Best colleges to study Electrical Engineering abroad

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Srishti Chatterjee
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Updated on Feb 17, 2021 11:07 IST

Best colleges to study Electrical Engineering abroad

Electrical engineering is one of the most popular streams of engineering. Electrical engineering has now been subdivided into a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and microelectronics.

Electrical engineers typically hold a degree in electrical engineering. Getting into top colleges to study electrical engineering is a bonus on your resume as these places offer great opportunities to explore newer arenas in the engineering field.

Here are the most popular colleges for electrical engineering, in no particular order.

1. University of Windsor, Canada

University of Windsor’s department of electrical and computer engineering offers a graduate-level program in electrical engineering which gives a thorough knowledge of this field. This university has over 50 years of academic excellence and is Ontario's first autonomous degree-granting institution.

2. Technical University of Munich, Germany

Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14 ranked Technische Universität München (TUM) at 87th place. This course provides knowledge in areas like new developments like nanotechnology, RFID systems or mobile communication and focuses on the areas like Automation Systems, Computer-Aided, Electrodynamics etc.

3. University of California, Santa Barbara, US

Graduate studies in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at UCSB are broad and encompass many diverse areas such as computers and digital systems, control, communications, electronics, signal processing, electromagnetics, electro-optics, physics of electronic devices, and device fabrication. The University of California is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the US. It is ranked 40th among US Universities and 10th among public universities by US News & World Report's 2015 rankings

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4. Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

TU Darmstadt has a number of programs for international students. It maintains a variety of partnerships with companies and research institutions.  The focus areas include Automation Systems, Computer-Aided Electrodynamics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Integrated Micro and Nano Technologies, Micro and Precision Engineering and Communication and Sensor Networks

5. University of Victoria, Canada

The Master of Applied Science program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing advanced research at the postgraduate level. It gives a thorough knowledge of all the disciples of electrical engineering. It provides specializations in communications, digital and embedded systems, digital signal processing etc.

6. Stanford University, US

Stanford University’s Department of Electrical Engineering provides 1.5 years fulltime postgraduate degree program MS in Electrical Engineering which provides students with the advanced preparation for professional practice.  For undergraduates from households with incomes below $100,000, tuition is fully covered by scholarship and/or grant aid.

7. McGill University, Canada

McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering/Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers 18-36 months fulltime postgraduate degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Electrical Engineering (Thesis) program which is a research-oriented program and provides students with an opportunity to conduct intensive research under the supervision of researchers who are leaders in their field. The program is ideal preparation for a PhD degree or an industrial research career.

8. Carleton University, Canada

Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is offered jointly by the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering and the Department of Electronics in the Faculty of Engineering and Design. The college has modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and excellent computer facilities.

9. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

This MASc program is research-oriented and provides solid preparation for a Doctoral degree. The program entails a combination of course-based learning and a thesis that involves original research. Graduates of the program will be able to work as R&D engineers in advanced technology companies or government agencies, or continue on in their education and pursue a doctorate degree.

10. The University of Texas at Arlington, US

Students are provided with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student with the help of a faculty adviser may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering.

11. University of California (Riverside Campus), US

The goal of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is to prepare graduates for professional practice in both the private and public sectors and for life-long learning. The department offers five areas of specializations, Computer Engineering (CE), Control and Robotics (CR), Intelligent Systems (IS), Nano Materials, Devices and Circuits (NMDC) and Communications and Signal Processing (CSP).

12. University of Ottawa, Canada

The program is the combination of computer communications, multimedia and distributed systems, computer-aided design for electronic circuits, computer and software engineering, digital and wireless communications, microwave and electromagnetics, speech and image processing, integrated circuits and devices systems and machine intelligence, photonics systems, and biomedical engineering.

13. University of Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering/Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides a two-year full-time postgraduate degree program MSc. In Electrical and Computer Engineering which is a research-intensive program, usually consisting of 18 units of course weight in graduate courses, a thesis proposal course, and a thesis.

14. University of Waterloo, Canada

The MEng program is specially designed keeping professionals in mind and is based on industry-relevant course work. The university ranked 151-200th in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities and is 180th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

15. Southern Illinois University, US

The program is designed to achieve the following academic objectives:

(a) To fulfil the obligation of the ECE Department to provide high-quality education through the doctoral level as is mandated by the mission statement of the University.

(b) To provide the students with the training necessary to successfully apply the fundamental concepts and methods of electrical and computer engineering to specific areas of research and development.

(c) To provide the graduates with the ability to independently organize and conduct research in electrical and computer engineering.

16. Western University of Canada

Western University’s faculty of engineering offers a thesis-based master’s program which leads to a MESc degree in electrical and computer engineering. The flexibility of the program enables students to be enrolled in courses directly related to their careers in different areas of electrical/computer engineering.

17. University of California (Los Angeles Campus), US

The curriculum of the program allows flexibility in the selection of courses by students and their faculty advisers, in an effort to promote and encourage multi-disciplinary education and research. MS students may select either the thesis plan or the non-thesis (or comprehensive examination) plan.

18. Concordia University, Canada

Concordia University Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science provides 45 Credits Postgraduate program Masters in Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering which is designed to provide practicing engineers with an opportunity to strengthen and extend the knowledge they have obtained at the undergraduate level, to develop their design skills, and to enhance their ability to present technical material in written form.

19. University of British Columbia, Canada

Graduate students are provided with the opportunity to work with this world-class faculty and conduct leading-edge research in their field. Graduate students are given access to state of the art laboratories with an outstanding inventory of equipment. Specialized for students who are interested in pursuing advanced studies and research at the postgraduate level.

20. University Of Michigan, US

This program has a wide variety of courses with a world-renowned faculty and cutting-edge research to give students the experience they need to succeed anywhere. It will provide the fundamentals for many kinds of jobs in engineering or technology management, and is the pathway to many exciting careers throughout a lifetime.

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TU Delft is also a good place to learn electrical engineering but for MSc. since for B.Sc courses are in Dutch. Just recently they built EU's largest sustainable energy Laboratory with High Voltage technology, EV charging , RES etc.

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5 years ago

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6 years ago

Seriously is university of windsor a good university to do masters in electrical engineering in terms of job prospects?

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