No, I am not going back to get a bachelor’s degree (actually, only my graduate degrees are in industrial engineering: my bachelor’s is in math and computer science, so maybe I should go back!). The son of a colleague of mine is planning to take engineering and wonders where to go.
In my mind, one of the main purposes of a university education is to get you fired up about some topic. This “firing up” is kinda like lightning: it is hard to tell when it is going to happen. But enthusiastic faculty and an well-thought-out (and innovative) curriculum go a long way in improving the odds.
Is there any university that you have seen that you have really thought: boy, that would be a great
place to get an undergraduate engineering degree? While my colleague’s son is mainly interested in US or Canada, east of the Mississippi, I’d be happy to hear about any place for comparisons sake.