I wanted your advice concerning studies as next year i’m going to end my bachelor degree and wanted to know if any of you knew about some study path that brings together programming and business for example statistics or anything that i could get into without starting everything from scratch and if possible staying in Europe as I won’t be able to pay for american tuiton fees
Thank you for your help Any idea is appreciated !

I am from a country where this is quite a decision.

Whether or not to get a job right away graduating is something most engineers, like myself, fear.

I just graduated and I couldn’t get a job so far despite having a high-quality curriculum (speaking 3 languages, programming, experience abroad).

But I have this good offer to start a Master’s Degree at a top university.

What should you recommend?

A professor of mine once told me graduate studies pay in the long term. He decided to go for a Master then PhD studies because of it last longer. According to him, you got to sacrifice a few more years of your life but once you finish it, you are certain your life is going to be better.

I am from Brazil. Tell me about similar situations in your countries.

I realise after submitting my dissertation lask week that I posed my hypothesis in the wrong manner.

I posed them as

I believe that X will not be a predictor of Y

I subsequently went on with results which returned a p value of 0.01 and subsequently said we reject the null throughout my discussion.

It may be simply viewed as a typo. Am I likely to suffer greatly as a result of this mistake. I proceed with my methods, data analysis and discussion as if the hypotheses are proposed in the correct manner and given the overall premise of the dissertation and explanation of the result, it’s quite clear what I am trying to achieve I believe.

Am I likely to simply be failed as a result of this error?

Any help greatly appreciated as I’m very as this has been submitted and I am extremely worried

Background: I am writing a MSc dissertation in a technology/business-related topic. I interviewed 15 people for about an hour each. Each interviewee was given a choice of anonymity (e.g. tech-sector employee), organisation only (e.g. Microsoft employee) or named (Joe Bloggs of Microsoft). Most went for named; although in the final version of the text when I referred to interviews I just used organisations (mostly for presentational reasons).

Question: Is it considered polite to include the interviewees in the acknowledgements (clearly just those happy to be named)? If I did so I would probably email first to check they were happy (and I’d got their name/title right!); although might be overthinking this…

Edit: I have written consent from each participant regarding the use of the information they have provided.

I realise after submitting my dissertation lask week that I posed my hypothesis in the wrong manner.

I posed them as I believe that X will Not be a predictor of Y

I subsequently went on with results which returned a p value of 0.01 and subsequently said we reject the null and discussed throughout my discussion.

It may be simply viewed as a typo. Am I likely to suffer greatly as a result of this mistake. I proceed with my methods, data analysis and discussion as if the hypotheses are proposed in the correct manner and given the overall premise of the dissertation and explanation of the result, it’s quite clear what I am trying to achieve I believe.

Am I likely to simply be failed as a result of this error?

Any help greatly appreciated as I’m very as this has been submitted and I am extremely worried

I have one year left of my Biology degree in the UK, and I want to do a masters. I love biology and I enjoy learning, specifically in cellular and cancer biology. However, I do not enjoy labs, I find it very mundane and boring, and also not rewarding. Most of the research I have done shows that all masters courses are project-based, and thus require labs. I do not want to a bioinformatics masters. I was wondering if anyone had any information or experience that could help, or could point me in the right direction?

I have written a thesis about applying some AI techniques to a simulation that my professor introduced. To make this happen, I had to implement a very large amount of software, because the simulation works in another language, follows different principles etc.

After 6 months of hard work, I did not reach my goal. I was not able to actually implement the AI technique I wished to apply to the problem. I created a lot of reusable components that future developers (and in fact other students as I was told) will want to use. But the actual question and also the title of the thesis (which both had to be fixed ahead of time and cannot be changed once it has been started) don’t match the main body of my work.

Can a thesis still be considered good even if the question was not answered because it was not “reached”? If not, why? If yes, why? I can imagine this going either way but I’d like to hear opinions and experiences.

Basically I would require another 1-2 months and maybe someone to work on the problem as a team to get new ideas. I believe I still worked in a scientific manor (I prioritized reusability and usefullness over just reaching the question but without it being easily reusable) and no one ever said science is only good if it never misses a deadline. But I can also imagine an argument that simply states an unanswered research question is a bad work.

My original intention was to apply this AI technique to the common example research problems (like Atari games or locomotion) but my professor insisted I apply it to his field of work (energy market simulation). I had to agree if I wanted him to take my thesis and I didn’t know how complex the mapping of his problem to the commonly used tools would be. The argument “a good researcher is also capable of creating a reasonable problem scope” therefore is a little unfair as he sort of forced me to extend it.

Alternative B I write a preface / authors comment at the beginning, stating that the title/research question won’t be matched but due to university regulations may not be changed retrospectively.

Alternative C: A fellow researcher recommended me to just change the question and content but ignore the title. I hand in my thesis under the forced title but publish it under a more suitable title. That seems a little “fake” as I don’t want to lie about my original goal and me missing the final goal.


Edit: Most suggestions go along the lines of “depends on your professor or institution”. While I fear this is probably the only right answer that helps me personally, it doesn’t seem right that it depends on the professors attitude or personal opinion. From an abstract perspective, is it OK to rate a scientific work as a bad work if it fails to reach a previously defined target when new information came to light along the way? Probably not. But is it common practice to change the research question at the end to better match / suit the line of argumentation? It seems to me the question should reflect what the researcher asked him/herself when he/she started the inquiry. If the results are not what was expected, that doesn’t mean it’s bad results.

The Computer Science study guide of the ETH Zurich states

2.4. Master’s Degree

The Master’s diploma in Computer Science at ETH entitles graduates to have the following academic title:

English: Master of Science ETH in Computer Science (MSc ETH CS)

I was under the impression that a Master of Science is somehow standardized in Europe, even in Switzerland which is not part of the EU.

Why does the ETH Zurich add ETH to the title and what implications does this have?

I obtained MS degree in Computer Science degree some 7 year ago from a decent German state university. Since then I majorly worked in system software roles and occasionally embedded software and hardware. Over this time I have also developed keen interest in designing circuits for signal processing but my skills are very limited.

I am therefore thinking of going for further higher education in area of Integrated Circuits. However I donot want to go for PhD as its 5 year investment. I also looked at continuing education programs, but I couldn’t find anything interesting. I am therefore thinking of doing second Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. I would be applying to schools in US and Europe which are either equal or better established than my alma matter.

The question is what issues can I expect to face when looking for work after graduating with two MS degrees: one in Computer Science and recent one in Electrical Engineering