10 Good Reasons to Do an Engineering Master’s in Germany

When you say Germany, you instantly think about safe and modern roads, best cars in the world and all sorts of technological innovations. All these are the result of vast research and developments in the engineering and technology field made in Germany.

So it’s quite obvious for any student who looks for an engineering degree to first consider his or her study options in Germany.

Check below ten major reasons that will convince you Germany is a top destination for a Master’s degree in engineering, in any specialisation you can think of.

1) German universities charge low tuition fees or none at all

Most universities in Germany especially the public universities charge low or even no tuition fees to all international students worldwide! They are actually called “administrative fees” of around 100 – 200 EUR/year, which are meant to cover student services, costs such as bus tickets to the university, or the student cafeterias.

However, public universities located in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Turingia will charge tuition fees and you will also have to pay tuition if you enrol in a Master’s degree in a totally different field than the one you studied as a Bachelor student.

2) Numerous scholarship opportunities for Engineering students in Germany

Lots of organizations in Germany offer scholarships to international students. These include universities, research organizations, government organizations and corporates to name a few.

Scholarships are either dedicated to cover your tuition fees (if needed) or to support at least a part of your monthly financial costs, such as accommodation, study materials, etc.

DAAD and Deutschlandstipendium are some of the most prolific scholarship providers, but there are several other organisations that offer financial aid to international students.

3) English-taught programmes in German universities

Germany is one of the top destinations on the list of non-English speaking countries with a large popularity among international students. This is due to the fact that most universities in Germany offer Master programmes in English specifically dedicated to foreign students. All study degrees have high academic standards including for engineering and technology specialisations.

4) Attend top-ranked universities in the engineering field

German universities are always present in all reputed university rankings, but they are also acknowledged for their important contributions in the engineering field.

According to QS, here are top 7 German universities best ranked in the engineering and technology field in 2017:

Technical University of Munich;

RWTH Aachen University;

Technical University of Berlin;

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology;

University of Stuttgart;

TU Dresden;

Darmstadt University of Technology.

5) Students enjoy a low cost of living

The cost of living in Germany is lower compared to many places in Europe such as the Scandinavian countries. Students can limit their expenses to as low as 630 EUR per month in some of the smaller German cities, such as:

Augsburg;

Dortmund;

Hannover;

Kleve.

International students in Germany are allowed to work up to 720 hours i.e. 90 full days in a year. Part-time jobs paying 7 to 8 euros per …

Difference Between On-Campus Education and Online Education

On-campus education vs. online education! Is one better than the other? Can one completely replace the other? Indeed it seems that online education is the way of the future. Educational institutions, corporations and government organizations alike already offer various forms of electronic teaching. However, can a computer truly replace a teacher and a blackboard?

How people learn

Each individual has a form of learning that suits them best. Some individuals achieve fantastic results in courses taught online, however most people drop out of 100% computer-led courses. Educational institutions, as well as companies in carrying out staff training, must recognize that there is no ideal way to carry out the teaching of a large group of individuals, and so must design programs that best suits the needs of the group as a whole.

People learn using multiple senses. This involves learning through both theoretical components of a course, as well as social interaction with both instructors and other students. Students learn from each other’s mistakes and successes, not just from what they are told by instructors.

Each individual student has an ideal learning pace. Instructors are therefore faced with the challenge of designing courses that move forward such that those students with a slower learning pace do not get left behind, while not moving so slowly that students with faster learning paces get bored.

Online education

In the age of high-speed information transfer, online education is becoming a popular and cheap means for delivering teaching to individuals outside the classroom, and in some cases all over the world. Teaching can be via CD, websites, or through real-time online facilities such as webcasts, webinars and virtual classrooms. However, different methods of online education each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Online education is still a relatively new concept, and in many respects still in the teething stages. As such, various problems arrive across different online education environments. For example:

1. Lack of immediate feedback in asynchronous learning environments: While some online education environments such as webcasts, webinars and virtual classrooms operate live with the addition of an instructor, most do not. Teaching that is delivered through a CD or website, although having the advantage of being self-paced, provides no immediate feedback from a live instructor.

2. More preparation required on the part of the instructor: In an online education environment, an instructor can not simply stand in front of a whiteboard and deliver a class. Lessons in online education environments must be prepared ahead of time, along with any notes and instructions that may accompany the teaching.

In many cases it would also be necessary that the instructor not only understands the concepts being taught, but the technology used to deliver that teaching. This therefore increases the skill-levels needed of online education instructors, placing greater demand on educational institutions.

Staffing levels may also be higher for courses run in an online education environment, requiring for example:

The Instructor – able to teach both course content and be skilled in the use of …

Letters of Reference Defined

As I point out on the main page of my recommendation and reference resource Website, there is a great deal of general confusion about the differences and similarities between letters of reference and letters of recommendation. For instance; which is which, and why? How are they different? In what ways are they similar?

It's confusing enough for the average person who only has to write one of these letters every once in a while. However, when you look into it in-depth as I have, and realize that many of the so-called "experts" do not even know the differences between a reference letter and a recommendation letter, the general state of confusion is very understandable .

Based on further research into the subject, I define a "letter of reference" as one that is normally more general in nature than a letter of recommendation and IS NOT addressed to a specific requestor. Typically, "letters of reference" are addressed as; "To Whom It May Concern" or "Dear Sir / Madam".

The most common letters of reference are:

o Employment-related – general reference letter

o College-related – general reference letter

o Character reference letter – general-purpose personal reference

o General reference letter – various subjects

EMPLOYMENT-RELATED Reference Letter

These are more general letters that are often requested by employees when they leave the employ of an organization. Usually factual in nature, they are usually addressed, "To Whom It May Concern" and provide basic information such as: work history, dates of employment, positions held, educational credentials, etc.

These reference letters sometimes contain a general statement (as long as a positive one can be made), about the employee's work record with the company that they are leaving. Employees often submit these letters with job applications in the hope that the letter will reflect favorably on their chances for the new position.

COLLEGE-RELATED Reference Letter

These letters are very similar to college-related letters of recommendation, EXCEPT that they are not addressed to a specific individual or requestor. In the college and university context they are typically addressed to officials such as: Director, Admissions or Chairman, Scholarship Selection Committee, etc.

These college-related letters can be as specific as a recommendation letter when it comes to describing the subject / person about which the letter is written, but they are more general / generic in terms of targeted addressees. That's because at the time they are written it is often not clear exactly to which businesses or institutions they will be sent. For example, a person plans to apply to a number of colleges but when the letter is written, the specific colleges are unknown.

CHARACTER-RELATED Reference Letter

Character reference letters are always written about a specific person by someone who knows them fairly well, and usually focus on a person's general personality characteristics. They are often used in business and community service situations. Typically, a person will ask for a general character reference letter when they are leaving a company or service organization.

The focus of character reference …

Ghosts Of Black Rock

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”

Mark Twain

Black Rock is located at the northern tip of the Oquirrh Mountains where the range ends abruptly at the southern shore of the Great Salt Lake. This is a very historical place and it is an absolute shame that it is in the condition it is. Black Rock is now a place where fools go to practice their graffiti or throw their garbage. There are old pilings, large blocks of concrete that no doubt once served as breakwaters for the numerous resorts that have been located here over the years. Old supports of long gone piers jut from the salt water here at the edge of the inland sea. The place has a sort of skeletal appearance to go along with the ghostly history of the rock.

Many years ago, Black Rock was a very different place. Lush grasses, reeds and rushes once crept down to the beaches of the lake in this area. Streamlets of pure, crystal clear water, fed by the melting snows of the Oquirrh Mountains once flowed into the lake in this area. One of the first mentions made of Black Rock was Heinrich Lienhard’s Journal. In this journal Lienhard kept a daily account of what he observed and experienced as a member of an emigrant party which passed through Utah and crossed the Great Salt Lake Desert on their way west, only weeks before the Donner Party.

Here is an excerpt from that journal “August 8th, 1846; In the vicinity of this spring, stood an immense, isolated, rounded rock under which was a cave and those going into it found a human skeleton.” Now it is clear that the party was in the vicinity of Black Rock at the time but whether this is a description of Black Rock or one of the many caves and boulders just up the hill at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains is unclear to me. There have been numerous reports of archaic human remains being found in caves in the vicinity of Black Rock. The area must have held some significance to the ancients as it was a much utilized burial ground. University archaeologists extensively studied the sites and much knowledge was gained concerning these peoples who lived in this area long ago.

In 1850, Captain Howard Stansbury was conducting a survey of the Great Salt Lake and adjacent areas. He utilized Black Rock for various purposes. Captain Stansbury kept a careful record of this expedition and these records culminated in the following work “An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah – Including an analysis of its geography, natural history, and minerals, and an analysis of its waters” by Captain Howard Stansbury – Captain; Corps of Topographical Engineers, U.S. Army. This volume is another one of my personal favorites concerning Utah History.

The following are excerpts from this volume that relate to Black Rock “April 19th, 1850; After …

Leave Your Car In The Garage And Take Advantage Of Distance Education Degree Programs

Things have changed. Once just about anyone could get a job without getting a degree. Now a mere bachelors degree never seems to be quite enough. In addition, once upon a time, if you wanted to get a degree or earn a higher level degree, you signed up for a class and made sure you were there every day. Today, you can take those classes online, with the instructor on the computer, and sometimes available for live chat.

These online education degrees program are available for a wide range of professions and majors. Engineers who are currently degreed but would like to advance to a higher level, or high school students just starting out have lots of options for moving ahead in the field of green. Walden University offers a degree in engineering management. This is a program designed for someone with an engineering background already who is interested in managing his or her own business, department, or projects.

If you are an engineer and you must attend a class in a given area, you can earn field related certificates by utilizing an engineering online degree or certificate program. These programs cost much less than traditional campuses because of the lack of overhead, but the quality of the education remains consistent with that of some of the older more traditional institutions. At Must University, you will be able to complete the class on your own, on your own time and at a far more reasonable cost.

Another thing that has changed is the field of criminal justice. While we may still picture a drab precinct with a few guys walking around joking with one another, this is far from the truth. Today's criminal justice offices are technologically advanced with high tech computers and forensic equipment. While criminal justice is an exciting field, success in this field will require that you spend some time with online criminal justice degree programs. These classes are available at your convenience and will give everything you need to be successful.

The Kaplan University School of Justice is a great place to look if you want options in online criminal justice programs like, 2 Masters degrees, 5 bachelors, and 2 associates degrees. You will need to decide if you wish to choose an area of ​​specialization, like homeland security, corrects, fire safety, or law enforcement. The degrees you earn here will be accepted across the country because they come from an accredited institution.

A doctoral degree option is available at Capella University. When you choose to obtain this particular degree online, you will have a few options for areas of specialty, including fire service administration, health policy, forensics, or public policy and management. Your decision will rest on what your current positions requires of you. Whichever you choose, you will have the option to move the class along as slowly or quickly as is appropriate for you, your learning style, and your mandatory requirements. If you are hiring for a promotion, you may work more quickly …

Details of 6 Universities Offering Online Degrees

Academic excellence is very important in a person’s life when it comes to a job or any opportunity for that matter. Highly acclaimed academicians and reputed institutions agree that online education as well as distance learning does not have any negative or slowing impact on the learning process. They also say that it can actually act as a beneficial factor to the students as educations takes on a whole new digital level when it is conveyed online.

We can safely say that, if online education has reached this level now, it will go even higher tomorrow. The main motive behind the launching of online education was to teach those who are living in remote areas or are restricted to their homes because of some medical condition. During the course of education, it may be necessary that the teacher and the students meet at least once or twice for lessons like labs, or exams. This, in any case will not exceed 25% of the total term of the course.

There are many online universities that provide degrees in many subjects. Here is a list of some.

(1) University of Phoenix

Online degrees offered in- business, technology education, health care and criminal justice.

University of Phoenix is considered one of the most reputed accredited online universities currently. The university guarantees superior education. It has locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The university is credited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a part of North Central Association.

(2) Kaplan University

Online degrees offered in- business, criminal justice, information technology, paralegal studies, health care management and nursing.

Kaplan University is one of the pioneering institutes offering undergraduate, graduate and professional career education. They provide professional certificates, unite degrees and bachelor degrees. The university is credited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of colleges and Schools.

(3) American Intercontinental University

Online degrees offered in- information technology, visual communication, business administration in marketing, health care and human resources.

American Intercontinental University is one of the largest and most successful online universities in the contemporary world. It has produced some outstanding world leaders in various fields. They offer bachelor degrees and associate degrees. Bachelor degrees are offered in IT, visual communication and business administration. Associate degrees in business and IT. Master’s courses in IT and MBA in marketing, human resources and health care.

(4) Strayer University

Online degrees offered in- business, criminal justice, engineering, web designing, culinary arts etc.

Strayer University was founded in 1948 to provide education to career persons. They offer bachelors degree, masters degree and doctoral degrees. The university is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia.

(5) Everest University Online

Online degrees offered in- business, information technology, social sciences and criminal justice.

Everest University online is a division of Everest University. They offer a flexible program that permits the applicants to complete the course at ease. Everest University is accredited by the Accrediting council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

(6) Grand Canyon university…

Top 10 Universities in the World

It’s not about the money-it’s all about getting the best quality education. And when it comes to earning your university degree, you may want to set your sights on the following top 10 universities in the world first (please note that course fees are just estimates).

University of Cambridge United Kingdom

Description: One of the oldest universities in the world, it has established itself as the hallmark for academic excellence. It has received a lot of commendations from a variety of world-renowned education organizations, such as the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Students learn not just by lectures and seminars but also by hands-on experiences.

Famous For: Their age-old buildings, plethora of museums and libraries Course Fees: £3,375 for the first year How to Apply: Submit UCAS and Supplementary Application Questionnaire online. Depending on the department, take a test and undergo an interview.

Harvard University United States

Description: Harvard University is notorious for its law program, but in truth, almost all its departments are extremely popular. Besides being the oldest institution in the country, Harvard is also the alma mater of well-known figures such as John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Al Gore. The university strives to continuously push its students to innovate, learn more, and challenge themselves. Like Cambridge, Harvard is also peppered with libraries and museums, including Museum of Natural History.

Famous For: reputable degrees, such as law and medicine Course Fees: $48,000 a year, including health services, student services, room, and board How to Apply: To be accepted, you must be on the top 10 percentile in your high school class. You should also have a score of 2,080 to 2,370 (SAT) or 31 to 34 (ACT).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States

Description: When it comes to science and technology, MIT should be first on the list. For hundreds of years, it has dedicated itself to the growth and development of science and technology, among others, primarily through lecture and research. The campus is composed of 34 departments and 5 schools.

Famous For: computer science and engineering programs, research laboratories, and nearness to Harvard Course Fees: roughly $50,000 a year, including books and personal expenses, and room and board How to Apply: Less than 15 percent of the applicants are accepted here. To enter MIT, you have to go through rigorous tests including demonstration of academic competence. You can apply for early decision, wherein you submit your application months before the actual application process.

McGill University Canada

Description: One of the oldest universities in Canada, it is the seat of medical studies and degrees in the country. It has its own hospital and offers a wide variety of medical science-related courses such as occupational health, emergency medicine, diagnostic radiology, anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, and human genetics. Some of the institutes are Bioinformatics, Biomedical Ethics, Bone and Peridontal Research, and Centre of Genomics and Policy.

Famous For: affordable fees, medical and engineering departments, and highly diversified students and staff Course Fees: C$ 24,000 including insurance, …

Are Online Life Experience Degree Programs Right For You?

Online life experience degree programs can be of benefit to anyone seeking to improve their marketability and earnings level in today's competitive job market, but who may be unable to attend a full-time university to college due to financial constraints. Better qualifications are such an important aspect that there are Federal and State Grants available for low-paid workers and the unemployed to upgrade their skill levels. As anyone without an accredited recognized qualification knows, this lack can reduce promotion prospects as well as make it difficult to find alternative employment, so it would seem to be worth to obtain recognition for experience.

How does it work?

People who have obtained practical experience in a field related to a degree course can apply to have their experience rated against a set of degree criteria to find out whether their experience is sufficient for them. There may be a shortfall in certain respects and the applicant will be informed so that they can make up any deficiency. This at the very least means that some recognition will be obtained for working experience and such experience may be found sufficient to meet the requirements for a degree with no further training necessary.

Who should consider applying?

Anyone who has been employed for three years in a particular position, in which expertise experience for a qualification has been gained, especially anyone who has received training for that position, should consider applying for recognition of their practical expertise. Those from other countries who wish to seek employment in the United States could also apply, as this can be an avenue to get recognition for qualifications and experience gained outside the country. You will at least find out what additional qualifications you might need to meet the requirements for a particular degree.

What should an applicable be aware of?

Anyone who is considering applying for such recognition should take into account whatever the institution he is applying to is reputable and whether the additional courses could be done through them. There are many online colleges and universities offering life experience degree programs which qualifications are not accepted in the labor market. An applicant is to be warned against these institutions.

A good policy is to verify if the qualification is accepted by the US Dept. of Labor and if the college or university is accredited by the National Academic Higher Education Agency (accreditation.team.pro). After all, the qualification can mean a lot to an individual and it is worth taking the trouble to make sure it will be recognized.

Today more and more employers as well as Federal and State agencies insist on qualifications as a pre-condition for employment. Many people who had been unable to obtain degrees or had been forced to abandon studies due to financial problems have been severely disadvantaged by this growing trend. Online life experience degree programs meet a very real need and offer an opportunity to those who most need it. …

Sculptures and Art From the Philippines

Sculptures from the Philippines come in a variety of mediums. There are glass sculptures, marble sculptures, bronze and mixed medium sculptures. The themes, forms and styles used for Filipino sculptures run the artistic gamut from abstract sculptures to figure studies.

During the 18th century sculptures from the Philippines reflected Catholic themes. One of the most famous 18th century Filipino sculptures was the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. This sculpture was created in ivory. It was decorated using polychrome, glass, silver and gilding.

Alma Quinto is a modern Filipino sculptress that works in a variety of mediums and art forms. Her Lolita’s Pet is a mixed medium sculpture that has been featured in several publications. It is currently valued at about S$500. If you enjoy the sculptures created by this artist then you may also be interested in the illustrations, paintings, textiles and installation pieces created by this artist as well.

Duddley Diaz is another modern artist from the Philippines who specializes in unique sculptures. He was born in the Philippines in 1962. His artistic education started at the University of the Philippines where he earned a BFA. It then continued at the Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. Here Diaz studied both painting and sculpting. One of the pieces that this Filipino artist created was the Preacher no. 3. This 1997 creation was formed from wood and other mediums. It was valued at S$7,000. In addition to wood, Diaz also works in bronze. His bronze sculpture Goddess with a Bough has been valued at S$7,000.…

Why Study In Japan?

Foreign students from all over the world keep on wondering why it is great to study in Japan. If you are not really familiar with Asian countries and culture, then you may be confused by now why there are so many international students from the US, UK and Canada applying for a study abroad program to Japan.

There are actually different reasons for an international student to study abroad to Japan. These reasons involve personal preferences, aesthetic tastes, financial resources and even technical expertise.

Personal Preferences and Aesthetic Tastes

Your decision to study abroad to Japan might be influenced by some personal issues and preferences that are entirely unique to you as an international student. Some of these factors may include having a relative in Japan, the availability of international students' scholarship programs to Japan or your home country's offer for an exchange study to Japan.

You could even say that you are very fascinated with the Japanese culture and its general identity as a famous Asian country so you now want to take the opportunity to travel and study in Japan. If you are from Europe and the USA, this is such an exciting adventure for you as an international student. However, you need to be prepared to adapt to the Japanese culture and tradition along with learning and using the Japanese language through your stay in Japan for educational purposes. If you are an Asian, traveling to Japan and taking a study program will even enhance your Asian origins. This even provides you the opportunity to broaden your horizon for more potential for success coming your way.

Financial Issues and Resources

Japan is a very rich country in terms of its economic status and culture that you might be thinking by now that you will never have the chance to travel and study in Japan as you do not the funds to sustain your education and stay in this foreign country . Well, the truth is there are many financial aids, grants and scholarships that can help you make your dreams come true.

You can inquire whether your home country or university supports an exchange study program to Japan. You also need to know what financial aids, scholarships and grants available for you to study in Japan. If your home country or local university offers such financial coverage for the full course of the study, then act as quickly as possible and make sure everything is covered to avoid financial crisis while in Japan.

Smart Technical Education and Innovation

The very reason that captures the interests of international students to study in Japan is the country's great technological innovations and educational foundations for that outstanding competitive advantage in the global market. If you are technologically savvy and wants to develop more of your technical skills and talents for greater competitive edge, then come and study in Japan with your desired degree and major. …