Intro -- Seeking advice

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by indy_jh, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. indy_jh

    indy_jh New Member

    Hello Everyone!

    I'm a 49 y.o. engineer (Mfg). I've been involved with automation (mostly material handling systems, robotics, assembly and packaging) for about 25 years. (I've also lived in Japan and can converse in Japanese; read and write a little.)

    I need a master's degree, I think. However, I don't have a lot of time to spend in a classroom, and I'm not willing to throw a lot of money into an expensive and generic education. I'm looking for a program that gives me some good hands-on skills that I can use immediately in my career. (I've been told that generalists and theorists are becoming extinct because nobody wants them anymore.)

    I'm considering something involving computers, electronics or some type of specialty degree involving automation systems.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
  2. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    This blog post should get you started towards researching various schools. Additionally, Purdue University offers a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Kettering University offers an MS in Manufacturing Engineering online.
  4. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    the CSUDH MS in Quality Assurance worked great for me (I'm an engineer).
    Engineering related courses include reliability, advanced experimental design, human factors, and project management. I found this degree help me tremendously in working with QA and suppliers.
    My local CC said it was an acceptable degree to teach as an adjunct in the business department.

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