mbrigdan wrote:Huh, I must've been remembering it wrong. The Queen's 2011 viewbook I have puts engineering tuition (along with extra fees and such), 5k above an ordinary science degree. I guess that's a pleasant surprise.
I think the engineering chemistry degree is supposed to be done in 4 years, which is what I'd try for, but if it gets too crazy, I could always push a few courses back.
Only if you don't mind telling me, how much money did you get in scholarships in your first year? I'd be nice if I could start to put rough estimates of this stuff together.
Kyubey wrote: I go to a small university (St. Francis Xavier university) and I love it here.
Low Caliber wrote:Kyubey wrote: I go to a small university (St. Francis Xavier university) and I love it here.
Obviously schle doesn't want to go to St. Francis Xavier, who would want to live in Antigonish? Clearly schle would be much better served in going to Acadia
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Yakk wrote:This may help: http://survivingtheworld.net/Lesson907.html
Then again, maybe not.
Dopefish wrote:I don't know about the quality of specific programs, but I'll respond to the idea of living at home versus getting out on your own. Living at home is wonderful and (probably) free, which makes life much easier. However, that could be considered a bad thing, since "getting out of the nest", while scary and expensive and generally more difficult, is a good step towards independance, and undergrad university is a good opportunity to take that plunge. You can end up in res with lots of others in similar situations, or end up sharing an apartment with a handful of people who are similarly living on their own for the first time, so it's a great chance to find your feet. Also, having your own place is great for recreational purposes, as you don't have parents to limit the amount of partying you can do (although discovering how much you actually can do without regretting it is probably something you'll learn the hard way).
In short, it's worthwhile to get away if it's finacially viable. I do know at least one person who stayed in town, but went into res anyway so they were still getting the 'on their own' experiance, while avoiding the travel costs of really getting away, so that might be something to consider as well.
sidek wrote:What do people think of the University of Alberta for math/computer science/electrical engineering? I could always go to Waterloo/McGill/Toronto, but the University of Alberta is so much cheaper for me as I'm already in Edmonton.
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Well, you don't have to be in engineering to do co-op. You can also get a B.Sc. in co-op.sikyon wrote:If you want to be an engineer, come to Waterloo. The co-op opportunities are unbeatable.
That's a pretty big point in favor of U of A right there, if what you say is accurate. You see, I am very much under the impression that an undergraduate researcher in general has very little to do with the professor and everything to do with the professor's grad students. If they happen to have a task that needs doing that you're capable of, it could work out splendidly! If everything is accounted for and they have no idea what you're doing in their lab or the time to find out, you're screwed. But if you really have a good reputation with the professors, hopefully they can stop that from happening.sidek wrote:Also, how hard is it to get involved in undergrad research at most universities? I am somewhat interested in participating in such research, and already have a fairly good reputation with a few U of A professors, some of whom would make it very easy for me to get involved in such research.
I like it! I hadn't thought of using that before. (Yes, it's from Futurama, I know.) Using the plural for the gender-neutral still doesn't feel quite right.mbrigdan wrote:You can say "they" if you don't know someone's gender. For future reference, I'm male, not that it really matters.Low Caliber wrote:...Obviously schle ...