A Pathway toward a Top Technology Program in the USA
AUG 30, 2018
Technology is a key driver in this rapidly evolving world. Correspondingly, more and more technology-related careers are blossoming. This has also led to an increase in higher education opportunities in this field.
Known for having one of the world’s finest university systems, the USA is a prime destination of choice for those looking to further their education in engineering and technology. In fact, it is home to some of the top universities with the best engineering and technology programs in the world. According to the Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking 2018 by subject, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are among the top five when it comes to engineering and technology.
Each university has its own strengths. Among others, Stanford is renowned for contributing toward many groundbreaking research findings by applying engineering principles across disciplines to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science is constantly at the forefront of fundamental sciences, inventing the technologies of the future. MIT, on the other hand, is famous for its scientific and technological training and research.
Gaining a Solid Foundation
An American High School Diploma, along with the necessary admissions tests such as the SAT, will facilitate your journey toward a prestigious institute of higher learning of your choice. You can also take Advanced Placement (AP) courses during high school to earn college credits, which may allow you to skip some courses during your first year of university. Another common prerequisite for international students is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), to ensure their English language proficiency.
The education system in the USA emphasizes a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) approach, which is an enhancement of the more traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The addition of the arts in this context gives students the opportunity to see the beauty in objects that have been engineered. Success products like the iPhone are famous not only for how well they work (engineering and technology), but how wonderfully they feel in the hand and look to the eyes (design). The arts also encourage a creative approach to engineering challenges.
Top American Education in Malaysia
As the first global campus of top American boarding school Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, we offer top-notch American education that leads to the award of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School Diploma. Utilizing a STEAM-focused approach, we provide all our students with plenty of opportunities to explore modern technologies like educational robotics, scanners, electronic probes and digital technologies, as well as a wide range of artistic and athletic pursuits. High school students also have the option of taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes. These, coupled with our bespoke ScholarShift® program, ensure that our students are well prepared for further education and life beyond school.