Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Dear Madam,

After completing my BE in Telecommunication Engineering, I started working. Now, I want to do my Master's in the field of management. I am in a dilemma as to whether to take up MS in Engineering management or MBA. Could you let me know as to which has a better scope and which is the better country to pursue the course? Also, do let me know more about the early career MBA offered by San Jose State University.

Kishore

 

Dear Kishore,

You need to have three years work experience to get into a good MBA programme. The early career MBA offered by San Jose State University is for students who have less than five years' work experience. They offer an accelerated one-year full time programme and a two-year regular programme.

MS Engineering Management does not require work experience. This is a new and sought after course which combines both management and engineering subjects. This course is ideally suited for engineers who wish to gain some management skills. This has been the new choice of many engineering students looking to pursue an MBA.

 

Dear Madam,  

I am looking to go overseas for my undergraduation. I am a below average student and have not participated in any extracurricular activities. I scored 1240 in the new format of SAT. Additionally, I also find the admission process quite daunting. Would it be difficult for me to get admission into a university abroad?

A Student

 

Dear Student,

Don't be so hard on yourself. You can certainly get admission in many universities across the world. The admission process to study abroad is not all that daunting, provided you have the right person advising you.

The good news is that you have vast choice of universities to pick from. Universities in USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia offer flexibility in their courses. A score of 1240 in SAT is acceptable by many US universities. For detailed information on application process, entry requirements and study options, please visit www.umaaswani.com.

 

Dear Madam,

I recently completed BE in Computer Science. As I want to study MS in the UK, can you please suggest some good specialisations that I can take and universities where I can study?

A Student

 

Dear Student,

Generally, universities offer MS in Computer Science, MS in Computer engineering or MS in Electrical engineering. Specialisations are offered in areas such as Bioengineering, Computer systems and software, Digital Signal Processing, Electrical energy, Electronic Design and applications, Optics & Photonics, Telecommunications and Robotics.

To give you an idea, some of the courses offered by UK universities are Computer Networks and Security at Westminster University, Data Science at City, University of London, Artificial Intelligence at University of Edinburgh, Big Data at Kent University, Communication engineering at Manchester university, Telecommunications and Wireless systems management at Queen Mary University of London, Machine learning and Data mining at University of Bristol, Cybernetics and Communications at Nottingham Trent University, and Data Science at Kings College London.

 

Dear Madam,  

 

My daughter will be completing her MBBS by next March. I would like to know about the postgraduate studies abroad, particularly in the UK. Could you share some 


information on this?

 

Shaji

 

Dear Shaji,

To study in the UK, you need to write the IELTS exam which is a very simple English language test. To be able to practice medicine in the UK, you have to write the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) exam.

While most universities accept an MBBS for an MRes, MPhil or MSc in an area of specialisation, some universities ask for two years' clinical experience. Some of the best UK universities for Masters in Medicine are Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, King's College London, University of Liverpool, University of Glasgow, Newcastle University, Anglia Ruskin University, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Edinburgh.

 

Dear Madam,

I am a final year Civil engineering student. I plan to do MS in the UK. Which are the courses I can take up for MS?

Amit

 

Dear Amit,

You could pursue your MEng in Civil engineering, Design and Construction, MSc in Structural engineering with Materials, MSc in Construction Management or Project Management, Interior Architecture and Design, Building Information Management etc.

 

Dear Madam,

I'm a BSc Mathematics graduate. I have over seven years of experience in the IT industry. Now, I am trying to go abroad with a good job or for higher education. Please suggest a few programmes which offer job placement and which can help me pursue a worthy career.

Priya

 

Dear Priya,

Universities in UK and Canada offer courses with placement years. You could do an MSc sandwich course in Mathematics or an IT-related subject in UK which will be a two-year programme including placement or you could do a co-op programme in Canada which will again increase your duration in the country by one year.

If it is a two-year programme, with placement it will come to three years. Alternately, I would recommend a one-year master's programme in a country like New Zealand which offers long stay visas and work permits to international students.

 

Dear Madam,

I am a Class 12 student. I would like to go to Canada to do my undergraduation but I am confused on whether to do a diploma course or degree course. I am interested in computers but I am not sure as to what area to specialise in. Please guide.

Sam

 

Dear Sam,

If you want to go to Canada, I would recommend a four-year degree. A diploma is never sufficient by itself in the job market. Only if your grades are not good for a direct admission to a four-year programme, I would recommend a two-year diploma that leads to entry into year 3 of the Bachelor's degree.

Some of the universities I would recommend in Canada are Waterloo, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and York University.

The courses these universities offer are Computer Science, Computer engineering, Software engineering, Interactive systems design, Information Technology, Computer engineering management, Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Application development), Game Art and Design, and Creative Technologies.

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