Queen's= Easy engineering degree?

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Subject: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/postsec/kpi/pdfs/engrgrad.pdf

According to the above data, there is a huge disparity in graduation rates between Ontario´s engineering schools. The numbers are all over the place ranging from 38% for Laurentian, 60% for Ryerson, to 91% for Queen´s.
What can account for this huge disparity? The entrance grades are higher at Queen´s compared to Ryerson by about 10-15%. While Ryerson grants degrees to only 6 out of 10 students, almost all of Queen´s students get a degree. I´d like to think Queen´s students are just much smarter, but the average entrance grades between Queen´s and Ryerson students do not differ more than 10-15%.

This may be a question of where the selectivity is applied due to a common accreditation standard. Queen´s is selective at entry while Ryerson appears to be selective at exit. That still does not however explain the huge gaps in graduates between the various schools. With rates like 91%, are Queen´s students getting an easier ride once they´re in, than students studying at Ryerson or Windsor?

[30-05-2006,01:44]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?)
The reputation of a school counts.
[30-05-2006,01:55]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?)
With little chance of failure, how much internal competition is there among engineering students if they know they will virtually all graduate?
[30-05-2006,02:25]
Anonymous
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^ No, they still need to work very hard. Just like Harvard with almost 100% graudation rate (except Bill), the students get their degrees are not take it for granted.
[30-05-2006,03:01]
Anonymous
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So, Queen´s may be trying to imitate Harvard? LOL
A Harvard drop out will do just fine (as with Bill). The same is probably not true for the Queen´s dropout. There lies the diff.

Seriously, with a mere 9% failure rate, where´s the rigor in what is supposedly the most demanding undergrad course?

[30-05-2006,03:47]
Anonymous
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The laurentian statistic is false because they onyl have 1/2 programs in civil or mechanical then the student must transfer out 3rd year.(if not for that fact laurentian would graduates about 1/2 its students)


Queens is lame, i cant belive they get away with that bullshit. No wonder they ate shit at the canadian engineering competition this year(lakehead did better than queens did with a fraction of the students to choose from)


OH and no, reputation does not count.


[30-05-2006,21:37]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?)
Engineering is NOT sonmthing that everyone can do.(except at queens hahahhahahah)
[30-05-2006,21:39]
Anonymous
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The whole point of an open engineering competition is you check your reputation at the door.
[30-05-2006,23:19]
Anonymous
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When i was in highschool it seemed like going to a specific school was critical to my success. But then i grew up and finally saw the big picture: Employers just want the employee who can do the job best, your school´s name ia about the farthest thing from anybodys mind.

Your fired, take your queens degree and get out of my sight

[31-05-2006,00:37]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?)
Maybe daddy will find him another job though his "connections".
[31-05-2006,01:19]
Anonymous
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"When i was in highschool it seemed like going to a specific school was critical to my success. But then i grew up and finally saw the big picture: Employers just want the employee who can do the job best, your school?s name ia about the farthest thing from anybodys mind.

Your fired, take your queens degree and get out of my sight"

A graduate from a good school can reflect a person´s attitude and ability, at least to a certain degree.

Good luck with your Brock degree. It is very easy for you to have a good job after you graduate in your way of thinking.

That´s why so many UTM and UTSC graduates have a lower employment rate than UTSG even they all granted the same UofT degrees.

At last but not the least, if you think living down under the basement is very suitable for you, then live there for the rest of your life.

[31-05-2006,05:39]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Queen's= Easy engineering degree?)
hhhm i made sense of about maybe... 1/2 of that
[31-05-2006,20:26]
Anonymous



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