You’re almost there. You’re aware of the documents you’ll need, the characteristics you’ll need to display, the individuals and departments you’ll need to contact, and each component you’ll need to prepare for your admission to engineering school. Now it’s time to combine all of these elements to build a bullet-proof graduate engineering application.
We know the step can get slightly overwhelming, so here are three extra tips for a top and most master’s in engineering admissions process.
Determine Your Post-Grad Goals
In an engineering application, why is it vital for a candidate to outline short, and long-term goals? The most basic reason is that determining it helps you state it in your application. It’s quite difficult to create such a statement when your only goal is to get a post-graduate degree! However, there are far more compelling reasons to have and illustrate specific goals in your application. You need to have a clear goal to be able to:
- Expand your skillset beyond what you learned as an undergraduate
- Specialize in a field of engineering
- Further define your career path
Explore a Wide Range of Post-Graduate Engineering Programs
Top engineering programs as well as their departments have a strategic vision and also a set of values that guide their curriculum development. Often, schools aspire to generate engineers who will set the way for future research by developing daring and creative products and services that benefit the communities they’re in and societies in general. Other degrees are more focused on direct and practical application or problem-solving in business, defense, healthcare, and a variety of other industries. You should fully comprehend the department’s vision and strengths, as well as how those characteristics will assist you in achieving your objectives.
In addition to picking your program based on your goals and qualifications, you should think about location, personal preference, and diversity of the student body, when evaluating post-graduate engineering programs. Engineering schools are looking for applicants who will help to complement the peers in their class, just as you are trying to find the perfect match for you.
Write a Memorable Statement of Purpose
This comes hand in hand with preparing a relevant resume and setting smart deadlines to meet the application requirements.
Typically, engineering undergraduates are well-versed in mathematics, modeling, design, robotics, thermodynamics, and/or simulation, with few opportunities to take courses that require essay writing. It can be difficult to figure out what should go into a statement of purpose and how to write a clear and appealing essay.
Your statement of purpose or, depending on the school requirements, cover letter, should describe why the candidate picked engineering as a major, why a post-graduate degree is vital now to their objectives, and how this particular school and program will help them achieve their goals.
ESiLV offers personalized support to students applying for their master’s during the admissions process (airport pickup, welcome week, visits to Paris, support in finding accommodation, advice on opening a bank account, help with doctor/medical procedures, language courses, etc.)
- Application Submission in the online portal:http://international.leonard-de-vinci.net
- Interview (either face-to-face or via Skype)
- The final decision from the recruitment committee within 24 hours
- Students will receive an admission letter and will be asked to confirm their acceptance into the program
- Registration will be validated with the payment of a 30% deposit of tuition fees
- Students will receive a letter confirming registration and payment that will be necessary for starting the VISA process
- Payment of the balance is required upon arrival in September
Documents to Provide:
- Cover Letter
- Copies of all diplomas and transcripts including high school diploma
- ID photos
- Copy of passport
- English Test results (IELTS 6.0 or TOEIC 700)
- Student VISA
Your first step into the engineering world starts here!