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Best School for Electronics and Electrical Engineering - Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix has few schools with programs in electrical engineering. Find the best program for you by reading about one local school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

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School and Ranking Information

Students interested in obtaining a four-year or higher degree in electronics and electrical engineering within 25 miles of Phoenix, AZ, may want to look to the following school as an excellent option. The school boasts high rankings, prestigious accreditation and plenty of research opportunities:

  • Winner: Those seeking degree programs in electronics engineering can find just what they're looking for at Arizona State University's Tempe campus, just 8.4 miles from Phoenix. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Master of Business Administration/MSEE and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.

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Category Arizona State University
Rankings #129 in National Universities (2015);
#41 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2014)*;
#27 Best Graduate Electronic/Electrical/Communications Programs (2014)
Location Tempe, AZ
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2014-2015) Undergraduate: $9,811 (in-state); $23,312 (out-of-state)*
Electrical Engineering Degrees Offered Bachelor's; Master's; Doctorate
Electrical Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 402**
Most Popular Electrical Engineering Degree Level Awarded in 2013 Master's (263 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 59%**
Noteworthy The electrical engineering program is accredited by ABET***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Arizona State University

University of Arizona

  • Students have the option to take a combined 5-year bachelor's/master's program in electrical engineering
  • The electrical engineering bachelor's and master's program and the combined MBA/MSEE are offered entirely online
  • Undergraduate students can participate in the Engineering Projects in Community Service program, which allows them to conduct research that benefits nonprofits throughout the world

Arizona State University (ASU) is home to 67,507 undergraduate and 15,794 graduate students as of fall 2014. Five schools make up the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, including the School of Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering.

The curriculum for the electrical engineering bachelor's program includes basic engineering courses and courses in electrical power systems, microprocessors, communication and control systems, circuits and solid-state electronics. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program requires no thesis. Individuals can choose to specialize in one of several areas, including electronic and mixed signal circuit design, electric power and energy systems, solid-state electronics, electromagnetics or control systems.

The MBA/MSEE degree program is a joint effort of ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students can complete the 16 required courses in as little as three years. They must attend an on-campus orientation and complete the MBA curriculum as a group; students can choose from the same six concentrations available to those in the MSEE program.

Students in the PhD program also can specialize in the same six concentrations offered to master's students. Doctoral students must complete a written and oral examination, a prospectus and a dissertation to be eligible for graduation.

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