Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y?

Iā€™m seeing curriculum changes at our school that has pretty good math, physics, and engineering departments, and it seems that the vision is that soon math majors will be taking courses in both the mathematics and engineering departments. And likewise, it seems that some engineering research will be done collaboratively with mathematicians. So I’m wondering if this is a general trend that is happening, at least for universities in the U.S.

Are there any references that support or oppose this trend? For example:

  • Bibliometric studies.
  • Publications of professional societies.
  • Official statements by departments, faculties, or universities.

I plan to apply for Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management). My master’s degree was in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering). I find a hard time to write my statement of purpose. I don’t have an idea about the new major, and I’m really excited to pursue my study in Construction Engineering and Management. All professor depends on the writing skills in the statement of purpose. Could I find any help here?
Thank you so much

What are the typical differences between doing a math phd and an engineering phd on the same research topic?

Take, for example, fluid dynamics.

Does working on a phd thesis on a problem in fluid dynamics, in an engineering program make the problem “more applied” than working on the same problem in the math program? Do engineering phd programs do any work on theory at all? Or is it strictly applications?

I have been promoted to Research Scientist at the (highly ranked in engineering) Ivy League at which I was a engineering postdoc. I have also been offered an Assistant Professorship at the state school from which I received my Masters and PhD, in the (low/not ranked) engineering dept in which I did that Masters. Both sides have provided good offers. The Ivy League has additionally suggested that if I take the professorship I could stay on in a 20% role and continue my present research. The state school seems amenable to this arrangement, and has added that it would allow both my previous time in this postdoc toward tenure, and treat the ongoing 20% as a tenure-admissible external collaboration.

Within my network, I cannot find a single person with this kind of arrangement. Is join appointment where both the ranking of the institutions and the appointment type mismatch an uncommon thing? Pointed questions:

  • Is going to a different school within my PhD university a poor career decision, in terms of future positions? I know staying in your program is bad, but this seems a grey area.
    • Why not both? What might be the unanticipated issues of joint appointment at different ranks? Travel here seems not an issue: I plan to spent the majority of my time at the state institution while directing my other team remotely and visiting bimontly.
    • What advantages might I poorly understand? For example, is it generally permissible to write for money from two institutions, in effect to be your own subcontractor?
    • If I attempt to leave after tenure for a higher ranked school, how will the time at each institution likely be viewed? Will the Research Scientist role even be considered? Worse, will it be fairly necessary for such a move, such that I dare not let it end?
    • How can I frame my ivy league project as an external collaboration, such that it not be seen as a complication for my tenure? Any other political considerations?

I’m pondering a Masters (thesis) in Computer Engineering after I graduate undergrad. I also have a subject matter I want to research that will probably require a fellowship in order to conduct my Masters.

I want to explore a section of Computer Engineering that I can apply to Sociological and Ethnic studies ( the particulars of what that is isn’t important here ). I have a sociological research institute in mind that is perfect to help my research into what I want to do for my Masters. I want a fellowship in this institute because its the preeminent leader in its field and it intersects perfectly with what my research would be about.

The thing is, I don’t know if they would even take me in the first place. Yes, I have a degree in Sociology but my Masters work is in engineering. Would it be in the norm for a research institute ( especially one in the Social Sciences ) to offer a fellowship to someone who isn’t in their field? I’m going to be a Engineering Master’s student who wants to conduct research in a Social Science field.

I am looking for Job change somewhere in Australia, currently working in India!

I have done B.TECH, M.tech and Ph.D. degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering along with 10 years of teaching experience in different position!!

Is there anyone in this community, who have gone through a similar phase?

Any input would be greatly appreciated !! Thanks in advance

I need a scientist/researcher in the energy engineering field, to help me out.
my advisor won’t help me directly and refers me to his ph.d students and they’re kinda codger, and don’t have any vision of what’s going on!
I need some advice from an energy researcher to help me
first of all I can’t find a distinction between energy conversion (mechanical eng.) and energy systems eng.
my b.sc is mechanical engineering but I’m excited into process side of energy engineering but I’m not sure about what to do!
also I’m looking forward to pursue my study and get a fellowship from eu-universities for sake of this, I need to publish papers of my thesis and work really hard, and as a hard-worker I should know about the thing I’m going to choose as my speciality.

thank you for reading this ladies and gentlemen šŸ™‚

As a freshman, I NP a physics for engineers class on purpose because I wanted to switch to the physics major, and if I finished that class I would have been unable to take the first two classes in the physics for physicists series(I attempted to late drop after realizing that I want to pursue physics, but that petition was rejected, so I had to NP the class).

I technically could have substituted the physics for engineers series with the physics for physicists series, but the physics for engineers series was quite bad in that it incorporated a flipped classroom technique(which I find unhelpful), and it was also less in depth and moved at a quicker pace. As a result, I wanted to start the physics for physicists series from scratch. In this case, would my NP in a physics class hinder my grad school application if I did well in the physics for physicist series after changing majors?