School and Ranking Information
Only two 4-year institutions in or near Miami offer electronics programs. Based on ranking, student-to-faculty ratio and location, the following university is considered a top school near Miami for electronics degree programs:
- Winner: The University of Miami is the closest postsecondary institution to downtown Miami that provides studies in electronics. Students can pursue a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering, all of which offer coursework in electronics.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Miami|
|Ranking||#48 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $42,852**|
|Electronics Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Electronics Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||23**|
|Most Popular Electronics Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (16 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate engineering programs rank #109 among national universities (2014)*; graduate electrical and computer engineering programs rank #127 and #84, respectively, among national universities (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of Miami
- 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- 5-year dual bachelor's/master's degree in electrical and computer engineering available
- Electronics students can join campus chapters of the Florida Engineering Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Nearly 17,000 students are enrolled at the University of Miami, located about seven miles from downtown Miami. The university consists of 11 schools and colleges, including the College of Engineering. This college features five departments that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering specialties, such as electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and industrial engineering. Undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering are most closely related to electronics.
Providing an extensive overview of electronics fundamentals, the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program focuses on the economic, technical and scientific elements of electrical engineering. The program is offered with the option to select from one of three major study areas, including electrical engineering, audio engineering and wireless communication. Students complete general education courses and select a program of study from one of the three engineering specializations. Students also receive a solid background in mathematics and physics. Coursework covers the fundamentals of circuitry, electronics devices, power systems and systems design.
Students of the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program select from a 24-credit thesis option or 30-credit non-thesis option. Students who select the thesis option will develop their thesis with the help of a research supervisor and present their thesis in both written and oral form. The program of study covers topics such as data structuring, general electronics and fiber optics.
Coursework in the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering program may cover the areas of artificial intelligence, digital signal processing and advanced systems architecture. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of coursework, including 18 credits of advanced engineering courses and 12 credits of dissertation courses. Applicants are required to hold a master's degree in electrical or computer engineering.