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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

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    Electrical Engineering - BSEE Gannon University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,600 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electrical Engineering - Signals and Systems Specialization - BSc University of Bridgeport, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,920 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electrical Engineering - BS South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,100 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Electrical Engineering - BSc (with placement) University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    45 months
    Annual tuition fee
    1,429 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,454 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    Electrical Engineering - BSc Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,566 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,566 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in electrical engineering

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    Computer & Electrical Engineering - ASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    January, April, June, September
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    Electrical Engineering - AES Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,408 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Electrical Engineering Technology - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    28 months
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electrical Engineering Technology - AASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,305 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Electrical/Instrumentation Technology: Electrical Technology - ASc Los Medanos College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,303 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in electrical engineering

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    Electrical Engineering Technician - Dip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,844 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,925 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Electrical Engineering Technology with Co-op - AdvDip (with placement) Georgian College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    38 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,987 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Electrical Engineering Technology - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in electrical engineering

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    Electrical Engineering - FD Óbuda University, Hungary

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,902 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,000 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,068 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Electrical engineering graduate programs

Master's in electrical engineering

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    Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering) - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,100 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,100 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electrical Engineering - MScEng (with placement) University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    33 months
    Annual tuition fee
    1,429 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,454 EUR

    Start date
    October
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    Electrical Engineering - MSc University of Dayton, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,325 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,325 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Electrical Engineering: Computer Systems - MSEE Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,959 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,960 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Electrical Engineering - Integrated BScTech/MSc (Tech) LUT University, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,853 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    August
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Doctorate in electrical engineering

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    Electrical Engineering - PhD University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,384 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,493 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Electrical Engineering - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

    Start date
    February, June, September
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    Electrical Engineering - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,853 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Electrical Engineering - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Electronic and Electrical Engineering - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,780 GBP

    Start date
    November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October
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Diploma in electrical engineering

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    Electrical Engineering Technician - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, 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.