Top Schools for Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Read about programs in electrical engineering and electronics, a field of study that includes topics in electricity and electromagnetism. Learn about the degree options at four top-notch universities, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. that provide training for electrical and electronics engineers. View article »

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Several prominent universities offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. High quality programs are also available at some lesser-known technical institutes.

Three of the universities we'll discuss rank among the top electrical engineering schools, as designated by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. They include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and the University of Illinois, all three of which offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The fourth school, the Air Force Institute of Technology, offers graduate programs only and is notable because it prepares students specifically for government service.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked as the best college for both undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

The School of Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science major is the most popular undergraduate program at the university. Once enrolled, students learn how to properly manage and operate electrical equipment, including solar panels, robotics and circuit boards. They also find out how to maintain secure and efficient computer networks for a business or organization, while studying mathematics, engineering and computation.

The school also offers a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to graduate students.

Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA

Stanford University is a private institution that was ranked as the second-best school for undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. It also enables students to take advantage of university partnerships with companies such as Intel and Hewlett-Packard.

Undergraduates can pursue an electrical engineering minor or a Bachelor of Science program that includes coursework in computing, mathematics, physical science and technology; a graduate program in the same field of study is available on a full-time or part-time basis. The curriculum covers the basics of electrical engineering and its relationship to computer hardware, fields and waves, signal processing and controls for several electrical objects. Students also have the chance to design and perform experiments in electrical engineering.

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University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in IL

The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is a public university that ranked as the fifth best school for undergraduate electrical engineering and the fourth best school for graduate programs in this field, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

The bachelor's degree program includes courses in the basic sciences and mathematics. Core electrical engineering coursework covers topics in analog signal processing, semiconductor devices and computer engineering. Qualified graduates may find positions as computer designers and professional electricians, or matriculate into the university's Master of Engineering, Master of Science, or Ph.D. of Philosophy programs.

Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

The Graduate School of Engineering & Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, offers programs in which students research and design equipment for use by the military's defense systems. Available programs include a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.

Students in the master's degree program explore such topics as electromagnetic engineering, electronic circuits and devices, electro-optics, and signal processing. The program culminates in a thesis. In the doctoral program, students can conduct research in 1 of 12 specialty areas, including microelectronic and photonic devices, microelectro-mechanical systems, radar and electronic warfare, nanotechnology, and electro-optics.

Top Schools with Electrical Engineering and Electronics Programs

Relevant electrical engineering and electronics training is also available at these schools:

School Name Distinction Location
Arkansas Tech University Offers technical certificate programs Russellville, AR
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania The Hartline Science Center features laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment Bloomsburg, PA
Bucknell University Has over 150 campus-based clubs and organizations Lewisburg, PA
Capitol Technology University Houses the Centers of Excellence for scientific subject areas Laurel, MD
Indiana Institute of Technology Includes several satellite campuses in the area Fort Wayne, IN
Michigan Technological University Has the Enterprise Program for student technicians and engineers Houghton, MI

Students who are interested in electrical engineering and electronics can get training at top universities, as well as several technical institutes. These programs often result in bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees.

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