Arizona State University Reviews - Electrical Engineering Bachelors
Review of Electrical Engineering Bachelors Degrees
The time that I have spent here at Arizona State University has been more than great. The faculty and students that I have had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with all had the same goal of improving our education in the area of Electrical Engineering. I have had some great professors who were always available( either in person or via email) to discuss coursework as well as out of class questions. The campus itself is sized fairly well with a great atmosphere and great future plans for improvement. It is part of a growing Tempe and it will be really great to see how far the school grows in terms of structures as well as student diversity and faculty expertise.
The school offers an extensive online list of course. The issue is how ASU is now turning their online courses into nothing more than a revenue stream. The school just added an addition 100.00 charge for each online course. The videos are of old professors and they just re-process each course while charging you more. For the limited amount of interaction, the instructors still have very limited access to them. They recommend a forum of different sorts to ask the TAs. One of my Engineering courses based a portion of our grade on limited student feedback. Very lazy. Also the assortment of software they use is good and helpful, but they have outdate and fault testing software.
When choosing a university in the United States, there are many factors to consider: quality of education, availability of courses, variety of opportunities for jobs and research at the university and at nearby businesses, available social groups, clubs, and sports, facilities, cost and financial aid opportunities, and after-university prospects. Arizona State University offers an excellent value for all of these considerations. Due to the large size of the university, they are able to offer a large variety of quality educational programs and many opportunities to go beyond the classroom, including access to internships on-campus or valuable networking to find opportunities in industry and at other universities. The education that I received at Arizona State University has served me well, providing me with skills I continue to use, including the ability to learn, study, and solve problems. I have also been able to competitively seek national scholarship opportunities, admission into selective graduate programs, and desirable entry-level positions in industry.
Every single course I have taken online at ASU is 7.5 weeks. That's half the time of a normal semester. Taking two classes is a full load. Once you get into your 3 physics courses, 3 calculus courses, and off to the EE program, you'll find that every class flies through the information and leaves you with the bill. These are incredibly hard courses, that you'll spend most of your time teaching yourself, and spending long hours at your computer. By the time you reach you upper classes you have flown through so much material that every class becomes more and more daunting. If these courses were the standard 16 week courses, I might recommend them, but I can't stress it hard enough, that the 7.5 week course format makes it impossible to be a great student and help you reach your potential. If you really want to do this, do yourself a favor, sign up for a mini-mester calculus class at your local community college, and see how you fair. It will never be easier than that, and it progressively gets harder and harder with every course.
Very expansive comparing to the quality of program. Math and Physics lectures are awful many times. Testing and home work process is painful. If you are comfortable with self learning or have enough time to kill over homework problems, this is a good place for you. Some test are multiple choice but many require final answer to be plugged. Good luck with earning credits for such a heavy work load. Try attending to old fashion class room and paper system, if accommodation is possible for you. It is more fun that way.