March: Engineering University Ranking

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Subject: March: Engineering University Ranking
Canadian Engineering University ranking:
(March, 2008)

1. Lakehead University
2. University of Waterloo
3. McGill University
4. University of British Columbia
5. University of Alberta
6. University of Ottawa - Carleton University
7. Queen?s University
8. Universit? de Montreal
University of Western Ontario
10. McMaster University
Dalhousie University
12. University of Calgary
13. University of Saskatchewan
14. Concordia University
15. Laval University
16. University of New Brunswick
University of Manitoba
18. Universit? de Sherbrooke
19. Ryerson University
20. University of Victoria
21. University of Windsor
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Universit? du Qu?bec
24. Simon Fraser University
25. University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The Universities have been ranked by several indicators of academic and research performance, highly cited researchers, papers published in Engineering, field prizes, articles indexed in major citation indices, reputation, graduate employability, size of faculty, and the future plans to expand.

[08-03-2008,17:45]
Humble
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
Ontario Board of Professional Engineers reported that Canada currently has more than 100,000 of surplus Engineers, thanks to bringing 10,000 surplus every year! This is the key issue, not the quality of degree. As a result, on the average only 58% of engineers coming out of the Canadian schools can manage a permanent job in Canada. Now how would you explain this? At least there mustn?t be any question about the quality of Canadian degrees. What?s the explanation of such sorry figures for them? Why they are also having tough time to manage jobs and many of them have to either continue menial jobs or leave the country?

http://www.ospe.on.ca/pdf/CCE_OctNovSpeakingOut.pdf

I had US Masters in engineering, had US experience, then got the 2nd Masters from the best Canadian school U of T, that couldn?t secure me a job in Canada. I?m not alone, it happened to most of my immigrants classmates. So please don?t misled people by telling the fairy tales of bad degrees. That may be one of the reason, but still can?t explain the major problem at all.

[09-03-2008,00:17]
Anonymous
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
Please note that the Universities have been ranked by several indicators of academic and research performance, highly cited researchers, papers published in Engineering, field prizes, articles indexed in major citation indices, reputation, size of faculty, and the future plans to expand, NOT graduate employability alone.

Getting degrees from best schools do not always gaurantee jobs. Getting job after graduation depends on individual profile. Even with a bachelor degree, many are making mad money in this profession. And one thing I don´t quite understand - why did you pursue second Masters after giving up your previous job in US? A second MS, like a second MBA, does not add much value when you plan to do PhD or go for employment later. Instead, you may identify universities that accept your present profile and apply for PhD directly. That will be the most ideal option.

[13-03-2008,03:47]
Humble
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
Anyone can make up fictitious rankings.
The first responder may be right about the engineer surplus in Canada. I believe him. I know several engineer friends who couldn´t find any work in Canada after graduation. They had to leave the country to find work in the U.S. or Asia.

[13-03-2008,20:12]
Anonymous
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
Thank you, atleast you gave a solution - moving to US (much better country than Canada) or Asia (better continent than North America).
[15-03-2008,15:44]
Humble
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
I heard University of Toronto has the best Engineering programs in Canada. UT ranks may drop but it can`t drop from the list completely.....
[08-04-2008,04:06]
William
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
you´re right William, University of Toronto´s engineering program IS the best in Canada. For some reason people like Humble just don´t like to acknowledge it (these rankings are made up by the way).
[11-04-2008,19:55]
Anonymous
DUMBBBBBB (in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
whoever wrote these rankings is a dumasssssssssss!
loll.. lakehead number 1! LMAO.. and UofT not even on the list .. HAHAHAHAHA.. nice man nice

[10-06-2008,21:17]
mr. a
(in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
Lakehead in Thunder Bay has an excellent undergraduate engineering program. Their students consistently outperform other "prestigious" schools in major engineering competitions. I´d put it in the Top-10 in Canada without any reservations.
[16-08-2008,04:01]
Anonymous
- (in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
don´t listen to the first guy who claims that there are less jobs for engineers than engineers for the job. if he would have spent the time looking for employment rather than whining, he would have probably found a job by now.

ignore the negative and embrace the positive.
You will always find what you are looking for, job, p_u_sy, $,... you just gotta get off your butt and get out there... . Remember fellas keep looking till you find it.

[03-07-2009,02:38]
nash
Hard to find job (in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
I dont think this ranking is very accurate. Although it seems to be OK in general but there are few universities like UofT(mentioned in earlier posts) is missing which cant be right.

Secondaly, to Nash.....ur trying to say that there is no problem with the job market and if we look for it we can easily find it......it might have been true for you becoz ur father/uncle/friend/relative/gf/bf hooked you up.....but in real time thats not what happens to everybdy. I am about to graduate from McMaster Electrical and Iam not sure about my career.

Also, just an FYI Ive done internship in Nortel and HydroOne ....and Ive no problem with english or my attitude and I know my stuff but what can one do when every big company has blocked their hiring for 2009. You apply with all the positives in your resume and you dont even get an interview. I did get some interviews but Iam pretty sure most of the companies ended up hiring no body and just cancelled those job offerings.

Job market is dangerously messed up and if the gubernment is not going to do anything soon its going to get out of control. The problem is the highups (MPs/MNAs/executives of companies) are more intrested in doubling their bank accounts rather thinking of the market in general.

Its going to collapse soon and unfortunately we´ve graduated at very wrong time.

[17-02-2010,22:46]
Tag
tough time for us all (in reply to: March: Engineering University Ranking)
I am a recent graduate from Fanshawe College and I´ve applied for Lakehead engineering so i can get my degree in 2 years. I am hoping this economy hiccup settles down by the time I graduate, because as a technologist, even with excellent references (program coordinator and couple of professors), i only had 1 interview out of like 20 attempts. This is a tough time for us all - especially in engineering department.
[27-03-2010,21:01]
James



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