shmoe said:

@Szar

Or NC State 😉

Obviously I don't have experience anywhere else, but NC State has a really great setup for distance students.

And how would a civil engineer know specifics/quality of an EE power graduate program? :dunno: :p

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2 hours ago, blewis216 said:

I'm currently finishing up the program at Kansas State. I've had a pretty good experience and would say it's worth the money I'm paying for it (which is nothing due to company reimbursement)

But in all seriousness they have been great to work with and have been very accommodating of my work schedule, can't recommend them enough.

I like theirs the best of what I've seen... it touches everything I want to learn more about.  What do you think of the curriculum material for someone a decade into the field?    

  

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8 minutes ago, Szar said:

I like theirs the best of what I've seen... it touches everything I want to learn more about.  What do you think of the curriculum material for someone a decade into the field?    

I was about 9 years out of school when I started my graduate degree program.

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I mean in regards to how in-depth / useful it is. 

 

Is it a cursory review or does it give an in-depth "ah-ha" type of moment?

 

(and of course how much work is it.)  :violin:

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22 hours ago, Szar said:

I mean in regards to how in-depth / useful it is. 

Is it a cursory review or does it give an in-depth "ah-ha" type of moment?

(and of course how much work is it.)  :violin:

Not cursory at all. I wouldn't have enrolled if that were the case. I wanted a program that related closely to my career and that's why I selected the Mich Tech program. Back then I was doing consulting engineering for the power industry. 

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 1:11 PM, Szar said:

I like theirs the best of what I've seen... it touches everything I want to learn more about.  What do you think of the curriculum material for someone a decade into the field?    

  

Curriculum wise it seems to vary by class... I took a power systems protection class and it was quite basic and I took a power system stability class that was very complex... I'd say if you stick to the 800 level classes you'll get quite a bit of insite on things even after 10 years in industry.

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On 6/13/2018 at 6:35 PM, BirdGrave said:

So now that I'm done with the Power PE I'm looking for a new engineering challenge to occupy my evenings.  I have yet to attend grad school for EE but it's something I've been thinking about for a while now.  For those of you who have already completed a graduate program I'd like to ask you, how do you compare it to preparation for the PE exam?  I realize to a certain degree it's like comparing apples and meteorites, but I'm just trying to get a sense of how much of my evening would be devoted to coursework compared to what I've grown accustomed to with PE exam preparation.  Thanks for your input.

eh grad school is completely different than the PE prep....especially if its a research based Masters....

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