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Study electronic engineering abroad

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

Electronic engineering degrees abroad

Electronic engineering is the study of electronic circuits, components, and devices. Programs in electronic engineering equip students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to work at the forefront of cutting-edge design and development.

As an electronic engineering student, you’ll learn how to plan, create, and test electrical components and systems. You’ll develop your theoretical expertise in areas including electromagnetics, digital electronics, and power electronics. You’ll then apply what you’ve learned to a wide variety of modern technologies, ranging from smartphones to sustainable energy.

By earning your degree abroad, you’ll appreciate just how crucial electronic engineering is to the operations and activities of societies around the world. You’ll see how different countries use electronic engineering to tackle issues like connectivity, health, and sustainability and will gain the global awareness and industry insight needed to kickstart an international career.

Electronic engineering program structure

You can choose to study a BEng in electronic engineering over a minimum of three years. However, most courses recommend that students complete an additional year-long industry placement. As such, it’s common for undergraduate programs to last four years.

You can also opt to pursue an MEng. An MEng is an integrated bachelor’s and master’s program that is studied over four years. The first two years of an MEng typically mirror what’s covered on the BEng. In the final half of your degree, you’ll dive into more advanced and extensive modules.

The highest formal qualification available in electronic engineering is a PhD. These research-based programs can take between four and seven years of study.

To provide you with a sound theoretical and practical grounding in the subject, teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratories, workshops, seminars, and tutorials. Assessment methods will vary from module to module, but you’ll probably encounter written exams, essays, presentations, practical assessments, and independent projects.

Every university will offer a slightly different selection of electronic engineering modules. Therefore, no two programs will look exactly the same. However, most will cover the following core topics:

  • Analog electronics
  • Analysis of circuits
  • Digital electronics
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering design and practice
  • Signals and communications
  • Power engineering

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Electronic engineering study abroad programs

Electronic engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in electronic engineering

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    Digitalization, Computing and Electronics: Computer Science and Engineering - Integrated BSc/MSc University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Integrated BEng (Hons)/MEng University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical & Electronics Engineering - BSc (Hons) MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    January, April
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Business - BEng University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,829 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,270 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,320 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,008 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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Associate in electronic engineering

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    Aircraft Electronics - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - ASc Eastern New Mexico University, USA
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    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,772 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,772 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electronics Technology - AASc North 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
    September, January, April, June
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    Electronics System Specialist - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Diploma in electronic engineering

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    Electrical & Electronics Engineering - UGDip MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,200 USD

    Start date
    January, April
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    Electronics and Communications Engineering, Advanced - AdvDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,292 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - AdvDip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,847 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,657 CAD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,156 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

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

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in electronic engineering

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    Electronics Technology - Cert North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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    Electronics Technician Core - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,746 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,760 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Electronic engineering graduate programs

Master's in electronic engineering

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    Digitalization, Computing and Electronics: Computer Science and Engineering - Integrated BSc/MSc University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,777 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical & Electronic Engineering - Integrated BEng (Hons)/MEng University of Northampton, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,900 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - ME University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,078 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,526 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MSc California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - MEng (Hons) Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,897 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in electronic engineering

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    Electrical & Electronic Engineering - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,938 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,955 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Electronic Engineering - PhD University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,493 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Electronic Engineering - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,229 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Diploma in electronic engineering

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    Electronics Engineering Technician - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Electronics Engineering Technician - Industrial Controls - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    11 months
    Annual tuition fee
    16,066 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,189 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Engineering: Electrical and Electronics Engineering - PGDipEng University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,078 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,526 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Certificate in electronic engineering

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    Electronics and Embedded Systems Development - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,978 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,078 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in electronic engineering

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    Electronic Engineering, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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Future electronic engineering careers

Electronic engineering is a booming international field that recruits thousands of graduates each year. As such, your problem-solving, technical, and analytical skills will be in high demand across sectors including energy, communications, healthcare, manufacturing, transport, and the environment.

Here are some of the exciting careers pursued by electronic engineering graduates:

  • Electronic engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Systems development engineer
  • Quality management engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

Undertaking work experience during university holidays is a great way to accelerate your learning and improve your employability. Your university’s career service can help you track down and apply for placements.