Russian Engineering and Science Schools on the American scale. How to evaluate Russian University degrees in Sciences and Engineering. (University Degree Programs comparison). Part I: EECS. MIT as a reference.
First ever consistent quantitative description of Degree Programs at Russian State Universities and Engineering Schools in American terms. Comparison with USA Degree Programs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) as well as University of California at Berkeley(UCB) are taken as reference for comparison. Emphasis is made on actual Degree Coursework content in terms of Instructions. More
There are currently some 0.9 million Russian Engineers and Scientists working in Western countries in high-tech, in science and in higher education. Together with Russian Engineers and Scientists working in high-tech companies, in science and in higher education Institutions of Eastern countries this number comes to about 2.2 million. This is the number of Russian Engineering and Science Specialists working worldwide outside of Russia and CIS. Definitely some more Russian Specialists will go into western market during the years to come. Yet, there is a lot of confusion up to this day on what is the actual engineering background and science training of those Russian Specialists - as compared with that of American/Western engineers. As a result there is also confusion on how to use best those Russian Specialists in western environment/job market. Funny enough that this kind of confusion exists even among Russian Engineers and Scientists themselves. More than that, such a confusion exists up to this day even among those Russian Engineers and Scientists who work now in the West, but who went through the engineering/science training in Russia/CIS/USSR. Moreover this confusion exists up to this day among all who went through the engineering/science training in Russia/CIS/USSR. (and who are available today in western job markets.) This book is to clarify the subject of matching “Russian” university education standards to those of the US. The essence of my research and my book can be best described by 3 key words: "Count", "See" and "Match". "Counting" here means counting instructions hours in the coursework of specific degree programs. We shall count the total hours of actual instructions separately in 3 different disciplines: Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. "Seeing" here means using simple graphical representation methods for a "volume" and “shape”of university degree programs/courseworks that will let us easily see the differences between various specialties and degrees. This "coursework images" will let us quickly evaluate volume of knowledge given to a student in the course of training. This will be our main way of visual comparison for various university degree programs (See Illustrations in Appendix). "Matching" here means overall comparison of the University degree programs through their “visual coursework image” and through other parameters trying to find an adequate match for Russian university degrees on the "American scale".
33 years of experience in USSR. 17 years of experience in Western job market . 5 years of experience in Russian Federation job market. Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology(MIPT), Moscow