CCE at AUB

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  • Jo

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    #2
    Does Computer and Communication Engineering at AUB pay off well after graduation? as in more than 3 or 4 k per month?
    are we talking directly after graduation? then no.

    After a couple of years (maybe 2-3) in the field with good experience -> yes
     

    Dark Angel

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    #3
    Does Computer and Communication Engineering at AUB pay off well after graduation? as in more than 3 or 4 k per month?
    i know a couple of people who started with more than that, but they were well connected people in the field which makes things rather easier. the average salary for fresh graduates would be a better indicator, and it is not 4K.
     

    Dark Angel

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    #6
    It can get you a consulting job for like 60k per year
    that is the exception and is true for less than 2% of the fresh graduates at best. most graduates with much less than that, i would guess around 2K per month.

    universities should follow up with their graduates with anonymous surveys to figure out the average income per field and per years of experience,and make this data available to the public as this is also an important factor in choosing one's career.
     

    Muki

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    #7
    that is the exception and is true for less than 2% of the fresh graduates at best. most graduates with much less than that, i would guess around 2K per month.

    universities should follow up with their graduates with anonymous surveys to figure out the average income per field and per years of experience,and make this data available to the public as this is also an important factor in choosing one's career.
    In the US, the Bureau of Labor compiles and publishes this kind of statistics. Is there no equivalent in Lebanon to assume this kind of responsibility?
     

    Tsunami27

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    #8
    that is the exception and is true for less than 2% of the fresh graduates at best. most graduates with much less than that, i would guess around 2K per month.

    universities should follow up with their graduates with anonymous surveys to figure out the average income per field and per years of experience,and make this data available to the public as this is also an important factor in choosing one's career.
    Its becomming more trendy than 2% with AUB engineering students specially with the booming of management consulting firms in the gulf region (Strategy houses, Tier 2, and Boutique Consulting). And a lot of these firms are opening shell companies based in Leb to attract these talents. I would say its around 10% of AUB Engineering fresh grads
     

    Iron Maiden

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    #9
    Its becomming more trendy than 2% with AUB engineering students specially with the booming of management consulting firms in the gulf region (Strategy houses, Tier 2, and Boutique Consulting). And a lot of these firms are opening shell companies based in Leb to attract these talents. I would say its around 10% of AUB Engineering fresh grads
    Its the saddest thing to have a CCE degree and go work as a consultant on som benign project in the gulf just for the sake of money.

    Let brilliant engineers do what they are meant to do, solving technical problems, or else expect your wuality of life and any other services to degrade because only the mediocre are left to work on it.

    Instead of paying engineers lots of money to work as consultants and/or project managers give them the money to do their actual job..

    U can find 10 other people to follow up when a contract is due..

    Rant over and out :)
     

    Leb_Rebel

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    #10
    I did that degree and there are many paths post-graduation :
    1. Management consulting pays off the most, but you need to be in the top of the class, usually in UAE or KSA. Most of them ended up doing 2-3 years -> sponsored MBA -> back in consulting
    2. Masters outside a Lebanon took a decent portion of the CCE population, could be business oriented or more technical/research/PhD.
    3. Software development jobs in Lebanon aren't very well paid as a starter unless you know people and you're really good. Though it pays off after a few years if you can set up a name for yourself and work freelance.
    4. Ironically, I know very telecom engineers but im sure that's a path as well.
    5. Back in the day (2006-2010), there was very little work around Cisco/networking (at least in my opinion), but that's also a path you can take that has a decent starting salary, but can land big if you earn the right certifications and become an expert.
    6. If you go into security, you can land big money nowadays but its a niche market.

    At the end of the day, It depends what/where you want to work in, and I realise this is a very difficult question to answer now.

    Oh and to answer your last question : the only people I heard of that made more than 3k were in Mgt Consulting
     

    Lebnaouneh

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    #11
    Does Computer and Communication Engineering at AUB pay off well after graduation? as in more than 3 or 4 k per month?
    As many have alluded to in the previous posts, I also noticed from my experience at AUB that the vast majority of engineers end up in consulting with starting salaries of 3-4k and more. Very few seek to work in engineering itself...
     

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