INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Graduate admisisons

Graduate admisisons

(OP)
Hello guys,

Just a quick question on admissions into graduate programs for good (or 'famous') PE schools - CSM, TAMU, LSU, UT Austin, etc. Any ideas what are the kinds of qualifications professors are looking for when choosing students? I understand different schools may have different focuses and grade cut-offs, but just wondering if anyone had any experience or insight into the selection process?

I'm thinking of applying to a couple of schools for spring/fall 2016 - U of Houston, TAMU and possibly CSM (but they already rejected me once for their PhD program) - to do a Msc in research.

(Background - Beng (Hons) Mech Eng, 7 years of production/reservoir experience)

many thanks in advance
SA

RE: Graduate admisisons

I sometimes think it is ability to pay, but having a clear idea of a (funded) research topic really helps. When I was applying to the MSME program at CU, I had a committment from my employeer to pay for my research for my thesis (and I had a project defined). I don't think that anyone on the committee ever considered not leting me in even though my undergrad was in Industrial Management.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo Galilei, Italian Physicist

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close