I think you are getting very close to putting your finger on the
problem. Basically colleges are coming under pressure to turn out more
graduates. Even worse they are practically in competition to get
students to fill the courses, therefore there is a movement to make
courses more *attractive*. Unfortunately this has involved
droping/modifying modules which have been deemed to be *too difficult*
(a pity they didn't spend more time trying to improve the teaching
standard--leacturers typically only have a couple of hours of
leacture-skills training!). Basically it seems as if colleges are being
encouraged to turn out more (tech)graduates just to fill the job market
and standards are being compromised. And do I hear someone asks what are
the standards? Well if you are considering a company who wants a cheap
skilled workforce then a lot of east european countries are beginning to
look very attractive. Particularly when they start doing the whole tax
break thing.........rant->infinity....and don't get me started about the
governments attitude to research!!.....but hey, who's listening.
--who's ranting 'cos he's fit for little else this morning--
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> So far, in the 6 years since I graduated, most of the electronics graduates
> I've met that really knew their stuff hardware and firmware were
> Romanian. Apparently it's only the best graduates who get chances
> to study abroad, and many of them want to get abroad, so there is
> pretty fierce competition.
>> When I heard what these guys did for their degree course, I was
> embarrassed about what the average (and even above-average) Irish
> EE graduate comes out knowing...
>> Anyway, this is more appropriate for the technobabble list, so Reply-To
> set accordingly.
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