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Electronics Engineering Schools in Los Angeles with Degree Info

The Los Angeles area has 13 schools that offer electronics engineering programs. Get some information about the degree programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Los Angeles Schools with Electronics Engineering Programs

Electronics engineering training is often covered within electrical engineering programs, and several schools near Los Angeles offer such programs. These studies are mainly found at universities or technical institutes and result in a bachelor's or master's degree. Some programs offer only electronics engineering classes, while others allow students to select a concentration in this area. Two universities located in the Los Angeles area are discussed at length here. Read about specific degrees earned and course topics for each level of study. Find helpful facts about the two schools in the table included in the next section of this article.

  • University of California - Los Angeles has undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering which provide electronics engineering classes. The campus is located about 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
  • California State University - Long Beach is found approximately 25 miles south of the downtown Los Angeles area. Its bachelor's and master's degree studies in electrical engineering and engineering technology cover electronics engineering topics.

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Comparison of Schools

Before selecting either an undergraduate or a graduate degree program relating to electronics engineering, you should consider all that a school has to offer. Read below to find statistics and facts pertaining to each university's tuition, acceptance rates, population and more.

University of California - Los Angeles California State University at Long Beach
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 41,845* 36,809*
Campus Setting Large city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016) $12,763 (in-state)*
$37,471 (out-of-state)*
$6,452 (in-state)*
$17,612 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 64%* 72%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 19%* 35%*
Retention Rate (2014) 97%* 90%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students began in 2008) 91%* 65%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

University of California - Los Angeles

The University of California - Los Angeles includes 11 professional and health sciences colleges, including the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. This school houses the Electrical Engineering Department, which offers seminars and classes in electronics engineering. Students and faculty at this school can conduct research in electronics signal processing, semiconductors and wireless systems.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Students interested in electronics engineering can choose an electrical engineering (EE) focus with a pathway in either photonics and plasma electronics or micro-electrical mechanical systems. Besides related coursework in electronics systems design, fiber-optics, lasers and power sources, students also participate in design labs. Other academic requirements include those in statistics, mathematics and English composition.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The master's degree program in electrical engineering is presented similarly to the undergraduate program. Prospective electronics engineers may select from two pathways with electronics-related curriculum. Coursework covers circuits and embedded systems, wave and physical electronics, and telecommunications systems. Students may choose a thesis or non-thesis track, and programs can be tailored to meet specific career goals.

California State University at Long Beach

Located about ten miles from the city of Los Angeles, California State University at Long Beach is home to a College of Engineering. This school also houses the Center of Electronic Design Automation. The college's Electrical Engineering Department offers training in electronics engineering through courses in electronic circuits, electromagnetism and digital logic design.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Students in this program learn about electronics design, mathematics and the physical sciences. This program covers signal processing, controls, communications, analog circuits, power systems and electronic components. These and other topics are integrated within a capstone course focusing on design at the end of the program. The capstone can focus on communications, signal processing or electronics in general.

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

This electronics engineering program prepares students for careers as electronics technicians, as opposed to engineers. The curriculum focuses on programming, controls, instrumentation and microelectronics. Other topics of study include motors and generators, electronics project design and development, electronic controls, telecommunications and microcomputers. Before graduation, students must complete a 3-month field experience working as electronics technicians.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

While the master's degree program does not have a specific focus in electronics engineering, graduate students may work with an advisor to choose coursework and a degree plan that complements their area of study, such as electronics engineering. This coursework will be directly related to a student's thesis or final project.

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