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University of Phoenix?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by monsterkx2fiddy, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    monsterkx2fiddy

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    So I'm almost done with my associates in business. But the way i have taken my courses I'm going to finish mechanical engineering in one semester.

    I have been getting calls from many universities lately. University of Phoenix is semili close to home. Has anyone been there? I forgot to ask about tuition but I did my homework and seems like they have worked on that to an extent.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    Might as well just print your own degree IMO. I'd never go to a school that has shareholders to answer to.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    It probably can work, but nothing compares to a degree from a credited 4 year University.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    Don't do it. Go to a real University. Employers don't usually like those kinds of schools. Good luck and well done on your Associates...
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    You can get a mechanical engineering degree in 1 semester after a business associates? Not possible. Seriously.
     
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    I read it thinking the same thing.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    I was in mechanical engineering until I switched to industrial engineering, but either way a Bachelors of Engineering is 128 credits. An associates degree is usually about 60 credits. The rest of the classes are technical classes specific to the engineering major so you have to attend a 4-year school for 2 years to get these.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    It's crazy expensive, local college would serve you better, good luck.
     
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    I'm a junior in Mechanical Engineering :D
     
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    I was... Industrial/manufacturing fits my desires better. Now my days aren't just calculus on top of calculus on top of calculus.

    On a side note I don't even see where you can get a mechanical engineering degree from U of P.
     
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    Oh pshhh its not all calculus....its differential equations. I think the MET/IE's have more fun, probably should have went that route but oh well
     
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    I think it is more fun because it's a lot of business and management thinking, instead of straight problem solving. We learn how to manage production, quality, documentation, design efficiency, things like that. I still like the mechanical side so I'm doing some mechanical tech electives to broaden my knowledge. I already have a job in a manufacturing plant for a john deere supplier after college, even though I have 3 semesters left after this one.
     
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    Okay. I was thinking that employers would frown on a school like that. Which is why earlier I told them I had already found a school. But I was thinking if the grant is big enough maybe it would be cheap.

    Well I'm not sure about my engineering? At my school I have taken just about everything for business. All I need is physics and a
    Calculus. Then for engineering all I will need is calculus 2 and 2 guided electives? I have both transfer sheets from my school to university.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    I could be wrong I will have to check them again tomorrow. Headache from hell
     
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    You are going to need more than calculus and physics lol
    Mechanical Engineers need mechanics of materials(1-3), thermo/heat transfer(1-3), and system analysis classes to name a few
     
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    Just for reference below is the ME degree 4 year plan at Iowa State University. I would compare it to whatever program you might be going into because most business classes wouldn't even transfer here. This program is also abet accredited so it's recognized world-wide, like most Universities. You might be looking at a "Pre-engineering" program, which is really just the first 2 years of an engineering program. I don't know any community or non-univerity schools certified to teach an engineering program.

    http://www.me.iastate.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/18/files/2012/09/ME-Flowchart-2012-20131.pdf
     
  17. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    Good link, very similar to the flowchart I'm following
     
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    As a recruiter/engineer for a large company, don't do it. If the school isn't ABET accredited or similar we'll through out your resume immediately. A local state university that has its accreditation will get you much further. Any thing less will only get you a technician or entry level analyst, which is fine but don't expect anything else. If your going into engineering you have a long way to go. Good luck.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    And I can't speak for engineering stuff but I know that they claim their MBA is accredited. Only problem is it doesn't have the accreditation that real schools have so its pretty much a useless piece of paper.
     
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    Just for associates?


    Ill get in the comp here in a few once this food and ibuprofen kick in. Then ill show you guys what my school offers. And what my university offers
     
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