There are a number of significant challenges in higher education today, including rising costs, diminishing returns. That being said, it’s not all bad news. In fact, there are a number of hopeful, emerging trends that promise to create new and expanded opportunities for students while fostering a healthier campus intellectual climate:
USA, the PreferredDestination for Overseas Students
Since the mid-20th century, the United States has been the destination of choice for international students. When pursuing education abroad, many are drawn by the quality of its higher education system, its welcoming culture, and the prospect of transitioning into the labor market after graduation. The number of international students enrolled in U.S colleges and universities has grown over the years due to the quality of their higher education system and the opportunities offered in USA for STEM Graduates. In 2016, the United States hosted more of the world’s 4.1 million international students than any other country. The next two destinations, the United Kingdom and Australia, hosted 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively compared to the 20% by USA. International student enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities increased 10 percent between school year (SY) 2013-14 and SY 2014-15, the highest growth rate in 35 years, reaching a record high of 975,000 students.
Engineering Studies in USA
US Universities provide quality and high standard of education in Engineering and IT. Among overseas students enrolled in US Universities, over 40% follow Engineering and IT majors. Among the students from South Asia and Central Asia 72% follow Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects.
From computer science to sustainable energies, robotics to aeronautics, and medical technology to intelligent building design – engineering degrees offer a huge range of specializations. Graduates of engineering degrees are in high demand across the globe, with developing and developed nations alike calling out for highly qualified specialists to keep their economies growing.
Most engineers specialize. There is a wide array of specialties and subspecialties. The Occupational Outlook Handbook describes the prominent engineering specialties. The largest number of engineers are employed as electrical and electronics engineers. Civil engineers, industrial engineers and mechanical engineers round out the four largest disciplines.One of the great things about engineering is that it can be applied in many areas—energy, construction, transportation, electronics, medicine, to name a few.
In the United States, there is an acute need for engineers;the demand has moved the U. S. government to allow international students studying engineering (as well as science, technology, and math) in the U. S. to extend their optional practical training period.
Since engineering is about applying scientific and mathematical principles, you may want to consider engineering and engineering technology programs that emphasize hands-on learning where students apply engineering and engineering technology knowledge and skills.
Engineering Transfer Program
AIC Campus School of Engineering Offers the best option for Sri Lankan Students to pursue their dream of becoming an engineer in their chosen field. AIC offers Many Engineering majors such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Automation and Industrial Robotics, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and many more specialization options.
The uniqueness of AIC Campus American University Transfer program is that the students will complete their first two years of studies at AIC Campus in Sri Lanka and select their major area of Specializationand transfer to California State University Sacramento State to complete their BSc degree in Engineering. Students will have the advantage of saving over 60% of the cost by completing the first two years of study in Sri Lanka at AIC Campus.
AIC Campus also provides the students and their parents the peace of mind with, Installment payment plans, Zero Percent Credit Card Payment Plans and Study Loans through major banks for the entire course duration.
For more information about the AICCampus AmericanUniversity Transfer program, please call AIC Campus Colombo on 0766 759 669 or AIC Campus Kandy on 0777 230 033.