An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

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Remix101
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An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby Remix101 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:05 am

Hi,

My degree title is Electrical and Computer Engineering. The LSAC doesn't have this option, it either has ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING or COMPUTER ENGINEERING. Should I just pick EE? Or should I put both down as the First and Second major category?

Also, is there a way I can see the profile of applicants from my school without having to send in transcripts, etc.?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby joshhoward » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:32 am

definitely don't put down both, because you don't have two majors. just pick one or select the "unlisted major" option, and put make sure your resume lists your actual major. I can't imagine that one would effect your admissions over the other.

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Re: An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby im_blue » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:27 am

To my knowledge, ABET typically accredits "Electrical Engineering" or "Computer Engineering" majors, and the department name is "Electrical and Computer Engineering," so your situation is a bit unusual. I would list it under "unlisted major."

EDIT: A quick Google search apparently shows that Rutgers, Oregon State, and WPI are examples of these rare exceptions.

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Re: An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby ShiftyOne » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:35 am

im_blue wrote:To my knowledge, ABET typically accredits "Electrical Engineering" or "Computer Engineering" majors, and the department name is "Electrical and Computer Engineering," so your situation is a bit unusual. I would list it under "unlisted major."

EDIT: A quick Google search apparently shows that Oregon State and WPI are examples of these rare exceptions.



I could be reading your post wrong, but ECE is a type of dual major. They take the core classes for both majors and get the joint degree.

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Re: An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby im_blue » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:06 am

ShiftyOne wrote:
im_blue wrote:To my knowledge, ABET typically accredits "Electrical Engineering" or "Computer Engineering" majors, and the department name is "Electrical and Computer Engineering," so your situation is a bit unusual. I would list it under "unlisted major."

EDIT: A quick Google search apparently shows that Oregon State and WPI are examples of these rare exceptions.



I could be reading your post wrong, but ECE is a type of dual major. They take the core classes for both majors and get the joint degree.


ECE generally refers to the department that grants the two distinct yet similar degrees of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. At a few schools, it may be a dual major, but that's not typical.

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Re: An ECE major, what to put in LSAC profile?

Postby Remix101 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:45 pm

im_blue wrote:To my knowledge, ABET typically accredits "Electrical Engineering" or "Computer Engineering" majors, and the department name is "Electrical and Computer Engineering," so your situation is a bit unusual. I would list it under "unlisted major."

EDIT: A quick Google search apparently shows that Rutgers, Oregon State, and WPI are examples of these rare exceptions.


Yeah, well without giving too much away I graduated from one of those three schools. I was required to take some computer eng. classes in order to fulfill reqs. to graduate with the "ECE" degree.

Hrmm...




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