School and Ranking Information
Only three schools within 50 miles of Fort Lauderdale have programs related to electronics and computer technology. Two of the schools have a student to faculty ratio above 24:1. However, our top pick in the area has a low ratio, increasing the likelihood of personalized attention from instructors. Based on its student to faculty ratio and rankings, the following school is the top school in the area for electronics and computer technology:
- Winner : The University of Miami (UM) is a private school located just a half hour from Fort Lauderdale. It was named one of the top 50 national universities in 2015. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate programs dealing with electronics and computer technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Miami|
|Rankings||Tied for #48 in National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Coral Gables, FL|
|School Type||4-year, private|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$44,350*|
|Electronics and Computer Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate**|
|Electronics and Computer Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||32**|
|Most Popular Electronics and Computer Technology Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||School offers a special 5-year bachelor's/master's degree program for ambitious students|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Miami
- Home to a diverse set of student organizations related to engineering
- Undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct research in fields like nanotechnology and biometrics
- Semester abroad program sends computer engineering students to places like Australia and Singapore
The University of Miami enrolls more than 15,000 students and maintains an 11:1 student to faculty ratio. A staunch research school, the university has more than $330 million invested in research each year. UM's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers various undergraduate and graduate degree programs that emphasize the ways in which energy resources and technological tools intersect.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program constructs a balanced introduction to an array of systems, devices and processes. This undergraduate program allows students to investigate the means by which modern technology acquires and sustains power.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program focuses more on the software and usability of computer systems. This program delves into how applications affect interaction with devices and systems, ranging from small-scale electronic equipment to large-scale telecommunications networks.
At the graduate level, the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program allows students to choose between a thesis and non-thesis option. Students further explore concepts within electronics and computer technology with a heavy emphasis on research. The Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering program requires the completion of a qualifying examination, along with the construction and oral defense of both an initial research proposal and a final dissertation.