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Engineering Case Histories: Case 113: The benefits of an engineering education and advanced degrees

It has been a long time since I graduated with my engineering degrees, but I feel qualified to discuss them after many years in industry.

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

It has been a long time since I graduated with my engineering degrees, but I feel qualified to discuss them after many years in industry. Over the years, people have asked me if it is worthwhile to pursue an advanced degree. Having worked in industry, I’ve noticed the benefit of the following degrees: Associate of applied science in mechanical power technology, a 2-yr degree. Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a 4-yr degree. Master of engineering with an emphasis on mechanical engineering, a 2-yr degree. Doctor of engineering with an emphasis on mechanical engineering, a 3-yr degree. I have always been a “hands-on” type of person who likes to fix and build mechanical th

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