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Posted On: July 18, 2018 by Henry R. Steele

Students and professionals who want an exciting and rewarding career may want to consider the engineering field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the architectural and engineering professions are projected to grow by 7% through 2026. It is expected there will be 195,000 new jobs added. Electrical engineering jobs in particular with grow by 7% through 2026.

If you are interested in an electrical engineering career, earning an electrical engineering degree has never been easier. There are many high quality, online electrical engineering programs where you can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. Below are some of the best options available online today:

#1 University of Arizona

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

The University of Arizona offers an online Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. You will learn online from the same experts that teach the on campus classes, including plenty of one on one attention from your advisers and professors. Most of the students in this program get job offers before they even graduate. Some of your required courses include:

  • Computer Programming for Engineering Applications
  • Circuit Theory
  • Microprocessor Organization
  • Introductory Mechanics
  • Introductory Optics and Thermodynamics
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science

#2 Penn State University World Campus

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

Penn State University’s World Campus offers a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that gives you a great foundation in theory and application in the rapidly changing electrical engineering field. All of the courses are taught by Penn State’s engineering faculty and will help you to solve complex engineering problems and achieve your goals in this profession.

This 30 credit online degree program is the same as the on campus program and has the same courses that are taught by the same professors. The College of Engineering at Penn State is consistently ranked among the best in the country according to US News and World Report.

Required courses include:

  • Linear Systems: Time Domain Analysis and Transform Analysis
  • Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes
  • Research Projects
  • Power Systems Analysis
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Communications Systems
  • Topics in Digital Signal Processing
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Optimal Control

#3 Drexel University

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

Drexel University offers an accredited Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that provides you with strong foundations in engineering theory and will give you the skills you need to understand new engineering technologies and trends in the field. This two year, online program is highly ranked by US News and World Report and will help you to make an immediate contribution to the growing and evolving electrical engineering field.

Major features of the program include:

  • Intense study in computing and electrical engineering classes with the opportunity to take electives in the engineering management program
  • Each course is taught by experienced engineering faculty who are successful in the field. One third of faculty are IEEE fellows and are known internationally for their work in the field
  • Online course delivery is highly interactive and is designed to engage and challenge students

#4 University of Colorado – Boulder

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

The University of Colorado – Boulder offers an online, asynchronous, on demand Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that will deepen your knowledge in this growing field and will position you well to advance in your career in power electronics, embedded systems, control systems, photonics, remote sensing and digital communications.

This master’s degree program is delivered entirely through Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The major advantage of this program is that it is highly flexible with courses on demand to fit your busy schedule. The curriculum has been designed by CU Boulder to be stackable and modular. Each class is three to six weeks long. The program will officially launch in the fall of 2018.

#5 Purdue University

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

Purdue University offers a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering that will give you the foundation to both excel and lead in a global engineering environment. This electrical and computer engineering graduate program is regularly ranked in the top 10 master’s programs according to US News and World Report. It is designed for the working engineer and will give you the foundation to excel and to lead in the evolving, global technology environment.

Some of the online courses are:

  • Automatic Controls
  • Fields and Optics
  • VLSI and Circuit Design
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Communications and Networking
  • Energy Sources and Systems
  • Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

This is a 30 credit hour program that offers six specializations in the electrical and computer engineering field. Students can earn either a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

#6 Florida International University

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

Florida International University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering that provides you with advanced training in electronics and electromagnetism, nanotechnology, power and energy systems, communications, controls, bioengineering and computers. This online program helps students to become creative problem solvers and critical thinkers in electrical engineering.

Students who graduate from this four year program will learn how to build, repair and calibrate equipment on the job site and will also learn how to troubleshoot and solve developmental issues through testing electrical systems. Students also will fully understand circuit board, processor and chip use in the maintenance and function of electrical equipment. Electrical engineering courses include:

  • Applied Software Techniques in Engineering
  • Circuits Analysis
  • Circuits Lab
  • Introduction to Linear Systems in Engineering
  • Signals and Systems
  • Logic Design
  • Senior Design I and II

Students can choose concentrations that include nanotechnology, control systems, power and energy, computer architecture and microprocessor design and data system software.

#7 Iowa State University

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

With the changing technology landscape across the country, earning an advanced degree in engineering is becoming more important than ever for a dynamic career. Iowa State University offers a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that can be completed online. Students can choose the following concentrations:

  • Communications and signal processing
  • Electric power and energy systems
  • Electromagnetics, microwave and nondestructive evaluation
  • Systems and controls

Students can start the program at the start of the fall or spring semester and can take their courses in any order that is best for them.

#8 University of Southern California

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

The University of Southern California offers an online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that will provide you with the professional skills that you need to work in the rapidly changing engineering field as well as assume upper level management roles in the engineering field. This program has been designed by the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at USC, and includes courses in the following subject areas:

  • Computer architecture
  • Computer aided design
  • Computer networks
  • Control systems
  • High speed switching architectures
  • Image and multimedia processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical communications
  • Quantum information processing

#9 University of Utah

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

The University of Utah offers a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering that can be obtained entirely online without a visit to a college campus. This program takes two years to complete full time and features both recorded lectures that you view at your own pace, as well as live classes each week. The combination of both types of learning has been found to increase engagement with professors and classmates and improves learning outcomes.

Interactive learning in this program occurs in several ways:

  • Group assignments where you collaborate by email or a discussion forum to answer problem sets.
  • Through contributions on a discussion forum as you respond to previous posts
  • Through peer reviews where you review and make comments on other people’s assignments

#10 Kennesaw State University

  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Program/Degree: Master of Science in Applied Engineering – Electrical
  • Cost/Tuition: Inquire
  • Delivery: Online

Kennesaw State University offers a Master of Science in Applied Engineering – Electrical that meets the needs of students and professionals who want to pursue more advanced studies in electrical, electronic and computer engineering and technologies to fulfill personal and career goals. This program may be completed full time in two years and can be completed 100% online. Required courses are:

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Introduction to Radar Systems
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Antenna Engineering
  • Distributed Energy Systems
  • Wireless Mobile Networking
  • Applied Communication Systems

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