School and Ranking Information
Studies in electronics, most often offered through electronics or electrical engineering programs, are offered by several large universities in or within 50 miles of Anaheim. Based on ranking, student population and total number of degrees awarded in the field of study, the following university is considered a top school for electronics programs in the Anaheim area:
- Winner: The University of California, Los Angeles, is the largest school in terms of enrollment that offers electronics programs within 30 miles or so of Anaheim. The university also confers the highest number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in electronics in the area. Students can pursue a Bachelor Science, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Ranking||#23 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $12,697 (in state); $35,575 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Electronics Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||372**|
|Most Popular Electronics Degree in 2012-2013||Master's (168 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||90%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate electrical/electronic engineering programs ranked #15 among national universities (2015)*; graduate electrical/electronic engineering programs ranked #13 among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of California, Los Angeles
- 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio is among the lowest of public universities in the area
- Electronics studies integrate classroom instruction with lab experiences
- Up-to-date courses in electrical engineering taught by faculty who are leaders in the field
The University of California, Los Angeles, is the largest school in the University of California system. It enrolls more than 40,000 students per year. The highly ranked Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science offers studies in electronics through its undergraduate and graduate degree programs in electrical engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program offers students three options, with one being a focus on electrical engineering. In this option, students will take courses in integrated circuits, photonics and plasma electronics and microelectromechanical systems. In the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, students choose between a thesis or non-thesis option as they delve into more complex topics regarding signal processing, circuitry and other facets and theories of electrical engineering. Coursework may consist of such subjects as fiber optic systems, solid-state electronics and quantum mechanics.
Flexible but research-intensive, the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering program enables students to independently explore and experiment within specialized subjects of interest. Both a series of exams and committee selection precede entry into the program. Once accepted, students commence their personal plan of action while also committing to completion of higher-level courses such as laser theory, special topics in wave electronics and advanced electromagnetics.