Thomas Edison State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Engineering
I reviewed many of the online programs and chose Thomas Edison State University. The acceptance of transfer credits and Professional Training/Licensure was an easy way to begin classes. I work at a commercial Nuclear Power plant and work a 12 hour swing shift. This allowed plenty of time to complete the assignments and prepare for the exams. The exams seemed rather difficult, but the other class assignments would aide in maintaining a passing grade. The test are not designed by TESU or it's mentors. I used transfer credits and TCEP (clep) to complete my program. I began classes in August of 2016 and completed the program in July of 2017 with a GPA of 3.465. Formal graduation was not until September of 2017. I completed 48 credit hours in 11 months. It was a heavy load averaging 3-4 classes every 12 weeks. It is a fast paced, self-motivating program. If you can not dedicate the time and effort to the program, you may not be successful. Thomas Edison State University allowed me to advance my career in the Professional Nuclear Power World with my degree. It was a wonderful and life-changing experience. The office staff and mentors were extremely helpful and forthcoming with information and critiques. There are a great deal of awesome mentors that allow the classes to be interesting and woth the time to study and to be successful. Just like most universities, there are a few bad apples in the bunch. Don't let a bad forum posting make you change your mind. Read the mentor reviews prior to registering for the classes.
Good overall school for middle aged returning students. The School of Applied Science & Technology has helped me more fully understand my engineering curriculum and where to direct my interests within various engineering practices. The course work was challenging, but if you want to learn new skills, you must do the work and apply yourself.
Thomas Edison State College has better equipped me to pursue employment and future educational opportunities. Without my B.S. degree, many technical / engineering positions would be difficult to obtain. Never was I disappointed with the quality of education received from this institution, my professors / mentors were professional with real world "career" experience and a network base which enhanced employment opportunities. The school is currently seeking university status due to program growth, however the cost to attend is still lower than many universities and colleges. Paying off student loans at a faster rate works for me, especially when educational quality is not sacrificed.
The Applied Science and Technology degree programs at TESC are challenging as with other accredited engineering programs. The Technical Studies degree prepares students for a variety of engineering and technical related occupations. The school also offers a graduate degree in Technical Studies which further enhances undergrad engineering coursework. Students who enjoy more than one area of engineering will benefit from this program of study. TESC is growing and continues to attract students, why? Flexibility, cost, and quality of instruction.
TESC is a great school in my opinion. They are very liberal with transfer credits which allowed me to receive a majority of my degree from my Navy Experience. I did only have one problem with one of the professors pretty much being non-existent for my capstone class, but in the end we all figured out what was needed on out own.