- Anthony Girk
- Los Angeles, CA
- United States
If you are an engineering student, will you study to the PhD level?
+ stands for reasons to go for a PhD degree, - stands for the opposite. My considerations are as follows.
+: passion for continuous learning; undergraduate engineering studies really just touch on a broad domain of knowledge without going into anything in depth; the current technology has become more and more sophisticated, which calls for advanced expertise more than ever; have the chance to work more collaboratively with talented people of different backgrounds; higher positions typically require higher educations; it's hard.
-: a huge investment in time and money; could be too specialized in a single area thus losing the guts to change; not enough jobs for doctors in engineering; it's hard.
What's your opinion on this? Do you agree with me on any reasons I list above? What would you add to the +/- contents?
I'd love to see any debate based on your analysis or experience.