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Electrical Engineering Education Programs

Electrical Engineering is the study of electrical energy, electricity, and electromagnetism and its application. The field is typically associated with the design of devices that move, manipulate, and make use of electrical energy from the electromagnetic spectrum. It requires an understanding of the fundamental scientific theory and concepts along with an applied application of the science. This field of study is also referred to as Electronics Engineering, and Electronics Engineering Technology. Graduates of Electrical Engineering (EE) and Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) degree programs are often placed in a wide verity of positions, generally associated with the emphasis of study. These include component and system design, field engineering, power engineering, manufacturing engineering, test engineering, signal processing and controls, telecommunications, microwave and RF engineering, digital or DSP engineering, and IC and ASIC design engineering.

Degree Types:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):

Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in electrical engineering are designed to provide the candidate with an advanced concentration in a particular academic and research topic. The area of concentration is often defined by the research and expertises of the institutions staff. A PhD degree program typically takes 5 to 7 years to complete, following the completion of a bachelor's degree program.


Masters of Science (MS):

Masters Degree program graduates typically specialize within a particular topic in the electrical or electronics engineering curriculum. This emphasis allows MS graduates to enter into the career field at a mid-level position upon graduation, and provides greater potential for career advancement throughout their career. MS programs are typically structured to be completed in 2 years following the prior completion of a bachelorís degree program.


Bachelors of Science (BS):

Bachelor Degree program graduates generally begin their careers in entry-level engineering employment positions and often within the area of concentration or interest of the graduate. Degree programs are typically structured to be completed within a 4 year period. Often, the degree program is designed to provide the fundamental theory and practice of electrical engineering during the first 2 to 3 years of study; followed by an introduction to one or more advanced topics of concentration.


Associates of Science (AS):

Associate Degree program gradates are typically classified at the electronics technician level, filling entry-level employment roles in testing, servicing, calibration, laboratory technician and manufacturing. Degree programs fall into a variety of categories and classifications, although most programs are structured to be completed by the graduate within 2 years.


Electronics Certification:

Certification programs can vary widely from day or week long specialized certification courses, and up to 1 year or more apprenticeship or technical certification programs. Many programs are offered both online and in classroom settings, often focused on a specific electronics process or technical expertise. Typical certification programs are designed to provide the student with a narrow but in-depth knowledge that can be applied often times directly to the students employment objectives.


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