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Question: discuss your goals with respect to obtaining the Master of Engineering degree. Please limit your response to 750 words or less. What made you decide upon that option? What motivated you to take that action? Why is it important to you? what or who inspired you to become an engineer. At what age did you first believe that this was the right career path for you, and why?
• An introductory paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention and sets the stage for the following paragraphs
• A few highlights of your abilities, education, and work accomplishments (but don’t repeat your resume) (I’ve added my resume to help with this)
• Reasons for gaps in your chronological work history.
• A descriiption of your short- and long-term goals
• A detailed explanation of your interest in the program and school, often including courses or professors (and their research) of interest to you
• A closing paragraph that in some way ties up the essay by highlighting key points and closing the loop opened by the introductory paragraph
Eplanation of degree I’m going for: (Masters of Engineering-MEng emphasis in : Engineering management).
Engineers approach a broad range of disciplinary and transdisciplinary opportunities by applying new approaches and technologies to solve problems, innovate and create value.
The Master of Engineering degree is an interdisciplinary program preparing engineering, science and technology majors with more advanced technical, management and practical skills that enhance a student’s marketability to potential employers. The program is designed for people who are already employed in engineering or technical roles, or who are interested in expanding their skill set before entering a technical organization as manager or individual contributors.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers are highly paid, and there is significant growth in the number of employment opportunities. Graduates of this multidisciplinary program are able to fill these roles in the following career paths:
• Engineering managers hold leadership positions in the management of projects, process and people, combining engineering competency with managerial skills to support the efficient development of new technology and products.
• Quality and reliability engineers utilize engineering principles to make business and production processes and products more efficient and dependable. They may also look for ways to seek efficiencies while maintaining reliable products and production methods.
• Systems engineers may become technical managers who develop the technical design of complex systems, and manage them, by building on their interdisciplinary expertise, systems engineering principles and practical experience.
What is engineering management?
Engineering management is a specialized form of management that combines business acumen with technical expertise. Effective engineering managers understand complex, technical problems and can identify potential paths forward. Engineering managers are required to successfully lead engineering or technical projects.
The master’s in engineering program builds analytical, leadership and management abilities so you can lead a team of skilled professionals in the workforce. You can tailor your degree to your goals by choosing an emphasis in engineering management, with an elective path in one of the following:
• Entrepreneurship and innovation.
• Supply chain management.
• Systems and software management.
• Quality management.
What skills and certification will I get in this engineering degree?
With a master’s in engineering degree, you’ll gain a wide range of skills related to a variety of engineering fields. These technical skills are complemented by data-proven organizational, administrative and planning abilities to ensure the successful completion of complex projects.
Technical skills taught in the program, include but are not limited to:
• Project and quality management.
• Running experiments.
• Software quality assurance.
• Statistical learning.
• Supply chain modeling.
Management skills are essential for the operational performance of engineering-driven projects. These skills help you to manage projects to ensure quality, formulate processes and streamline operations. Students can complete courses required to earn their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt as part of their coursework.
Is a master’s in engineering worth it?
By focusing your master’s in engineering degree in engineering management, you’ll be empowered to compete for high-paying management roles. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering managers earned a median salary of $144,380 in 2019, outpacing earnings for all major engineering job categories.
Personal thoughts (To be honest I never was the one that had everything figured out. for me, it is uncomfortable to talk about that “gray” area and my personal life. Talk about how the military mold me and how my current surveyor job gave me technical skills that got my engine running. Short tears goals: After getting my maters in Engineering I would like to get a corporate job as a project manager, product manager or a engineering manager with a tech company or construction company for five years to learn the ropes. long term goal: get my own general construction/Remediation company off the ground )
Small fillers to tie the paper together:
Modern life is almost wholly dependent on engineering. It is everywhere and it is always changing, and it is this in particular which attracts me to civil engineering.
Engineering offers us the chance to make the world a better, safer and more exciting place; this is what attracts me to the subject.
While physics and maths give one the background skills needed to assure the validity of innovation and technology, engineering seeks to apply this simultaneously with a desire for products to satisfy consumer needs such as efficiency, safety and cost.
At 28 I spent several weeks at a local engineering company as part of my work experience. This gave me an insight into CAD, mechanical engineering and computer systems, which has led to me wanting to study these at university.
Increasingly over the last few years, I have become drawn to engineering and the wide range of possibilities that studying in this field can offer.
To me, engineering is fascinating. From what I learnt, the word “engineer” literally means “to make things happen”, the simple things in our daily lives to the complicated systems in factories.