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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

Associate in electronic engineering

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    Aircraft Electronics - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    August, January
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - ASc Eastern New Mexico University, USA | Online

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,772 USD
    Start date
    January, 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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Electronics Engineering Technician - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    January
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Electronics Engineering Technology - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,655 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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Bachelor's in electronic engineering

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Electronics and Nanoelectronics - BSc Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University, Russia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    4,000 USD
    Start date
    October
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    Electrical and Electronics Engineering - BSc Altinbas University, Turkey

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,500 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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    Electrical Engineering: Electronics - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in electronic engineering

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    Electronics Technician Core - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,770 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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Electronic engineering graduate programs

Master's in electronic engineering

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    Electronics Engineering - MSc Linköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    19,000 USD
    Start date
    September
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    Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - by research - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    36,480 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Digitalization, Computing and Electronics: Information Processing Science - Integrated BSc/MSc University of Oulu, Finland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Electronic Engineering - Integrated BEng (Hons)/ME University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Electronics - MSc/MSc (Research)/MSc (Tech) University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    -
    Tuition fees per year
    33,835 NZD
    Start date
    February, July
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    36,480 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Electronic Engineering - PhD University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,493 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Electronic Engineering - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,600 GBP
    Start date
    October, February
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    Electrical and Electronics Engineering - PhD Koç University, Turkey

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    0 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    20,189 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Electronics Engineering Technician - OCDip Durham College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    28 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,112 CAD
    Start date
    September
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    12,500 GBP
    Start date
    February, September
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathway - PGP Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    11,845 GBP
    Start date
    August
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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.