School and Ranking Information
Only two schools offer electrical engineering programs in the Houston area. Based on affordability and available programs, the following school is a top option in the Houston area to study electronics engineering:
- Winner : The University of Houston is a 4-year public university. As of 2011, it is one of three research universities in Texas with a Tier One distinction from the Carnegie Foundation. The college offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Houston|
|Rankings|| #189 in National Universities (2015)*
#82 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2014)*
#78 Best Engineering Schools*
|School Type||4-year, Public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$10,518 (in-state), $24,378 (out-of-state)*|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||112**|
|Most Popular Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%**|
|Noteworthy||Recently renovated electrical engineering laboratories provide students with state-of-the-art equipment***|
Sources: *US News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Houston'
University of Houston
- Undergraduate research and hands-on learning opportunities
- Accredited by ABET
- Electrical and computer engineering faculty have received numerous awards
The University of Houston's 667-acre main campus is located in downtown Houston. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate, 200 master's and 45 doctoral degree programs. Aspiring electrical and electronic engineering students can pursue degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
University of Houston's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program requires 25 credit hours of math, physics and chemistry, as well as 70 credit hours in electrical engineering. The Master of Electrical Engineering focuses on systems operations, engineering design, manufacturing and management. Students complete 36 credit hours. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering consists of 30 credit hours of study, including nine hours of researching and writing a thesis. It focuses on advanced research skills and project management.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering program is available to students with a bachelor's or master's degree. Students with a bachelor's degree simultaneously complete coursework for a master's and doctoral degree. The program consists of 84 credit hours, split evenly between courses and a dissertation.