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Subject: Re: Master with or without thesis?
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 15:21:48 +0000
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On Sun, 22 Dec 2002 13:34:22 +0000, C.D.H.Williams@exeter.ac.uk
(Charles DH Williams) wrote:
>In article <2S8N9.firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Gretzteam"
>> First, is there a difference from a company's perspective between a master
>> degree with a thesis or one without a thesis? There is usually a project
>> required for the latter case, but less elaborated than a real thesis.
>I assume you are asking about the UK qualifications.
>IMO it won't make much difference to most employers which degree you have.
>In a small fraction of cases the MSc may give you an edge if it is in an
>area of direct relevance to a subject they are directly interested in. In
>both cases recruiters will take the M level as being an indication that
>you have the ability to cope with professional level technical material
>given a limited amount of supervision.
>> Second, what is the difference between the M.Eng and M.Sc.A master degree?
>> Sometimes, very interesting subject in dsp only leads to a M.Sc.A instead of
>> a M.Eng since there is more mathematics/statistics involved and the courses
>> are divided between the engineering and science department.
>The main difference is how they are funded. M.Eng are funded through the
>same mechanisms as all undergraduate degrees (local authorities, student
>loans). M.Sc. are funded by the individual students, or employers and/or
>If you wish to gain Chartered Engineer status then you may find that one
>or other degree bring certain exemptions from some of the hurdles.
In the UK a Master of Engineering degree is an undergraduate degree of
four years, you can't do DSP only and you have to have written a
project report or thesis to get it.
SARTOR requires a masters level of degree.
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