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Study Electrical Engineering abroad

An in-depth guide to studying electrical engineering as an international student.

Electrical engineering degrees abroad

Electrical engineering, often referred to as electronic and electrical engineering, is concerned with the technology and application of electricity. It impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, and as an electrical engineer you could find yourself at the cutting edge of new technologies and electronic innovations.

As the world becomes more reliant on sustainable energy and electric vehicles become more common, the demand for electrical engineers will only increase. Most programs require you to have good grades in subjects like maths and physics, and computing and programming skills are also an advantage.

Choosing to study electrical engineering abroad means you’ll be able to access the best programs and the universities with the best facilities. It’s also a chance to experience a new culture, improve your language skills and choose a country that offers the best electrical engineering career prospects after graduation.

Electrical engineering program structure

The structure of each electrical engineering program will be determined by the university, but most will cover the same core areas.

At undergraduate level you can study electrical engineering as a BSc, BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or MEng (Master of Engineering). The MEng combines a bachelor’s and master’s, and it’s possible to study a BEng and choose to convert it to an MEng after the first year if you have achieved the necessary grades.

Bachelor’s programs usually last between three and five years, and a separate master’s (MSc) will take one or two years. You can also study for a PhD degree if you have your master’s, and they can take up to four or five years to complete.

Electrical engineering programs are taught through lectures, small group seminars and practical laboratory work. You will spend a lot of your time developing your practical skills in laboratory sessions which will reinforce the concepts you learn in lectures.

Most programs will assess you through a combination of exams, coursework and presentations. You will also have a research project to complete in the final year of your program.

Common modules you will find on an electrical engineering program include:

  • Engineering mathematics
  • Computing for engineers
  • Engineering materials
  • Digital circuits and systems
  • Electrical systems engineering
  • Electromagnetics and electronic materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering design and practice
  • Power electronics

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Electrical engineering study abroad programs

Electrical engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in electrical engineering

  • Arizona State University Logo

    Electrical Engineering Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 30,634 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, May, August
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  • University of Kentucky Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Kentucky, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 29,050 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • University of Vermont Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Vermont, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 41,280 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, June, August
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  • University of Saskatchewan Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 25,627 CAD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date May, July, September
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  • University of Wyoming Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Wyoming, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 17,570 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date May, September
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Diploma in electrical engineering

  • University of Tasmania Logo

    Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) University of Tasmania, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 51 AUD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

    Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,532 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January
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  • Centennial College Logo

    Electrical Engineering Technician Centennial College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,531 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Logo

    Electrical Engineering Technology Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 19,800 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Fanshawe College Logo

    Electrical Engineering Technology Fanshawe College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,022 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Pathway in electrical engineering

  • Leeds Beckett University Logo

    Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Foundation) Leeds Beckett University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 11,400 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Electrical engineering graduate programs

Master's in electrical engineering

  • Arizona State University Logo

    Electrical Engineering Arizona State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 25,118 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 1 year 3 months
    • Start date January, August
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Engineering (Electrical Engineering) RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 37,440 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel Logo

    Electrical Engineering Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    • Tuition fees per year 3,850 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 38,825 AUD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • University of Wyoming Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Wyoming, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,500 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date May, September
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Doctorate in electrical engineering

  • University of Tasmania Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Tasmania, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 37,493 AUD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics Logo

    Electrical Engineering Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    • Tuition fees per year 9,000 EUR
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date February, September
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  • London South Bank University Logo

    Electronic and Electrical Engineering London South Bank University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,780 GBP
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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  • University of Nicosia Logo

    Electrical Engineering University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    • Tuition fees per year 4,500 EUR
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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  • Frederick University Logo

    Electrical Engineering Frederick University, Cyprus

    • Tuition fees per year 3,015 EUR
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date February, September
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Future electrical engineering careers

There’s a wide range of industries you can work in as an electrical engineering graduate, including energy, IT, telecommunications, aerospace and automotive. Some of the jobs directly related to a degree in electrical and electronic engineering include:

  • Electrical power engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Analyst
  • CAD technician
  • Design engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Broadcast engineer

Most universities will actively support your career aspirations, so take advantage of any help you can get while studying. Before you apply, look to see what roles electrical engineer graduates have achieved in the past to give you some inspiration.