Facts and Figures

Statistic 2002-2004

Details

60% of SCE students are employed before pursuing their masterís and doctoral degrees. Many (31.82%) are in government service. Before coming to AIT, most (43.56%) occupy professional staff positions (e.g. team leader or project engineer).

After graduation

After graduation, 42% of SCE students go back to government service and 34% join academic institutions as teaching professionals.

 

Surveys reveal that 55% of SCE students receive full scholarships from the Institute while about 45% are granted with fellowships (supporting up to 60% of tuition in the masterís program). From among those who receive fellowships, 21% acquire counterpart funding from their employers.

 

About 30% of SCE students are led to AIT by AIT alumni; the others, about 26%, are introduced to the Institute by their parents, relatives and friends. The other 13% come to know AIT through online means, i.e. SCE/AIT web sites and through email communications.

 

39.2% of respondents say that the knowledge and skills they learned at SCE are very much applicable to Research and Development; 36.1% reveal that they are very useful to Teaching at Higher Educational Institutions.

 

Strongly Agree

I learned to develop my ideas and present them in my written work.

 

42.2%

My research further developed my problem-solving skills.

 

40.1%

My coursework and research sharpened my analytical skills.

 

39.6%

I was satisfied with the secretarial services, administration, and management of the school.

 

37.9%

Supervision was available when I needed it.

 

37.7%

I had access to a suitable studying place.

 

37.3%

The quality of course instructors are very high; they are experts in their areas.

 

36.1%

The thesis examination process was fair.

 

34.2%

I had good access to the computing facilities and services.

 

31.0%

I developed an understanding of the standard of work expected.

 

24.8%

There was appropriate financial support for research activities (both master's & doctoral).

 

24.5%

I had good access to the technical support I needed and was able to organize good access to necessary equipment.

 

22.6%

The school provided opportunities for social contact with other postgraduate students and relevant organizations.

 

13.6%

A good seminar program for postgraduate students was provided.

 

11.8%

The table exemplifies the percentage of graduates who strongly agree to the statements given. For example, 42.2% strongly agree that SCE allowed them to develop their ideas and present them in written works.


Students feel that there are new fields that SCE should consider in its academic portfolio. For example, 44.7% of the respondents share the view that the School should explore the field of Engineering and Management of Built Environment as an additional offering.

 

Maybe Explored

Infrastructure Engineering

39.0%

Land and Water Management

30.8%

Engineering and Management of Built Environment

44.7%

Engineering Entrepreneurship

27.1%

Offshore Petroleum Geoengineering

30.7%

Computational Mechanics (with emphasis on Structural Analysis and Computation)

42.4%

Material Science (with emphasis on Structural Design and Materials)

39.9%

Engineering Hydrogeology

37.3%

Earthquake Engineering (with emphasis on Structural Engineering)

28.8%

Geosystem Engineering and Exploration

30.9%

 

Relevance of SCE /AIT education?

Very Relevant

33.70%

Relevant

55.10%

Somewhat Relevant

10.10%

Not Relevant

1.10%

Where are students most impressed with?

High quality of academic programs, teaching & course contents

51.2%

Relevance of academic programs

40.0%

Internationality

34.7%

Professional/personal networking

21.5%

Reasonable cost compared with peer universities in developed countries

12.7%

Would students recommend SCE/AIT to potential students?

Definitely

52.30%

Probably

37.50%

Not Sure

9.10%

Definitely Not

1.10%