Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.

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Subject: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.
hi guys i wanted to know which univ. is better for electrical engineering.
i still can´t decide, mcgill has the name around the world whereas concordia has the coop and people say it´s better for engineering. some say Mcgill graduates get better starting salary.

i am really really confused, i have to apply soon...

thanks

[04-02-2006,14:47]
AnOnYmOuS
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
Stick to Mcgill and this is coming from a concordia student. concordia engineering sucks. I think you can get an internship with Mcgill. By the way, I go to concordia and I have spoken to engineering students at Concordia and they tell me its not very good. The students are not exactly top calibre and the exams are much harder at Mcgill. If you are a smart and serious engineering student, I suggest you apply to Mcgill or to Waterloo.

Good luck






[04-02-2006,16:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
McGill is highly ranked in the world.
The reputation of McGill is far better than Concordia for thousands of miles ! !

[04-02-2006,16:53]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
Imo, big name schools such as McGill tend to be more academically rigourous and challenging. McGill also has its international name. Concordia offers coop but like the above poster stated, you can try to get an internship or an industrial practicum at McGill. That being said, I don´t go to Concordia so I can´t really compare it with McGill, but I´ve heard that their engineering programs are good too and I highly doubt that you´d get a better starting salary coming from McGill.
[04-02-2006,17:00]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
The academic standards for engineering at concordia are not up to par with those at Mcgill. this is the case with most of the programs at Concordia except for commercfe (finance and accounting) and actu maths. The fact of the matter is, there is massive curving in the engineering classes and most of the time, the averages (in hard courses) are like 40%. There is alot of cheating as well, but this is the case at Mcgill too. To be honest, I dont think Mcgill nor Concordia offers a great engineering education. Might as well go to Waterloo or UofT.


[04-02-2006,17:23]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
The curving is due to the fact that engineering is one of the hardest majors and therefore the class averages tend to be lower than that of other majors.
btw many rankings put McGill in the top 3 in engineering in Canada and within the top 50 in the world, so i´m sure anyone getting an engineering degree from McGill will be fine.
Waterloo and UofT are both great in engineering, but anyone who really wants the very best engineering education would go to MIT, Caltech, Stanford, Berkley...

[04-02-2006,20:08]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
I´m an engineering student and i´ve never encountered any cheating problems in any of my classes. Exams are fairly well invigilated.
[04-02-2006,20:29]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
The cheating at CONCOrdia engineering and Mcgill engineering is well known in Montreal. There were a few articles in the papers about this.




[04-02-2006,20:31]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
like i said before, i´m an engineering student and I´ve never heard of a serious cheating problem at either university. Never read it in the papers either, show me some proof first. of course i´m not saying no one cheats, of course cheating will occur, especially at larger universities where it would be more difficult to monitor cheating. All universities will have cheaters, it´s not a Concordia/McGill thing.
[04-02-2006,20:53]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r30034/auxi/desouza.html

Old, but thats all I could find. If you speak to engineering students, they will tell you that cheating is rampant.


[04-02-2006,22:16]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
thanks for the article
interesting, never heard of this, but to be fair there are two sides to the story:
"However, Frank Mucciardi, McGill´s associate dean of engineering, said the total was inflated by a single class in which about 15 students collaborated on a lab report."
Anyway, the article still doesn´t show taht this is solely a McGill/Concordia problem.

[04-02-2006,22:39]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Concordia vs. Mcgill - electrical eng.)
I know, I know. I dont know if its as bad in other Universities, but I can tell you honestly that its really bad at concordia engineering and computer science.

http://ctr.concordia.ca/2004-05/oct_21/19/

[04-02-2006,23:46]
Anonymous



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